Posted on behalf of Dr. Greg Houseman. See application instructions below.
Field/Lab Technician (~10 month)
The Houseman lab at Wichita State University is seeking a research technician to assist with several studies in Kansas grasslands. These projects funded by NSF, USDA, EPSCoR and state monies address: 1) restoration of plant diversity in prairies, 2) invasive plant biology in the Flint Hills of Kansas and 3) effects of pathogen-legume interactions in perennial grasslands. More information on some of these projects is available on my webpage (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.wichita.edu%2Fbiology%2Fghouseman&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C7faa913bde04487cee2108d785ff0422%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637125202664236310&sdata=ihL8SRMuUWKyXL5oZ2ewH6t4E%2FYOKAzOxCkPdVHz6AU%3D&reserved=0). During the growing season, the technician will focus on fieldwork related to several different studies/experiments. These tasks include setup and maintenance of field and greenhouse experiments, plant identification, and other data collection efforts. During the winter and late summer, time will be allocated to lab and greenhouse work. The ideal person would be highly motivated, able to work outside in all conditions, have some experience with data collection, and be capable of operating vehicles (truck, UTV, etc). Some background with grassland plant identification is strongly preferred but applicants with the ability to learn quickly would be acceptable. Pay will be $12-14/hour depending on experience. The position will begin in January or February depending on applicant availability.
Please submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and the contact information for three references to Greg Houseman at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin in early January 2020 and continue until the position is filled.