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Immediate opening – understory plant ecology field technician The Savannah River Site, South Carolina
We seek to fill one field technician position for a large-scale experiment on the restoration of longleaf pine understory plant communities in the Southeastern United States. Primary job duties will include field, laboratory, and office tasks required for experimental studies of plant community restoration and plant-animal interactions.
The position will begin by June 29, 2015 and will last for up to 3 months. Pay rate will be $10-12 per hour, commensurate with experience. The technician will work at the Savannah River Site, live in a town near the site (Aiken or New Ellenton, SC, or Augusta, GA), and will join a team of two principal investigators (John Orrock at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lars Brudvig at Michigan State University), a post-doc (Nash Turley), and a lead technician (Joe Ledvina). Housing is not provided, but low-cost options are available.
Successful candidates will have a background in ecology, biology, or a related discipline. Previous field research experience is required, previous botanical field experience is highly desired. The successful applicant must be able to endure hot, humid conditions and long hours in the field.
Michigan State University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
*Because the research site is a highly secure area run by the federal government, non- United States citizens may have difficulty gaining clearance to work there.
To apply, please email a CV or resume and a letter including descriptions of past experience that highlight plant ecology and/or botany experience, why this position is interesting or important to you, dates of availability, and contact information with email addresses for three references to Joe Ledvina at email@example.com. Review of application materials will begin immediately; applications received after June 11, 2015 will not be considered.