Full-time research technician positions in plant ecology, Utah and Idaho

Here’s an opportunity for the EEB website:

Dr. Peter Adler (Utah State University) and Dr. Matt Germino (USGS) seek experienced field ecologists to implement a series of experiments focused on understanding how climate change will affect the trajectory of the cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion in the Intermountain West.  Two positions are available: one stationed Logan, Utah with AdlerÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research group, and the other stationed in Boise, Idaho with GerminoÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research group. These are temporary (two year), full-time positions with annual income of $32,000-35,000 plus benefits. Positions will begin between May and July, 2020.

Responsibilities include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Leading the implementation of large common garden experiments, including site preparation, seed preparation, and seed planting.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Collecting data on plant demographic rates, functional traits, and abiotic conditions.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Data entry and QAQC.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Supervising student research assistants.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assisting PIs with project management.

Minimum qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Bachelor degree in biology, ecology, natural resources or a related field, or equivalent job experience

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Previous experience with plant ecology field experiments

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Knowledge of Intermountain West flora

Preferred Qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    MS degree in biology, ecology, natural resources or a related field

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Project management experience

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Competence in the R statistical environment

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Peter Adler (peter.adler@usu.edu). Please indicate whether you are interested in the Boise and/or the Logan position.