The Walters Lab in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is looking to two additional field technicians for the current field season. We are an applied forest ecology (silviculture) lab with a current focus on exploring alternative management regimes in northern hardwood forests. Field technicians will include characterizing vegetation structure in forests with harvest treatments scheduled for Winter 2017/18. 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. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
Time Frame: As soon as possible – the end of summer or November 15.
Pay rate: $11/hr minimum, commensurate with experience. Typically 40 hours/week. We provide housing during work trips.
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 “Walters Lab Summer Field Technician” in the subject line.