Research technician in plant population biology

The Peterson lab in the Plant Biology Department at the University of Georgia is seeking a full-time research technician in plant population biology (

The technician will contribute to a variety of field, greenhouse, and lab experiments investigating plant population responses to climate change. Ongoing projects in the lab include 1) shifts in flowering time and plant-pollinator interactions in the Rocky Mountains, 2) demography and local adaptation to climate in arctic/alpine tundra species, and 3) population viability of granite outcrop endemics in the southeast. The position will be based in Athens, GA for most of the year but involve travel to remote field sites for specific projects, including field research at Niwot Ridge, CO in June-July. Responsibilities will include growing/maintaining plants in the greenhouse, contributing to field experiments, data management, ordering lab supplies, and routine lab work.

The ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing a career in ecology, environmental sciences, or evolutionary biology, and have demonstrated abilities in critical thinking, organization, and working as part of a team. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (organismal biology or environmental science), previous field research experience, and the ability and willingness to engage in physically strenuous or uncomfortable activities (e.g., hiking at high elevation, carrying heavy equipment, working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions). Candidates from under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply!

The position has an anticipated start date of January 2021, but is open to negotiation for strong candidates. Annual salary range is $30,000 – $35,000 depending on education level and prior experience, and includes competitive benefits. Athens is a vibrant university community close to Atlanta with exceptional music, food, and natural areas to enjoy ( Interested candidates can apply for the position here: Please contact Megan Peterson ( with any questions about the position. Review of applications will begin December 1.