The Evans lab in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University (WSU) is hiring (1) seasonal field assistant for field work associated with assessing nitrogen (N) deposition utilizing lichens. Field work will be conducted at North Cascades National Park Service Complex (NOCA) in northwestern Washington. The field assistant will work closely with a PhD student and another field assistant to conduct lichen community surveys and collect lichen samples for elemental analysis (N content and stable isotope composition). The majority of time in this position will be spent doing field surveys. Training will be provided at the beginning of the season to learn field and collection protocols. Overnight backpacking trips are expected to access to remote sampling locations; however, we will occasionally stay at developed campgrounds and NPS lodging. This position is expected to start May 13, 2019 and continue through August 16, 2019 [different start/end dates for non-WSU students will be considered].
Ã‚Â• Working towards/completed degree in biology, ecology, and/or a related field Ã‚Â• Lichen identification skills Ã‚Â• Field research experience Ã‚Â• Backpacking/backcountry experience Ã‚Â• Strong attention to organization and detail Ã‚Â• Ability to work cooperatively in small groups, and to take instruction Ã‚Â• Clear, direct communication skills
COMPENSATION: Stipend (paid bi-weekly) will be provided. Expenses associated with overnight field work (i.e. food and lodging) will be covered. This is a temporary position with no benefits.
TO APPLY: Applications should be compiled into a single PDF document and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 26th, 2019.
Ã‚Â• letter of interest that includes your availability (i.e. when can you start) Ã‚Â• resume Ã‚Â• transcripts (unofficial is fine) and/or list of relevant coursework Ã‚Â• the names and contact information for two references
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School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University