The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for a full-time, temporary Research Hourly Worker. The 28,500-acre Research Center is located between Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. Further information can be found on the web site at http://www.jonesctr.org/.
This position will begin in June 2017 and continue for 3 months with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding. This employee will assist research staff and graduate students in the Ecohydrology Lab with a variety of field and lab studies. The Ecohydrology Lab conducts research focused on the intersection of upland longleaf pine forest dynamics and hydrology at local and regional scales. The employee’s primary duties will center on assisting with routine lab field work and sample processing, as well as graduate research projects. Duties may include: 1) frequent, routine measurements of throughfall and stemflow; 2) litter sample collection and processing; 3) installing and checking insect traps; 4) assistance with construction, installation and maintenance of sap flow probes and meteorological sensors; and 5) data entry.
Job Requirements: The successful candidate must be willing to conduct sometimes strenuous physical activity under demanding field conditions (i.e., heat, high humidity, and insects) and to work with minimal supervision.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, forestry, natural resources management or a related field is preferred. Experience or coursework in ecohydrology, forest hydrology and/or plant physiology is a plus. Prior experience working in remote field settings is highly desirable. The optimum candidate will also have the motivation and ability to master the safe and proper operation of complicated field instrumentation.
Wages: $9.00–$11.00 per hour with housing
$10.00–$12.00 per hour without housing
(Rate will depend on qualifications)
Limited on-site housing is available.
A letter of application, resume, college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) and list of references should be emailed to: email@example.com Subject: Ecohydrology Research Hourly Worker (please use exact wording in subject line, otherwise your application may be overlooked). Applicantions may also be sent by mail to: Cindy Craft, ATTN: Ecohydrology Hourly Research Worker, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870 or by Fax to (229)734-4707. Specific questions regarding the position should be sent to the Ecohydrology Lead Technician, Stribling Stuber (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications received before April 21, 2017 will receive highest consideration. The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.