The Department of Biology at The College of New Jersey invites applications
for an Ecology Research Technician (20 hours/week). The position will begin
in late August 2015 and continue through June 2016. The Ecology Research
Technician will perform skilled technical work to support a faculty research
program in suburban forest ecology and the ecology of plant-pathogen
interactions. The technician will be involved in all aspects of the
research, including collection of field, greenhouse, and lab data, data
management and analysis, maintenance of greenhouse and field experiments,
ordering and maintenance of research supplies, and scheduling and
coordinating the undergraduate research team.
Qualifications for this position:
- Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in one of
the following areas: biology, botany, ecology, forestry, environmental
science, or a related field.
- Coursework in ecology and/or botany.
- Past experience with field ecology research.
- Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the flora of New Jersey.
- Evidence of interpersonal abilities that enable working collegially as a
team member with faculty and students.
- A demonstrated ability to work independently.
- Strong computer software skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and
- Must be willing and able to work outdoors in all day in all weather, in
forested sites, and be able to do physical labor, for example installing
fence posts and sawing tree limbs.
- Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle to drive to field sites.
- Demonstrated ability to manage large data sets.
- Coursework in statistics.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct statistical data analysis.
- Knowledge of SAS and/or R software.
Applications consisting of a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or
resume and contact information for three professional references are being
accepted via e-mail (Microsoft Word or PDF documents, please) at
firstname.lastname@example.org. References will not be contacted without the candidate's
prior knowledge and consent. Applications will be considered through July
31, 2015. Resumes received after that date will only be considered if a
suitable applicant has not been identified. Final offer of employment will
be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned
national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a
residential experience for it's over 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of
Barron's 75 Most Competitive American Colleges, and U.S. News & World
Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving
diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members
of underrepresented groups to apply.