*Summer 2019 Forestry Field Assistants at NEON sites across the US*
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Travel across the US
*Last Date to Apply*
Will accept applicants until positions are filled
FIELD ASSISTANTS are needed to collect foliar samples, measure net primary
production, and collect leaf spectral measurements using portable
spectroradiometers at National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) sites
across the US. A small team will travel for ~12-20 day periods (followed by
~5-7 day breaks) to *make field measurements following a rigorous travel
and field schedule* in order to be at each of the respective sites to
collect ground measurements where airborne imagery is being flown. The 2019
sites include locations in Kansas, the Great Basin, southern Arizona,
Wisconsin and Yellowstone.
The field season is approximately *May 12 – September 3. Each field stint
will start and end in Madison, WI. *Lodging and travel expenses during
field stints will be covered while away from Madison, WI, however, these
costs will not be covered during the 5-7 day breaks. While it is not
required that crew members remain in Madison during time off, the vehicle,
equipment and samples will return to Madison between each trip for
organization and resupply.
It is critical that team members are dedicated to precision field work
under a wide variety of terrain and weather conditions using highly
sensitive instruments, all while under the pressure of meeting a highly
demanding travel schedule. We can train the right candidates to use the
spectroradiometers, we are seeking a solid crew with proven field
*Must be a student enrolled during Fall 2019 (at any university). Current
student hourly employees at UW-Madison are encouraged to apply.* Preferred
applicants will be capable of maintaining a strong field work ethic and
positive attitude during harsh field conditions, work well independently
and with a team, and have strong attention to detail. A US driverÃ¢Â€Â™s license
and clean driving record are desirable.
Specific skills of interest:
Ã‚Â· Tree species ID
Ã‚Â· Care and use of field gear: GPS, spectroradiometers, etc.
Ã‚Â· Data entry: Excel and Word, primarily
*TO APPLY:* Applications will be reviewed as they are received until
positions are filled. Please contact Erin Wagner (ephokanson AT wisc.edu)
if you have any questions. *Please follow the application instructions
carefully. *In the case of large applicant volume, only those applications
that follow instructions exactly will be considered.
To apply, please follow these requirements:
Ã‚Â· Send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for 3
references (both phone AND email are required) as a single PDF to
ephokanson AT wisc.edu.
Ã‚Â· *Please confirm in the email that 1) you will be enrolled in Fall
2019, 2) where you will be enrolled *(Note: you do NOT need to be enrolled
at UW-Madison to be eligible). However, please do highlight if you are a
current student and / or student hourly employee at UW-Madison.
Ã‚Â· Name the PDF (using your name) in this format: