Spring and Summer Positions in Mineland Reclamation Researc

The Jacobs lab at Purdue FNR is currently conducting a project investigating success of hardwood plantings on reclaimed mine sites in southern Indiana. We are looking to hire 1-3 technicians to assist us. Field research will occur in Pike county and surrounding counties at a range of reclaimed mines. We are looking for field assistants that are motivated, hard-working, and willing to work outdoors in rugged conditions and any weather. The conditions on site are very weedy, open, and often have ticks; but also have great views and diverse wildlife. Technicians will gain experience in soil sampling, GPS and orientation, tree identification, and data collection. Employment will last until the end of May and may also be extended into the summer.

Compensation: $13/hour, housing provided for work trips.

Hours: Flexible, but must be able to work on overnight trips, unless you live locally. Typically 8-10 hours a day, 2-4 days a week. Ability to work Fridays-Sundays is preferred. We are willing to work with your schedule.

Timing: March-May 2020, with possibility of continuing into summer if desired.

Qualifications: Ability to work in outdoor environments in any weather. Dendrology skills ar strongly preferred.

To apply: Contact Caleb Redick at credick@purdue.edu. Application deadline 5/01/20.