We seek a summer research technician to join a project examining the role of species interactions in determining the impact of climate change on plant communities. The position is in Peter Adler's lab (https://qcnr.usu.edu/labs/adler_lab/index) at Utah State University in Logan, UT, with field work in eastern Idaho sagebrush steppe vegetation. Primary responsibilities include mapping individual plants in permanent plots, and digitizing these maps using ArcGIS software. Important qualifications include a strong background in plant taxonomy, and a strong back. The position could start as early as May, 2017, and runs through September, 2017, but start and end dates are flexible. Pay is $12 per hour. To apply, email Peter Adler (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following documents attached as a pdf: 1) A cover letter explaining your interest in and qualification for the position, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) undergraduate transcript, and 4) contact information for three references. Deadline for applications is March 31.
Plant identification skills
Ability to carry heavy equipment over uneven terrain
Experience with ArcGIS
Computer programming experience desirable but not required