Technician positons SIUC

Researchers II (Peatland Ecology)

School of Biological Sciences

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position/Rank: Researchers II are full-time grant-funded positions in the School of Biological Sciences (Plant Biology) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Duties and Responsibilities: The selected individuals will be a part of several projects in oil sands environmental monitoring, wetland reclamation, and vegetation assessment in boreal Alberta, Canada. Duties include 1) field measurement of ecological parameters; 2) laboratory analyses of peat, plant, and soil samples; 3) writing of annual reports and manuscripts for publication; and 4) overseeing undergraduate student workers.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in the biological or environmental sciences. Expertise in 1) GIS, 2) performing peatland vegetation surveys, 3) previous experience working in oil sands reclamation or equivalent, and 4) a valid driver’s license and passport.

Effective Date of Appointment: Positions begin January 1, 2020 and are expected to continue for one year, renewable with availability of funding.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Apply via e-mail or US mail to the person listed below with a single file including a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Melissa House, School of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Carbondale,

Life Sciences II Bldg., 1125 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6509, Carbondale, IL 62901 (electronic applications preferred)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of

individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its

ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to

serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed

and encouraged and will receive consideration.