Research tech position, plant community ecology, southern California

We are hiring a research technician to work on a project focused on how species’ phenological differences, pollinators, soil communities, and/or climate variability mediate coexistence and invasion in plant communities. The position is based in the Diez Lab ( at the University of California, Riverside, and ideal for someone with a bachelor’s degree contemplating graduate school and looking for research experience. The work will involve a mixture of field work, computer work, and greenhouse experiments.

Qualifications: Experience and/or interest in the following are highly desirable:  field ecology, California flora (or ability to learn), and programming in R.  Required are: sharp critical thinking and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work well alone and in teams, a valid driver’s license, enthusiasm / ability to work long field days in desert-like conditions and willingness to spend some nights at research field stations.

Position: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week), paying approx. $3250 / month plus benefits through the University of California. The position start-date is January 2019, but can be flexible, and duration is a minimum of 6 months but renewable up to two years.

To apply: please email me ( your CV, a brief description of your past research and coursework experience in ecology, your interest in the position, and contact information for 2 references.  Please apply by October 1 for full consideration.