The Walters Lab in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University
is looking to hire several field technicians for the coming summer season.
We are an applied forest ecology (silviculture) lab with a current focus on
exploring alternative management regimes in northern hardwood forests. The
upcoming field season will involve surveying pre-harvest vegetation
structure for forests to be harvested Winter 2017/18, marking forest stands
for harvest, and quantifying the impacts of beech bark disease on forest
stand structure in aftermath forests. There is a possibility for one
position to transition to a combined field/lab technician role in support
of a dendrochronology project. Field sites are throughout the Upper
Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula in Michigan.
Desired skills: Experience or aptitude for plant identification, and GPS
navigation; interest in forest ecology/silviculture; experience and/or
desire to work outdoors in rugged conditions. Undergraduates and recent
graduates are encouraged to apply.
Time Frame: May =E2=80=93 August with the opportunity for one or two to sta=
early April for timber marking work and the opportunity for one position to
extend beyond the end of August.
Pay rate: $11/hr minimum, commensurate with experience. Typically 40
hours/week. We provide housing.
To apply: Submit a CV or resume, list of three references with contact
information (including email and phone number), and a brief cover letter
outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience, as well as
your dates of availability, to Evan Farinosi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with
=E2=80=9CWalters Lab Summer Field Technician=E2=80=9D in the subject line.