Summer 2019 Forestry Field and Lab Assistants
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Upper Midwest: Lab work in Madison, WI; field work based out of Minocqua, WI
*Last Date to Apply*
Will accept applicants until positions are filled
FIELD AND LAB ASSISTANTS needed to collect foliar samples, measure net
primary production, process samples for analysis, and collect leaf spectral
measurements using portable spectroradiometers. All assistants will perform
lab duties throughout the summer. During field campaigns we will pull some
assistants from the lab to do field work. However, we encourage students
who are interested in working exclusively in the lab to apply as well.
*Field work: *The field season is approximately *May 12 – September 3* in
the Northwoods near Minocqua, WI and at agricultural sites in the Central
Sands of Wisconsin in support of airborne hyperspectral measurements
collected periodically throughout the season. Lodging and travel expenses
while away from Madison, WI are provided.
*Lab **work:* Leaf sample processing occurs *year-round* in our Madison, WI
lab, and positions are filled as they become available. Sample processing
includes prepping samples for lab analysis and measuring dry leaf spectra
with a portable spectroradiometer. Lab assistants will also be expected to
do general lab tasks.
*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 a plus.
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. Please note whether you would like to join field
crews or whether you would like to work exclusively in the lab.
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: