Seeking temporary research technician to assist with field survey and status assessment of the aquatic macrophyte Nuphar sagittifolia in eastern North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia from May 21-Early August 2018. Position will be approximately 20 hours/week, $10/hr, based at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Duties will be split between field and office work. The goals of the project are 1) To clarify the taxonomic identity of Nuphar populations 2)To assess population genetics of N. sagittifolia populations 3) To document the location, size and status of N. sagittifolia populations to inform conservation decisions.
Bridge and kayak surveys for N. sagittifolia populations range-wide Collect photographs, leaf tissue for DNA extraction, and voucher specimens Data management (photographs, GPS points, field data) Morphology measurements
Required: At least two college-level courses in related field (botany, ecology, forestry, plant systematics, natural resources etc.)
Preferred: Strong interest in botany and conservation biology Comfort with kayaking (kayak can be provided) Proficiency in data entry and management Ability to work independently after training Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule Applicants must have a vehicle for surveys (gas costs reimbursed)
Start Date: May 21, 2018
Approximate End Date: Early August 2018. Hours per week may vary due to field conditions or project needs. Position is funded for approximately
11 weeks at 20 hours per week.
Hourly Wage: $10
Submit application, including resume and cover letter, at:
https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/98635. Review of applications will begin April 3; position will remain posted until filled.
Contact Katherine Culatta: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions