Job announcement – disease ecology seasonal project assistants (2) at the Cary Institute, NY

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Project Assistants “Mouse-mast Project” (up to 2)

Research:  We are researching the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationships between mammals, ticks, oak trees, and Lyme disease. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

Job Description:  Duties include live-trapping small mammals, reliably recording trapping data, sampling abundance of ticks, wildlife camera deployment, tree seed collection, and tree surveys within eastern deciduous forest plots. Early morning and late afternoon hours are required.

Qualifications:  Meticulous attention to detail and experience in field ecology is required. Prior experience handling small mammals is highly desirable and Northeastern U.S. tree identification is preferred.

Employment can begin May 11 or May 18, 2020, with an end date of approximately mid-October 2020. Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld and is full time, 35 hours/week. This is an hourly, non-exempt, non-benefited position.

Wage is commensurate with education and experience. The final candidate will be required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment driving background check successfully. All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. On-site or nearby housing is available. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020.

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Please click the “Apply Now” button. Under “Resume” on the application page, click the “Upload Resume” link to upload a single PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Please contact Patricia Jones (845-677-7600 x. 109) with any questions about applying.

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.