Syracuse University/Field Assistant/ Syracuse, NY
The Fridley Lab seeks to hire up to two full-time field assistants for the 2012 summer field season
Duration: (12 wks, May-August, start and end dates flexible)
Responsibilities: Research involving old field plant communities across the Eastern U.S. Activities may include assisting with taxonomic surveys from Ontario to Florida; helping with the construction of experimental plant communities in Syracuse, the Hudson Valley, and central NJ, and subsequent monitoring of plant growth; and various lab tasks including data entry.
Successful applicants will be based largely in Syracuse, with frequent (paid) trips to other locations.
Desired qualifications include a strong interest in field ecology, previous field experience, and willingness to work outdoors under sometimes uncomfortable conditions. Demonstrated taxonomic proficiency with vascular plants is preferred.
The pay rate is $10/hr .
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to Emily Pipher (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2012. More information about the Fridley Lab is at plantecology.syr.edu/fridley.Education
Job No. 1890