Summer Research Assistant- Suburban Ecosystems - Job # CNSE17
SUMMARY: We seek a motivated Summer Field Research Assistant to work on a residential ecosystem structure and function project at The Woods Hole Research Center. The successful candidate will assist in projects that assess how management of suburban residential ecosystems controls plant, bird and insect communities, soil biogeochemistry, and the population structure of plant species that move between wildlands and residential areas. The field sites will be in the Boston Metropolitan Region, 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. Some background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, botany, or ecosystems ecology preferred. Basic laboratory skills, familiarity with spreadsheet software required. Some knowledge of terrestrial plants of the Northeast US or coastal Massachusetts desired. Basic familiarity with GIS software also desirable. 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
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For more information, please contact Christopher Neill: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Woods Hole Research Center (whrc.org), located in the heart of a vibrant scientific community, is a non-profit, independent research institute where scientists investigate the causes and effects of climate change to identify and implement opportunities for conservation, restoration and economic development around the world. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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