From: Dr. Sara Galbraith [mailto:sara.galbraith@OREGONSTATE.EDU]
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:05 PM
Subject: CREW LEADER (1) AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (5) NEEDED FOR FOREST POLLINATOR STUDY IN OREGON COAST RANGE
CREW LEADER (1) AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (5) NEEDED FOR FOREST POLLINATOR STUDY with a large-scale study led by Dr. Jim Rivers
(http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/jim-rivers/) and Dr. Sara Galbraith in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. The objective of this research is to assess how native pollinator communities within managed forests are influenced by stand age and management intensity. Field work will take place in the rugged and scenic Coast Range of western Oregon and will involve physically demanding work in challenging conditions (heat, cold, rain, sun, steep slopes, loose rock, logging slash, hazardous plants), working long days, including some weekends, and navigating alone through difficult forest terrain. Primary duties of crew members will consist of collecting insects through a variety of techniques (netting, traps) in managed forest stands, conducting pollination experiments, quantifying floral resources and nesting habitat, and curating insect specimens in the lab.
Crew members are likely to assist with related research project conducted in crop fields as time allows.
Crew leader position runs April 23-August 31, 2018; research assistant positions run May 7-August 31, 2018; there is the potential for flexibility on start and end dates. Pay rate is $2500-$2700/month for crew leader and $2200-$2400/month for research assistants, depending on previous research experience. Free housing will be provided as well as free project-related transportation.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.S. degree in entomology, animal ecology or a related field and with a minimum of 2 years of field experience for research assistants (2 season-long field positions = 2 years of field experience) and 3 years of field experience for crew leader. Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient with capture and identification of insects, have previous experience sampling wild pollinator communities in forest or agricultural settings, and who are familiar with Oregon flora. Successful applicants will be self- motivated, have a strong work ethic, be able to carry heavy gear (30+
lbs) on steep slopes, be able to work harmoniously in a group living situation, have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, be able to maintain a positive disposition under challenging field conditions, and have a proven track record of working in a safe, efficient, and cooperative manner in a team setting. Crew leader applicants should have these qualities as well as strong and demonstrated leadership skills, and experience making decisions and communicating effectively in a field setting under challenging conditions.
To apply: Applicants should create a single PDF or MS-Word file that contains (1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the specific duties described in the position description; (2) a full-length CV or resume; and (3) the names and contact information (email, telephone) of three referees who may be contacted; this document should be emailed to email@example.com with “Bee Crew Position 2018” in the subject line. Positions will be filled as qualified applications are received.