Field technician: Plant Ecology
40 hours / week
Open date = immediately
Closing date = until filled
This position is available from September 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015, with
the possibility of extension pending available funds.
Research Technician, Plant Ecology
Syracuse University: The Fridley and Frank Labs in the Biology Department at
Syracuse University seek to hire a full-time field and lab assistant for
Fall 2014 (approximately 20 weeks, September 2014 to January 2015, start and
end dates flexible) for projects involving native and invasive forest plants
in central New York, experimental old field communities in New York and New
Jersey, and soils from Yellowstone National Park. Activities will involve
lab and field components and include assisting with periodic field
measurements of leaf traits; plant harvest and growth analysis; lab analysis
of leaf elemental chemistry; maintenance and monitoring of experimental old
field communities; processing plant and soil material for carbon / nitrogen
analysis; and various other lab tasks including data entry. The successful
applicant will be based largely in Syracuse, with (paid) trips to other NY
and NJ locations. Desired qualifications include a strong interest in field
ecology and complementary lab analyses, an undergraduate degree in Biology,
Botany, Ecology, or related field, previous field/lab experience, and
willingness to work outdoors under sometimes uncomfortable conditions.
Demonstrated taxonomic proficiency with plants is preferred but not
required. The pay rate is $12.45/hr and includes full benefits. There is a
possibility the position would be extended further into 2015 pending funding
availability. Information about lab activities can be found at
http://plantecology.syr.edu/fridley and questions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full consideration applicants should complete an online application by
August 20 at
http://www.sujobopps.com (job posting #031089), and include a cover letter,
resume/CV, and a list of at least two academic or professional references.