SUMMARY: We seek a motivated Summer Field Research Assistant to work on coastal vegetation and conservation science projects at The Woods Hole Research Center. The successful candidate will assist in projects that assess the effects of grazing and land use history on the vegetation of the coastal region of southeastern Massachusetts, and the effectiveness of current conservation management practices in structuring vegetation and preserving biodiversity. The field sites will be located in the Cape & Islands, and the candidate would be expected to live in the Woods Hole region.
Qualifications and Experience: The candidate should possess a BS degree, or significant course work and/or field experience in ecology or environmental science. A background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, botany, or ecosystems ecology is preferred. Demonstrated skills in data organization, analysis and report writing are also preferred. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity, and willing to endure occasional exposure to insects, ticks and poison ivy.
Duties will include, but not limited to:
Field season: May 1, 2017- August 30, 2017
Application Deadline: April 10th, or until filled
Compensation: $14 to $15 an hour (dependent upon experience); full-time at 40 hrs/week
Application Instructions: To apply, please send cover letter referencing “Summer RA job# CNCV17”, resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “CNCV17” in the subject line.
For more information, please contact Christopher Neill: email@example.com
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