Kansas State Summer Field Tech Plant Ecology

The Louthan Lab at Kansas State University is recruiting up to three seasonal field technicians beginning as soon as May 1. Our lab works at the intersection of population and community plant ecology, focusing on how species interactions and climate change jointly influence population dynamics and distribution patterns. Technicians will assist in establishing experimental manipulations of large herbivores and drought and initiating long term studies of plant performance, largely at Konza Prairie LTER near Manhattan, Kansas.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have an interest in fieldwork (though no prior experience is required). Prospective technicians must be comfortable with long days outside in rough field conditions (e.g. uneven terrain, hot/humid weather). They must be both team- and detail-oriented.

SCHEDULE: May to August 2020. Work week will be 40 hours, M-F; however, schedules with longer workdays and extended weekends may occur to accomplish project goals (busy time periods will be balanced with adequate rest days).

HOUSING: Provided for those not in the Manhattan area. Housing will be dormitory-style and located at Konza Prairie LTER just outside of Manhattan, Kansas.

TO APPLY: Contact Allison Louthan (amlouthan@ksu.edu) with a cover letter, current CV that includes previous research experience, and contact information for three references. Please put Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeSummer Field TechnicianÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received before April 1.