Hiring field technicians for Wetland Ecology and Restoration

Dr. Karin Kettenring’s Wetland Ecology Lab is hiring two summer field technicians to assist with graduate student research studying wetland plant restoration in wetlands surrounding Great Salt Lake. The position is based at Utah State University in Logan, UT with daily travel to and from field sites. Technicians will complete a wide variety of tasks including field experiment setup, vegetation monitoring, seed collecting, aquatic plant sampling, and assisting in greenhouse experiments. There are also opportunities to be involved in a lab experiment studying the habitat preferences of the threatened June sucker fish, or a field survey of mountain fens in the Uinta mountains over two, eight-day backpacking hitches. Through this position you will work with an awesome crew of graduate and undergraduate students and gain experience in field-based restoration research as well as time in the lab and greenhouse. You will also learn about wetland ecosystems, plant ecology, data collection methods, and current issues that face UtahÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s wetlands.Prior experience or coursework in plant ecology or restoration is preferred but not required.  Applicants must have an interest in plant or wetland ecology, be willing to learn new skills, and be able to work in strenuous, hot conditions for long periods of time. A driver’s license is required.This position starts in early May and is a variable hour position working 30-40 hours each week, with $12-16/hour depending on experience. The position will go through August, September, or longer depending on the applicant’s availability. There will be occasional long days and some work on evenings and weekends. The deadline to apply is February 9th.Apply using this link: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3U7dj4h&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C7d848489f3cc485a129108dc24ae1785%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638425577335932921%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=I68kUHBJWJqP%2FmPiTUPIcNYG2nr2ZJHbg7uEy8H7xM4%3D&reserved=0For further questions, please contact Lab Manager Sam Kurkowski at sam.kurkowski@usu.edu