The Jones Center invites applications for a Seasonal Research Worker position in the Forest Ecology lab. This is a temporary 3-month position beginning May 15, 2019. On-site housing is provided on a space-available basis. The Seasonal Research Worker will assist on a project comparing the effects of gap-based silviculture on longleaf pine regeneration and woody species in the understory. The majority of time will be spent in the field, where activities will include use of GPS equipment and data loggers, and making basic forest measurements (including DBH, height, age, basal area and ground cover). The worker(s) will also be involved with data entry and other duties as required.
The 29,000 acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, 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. For more information visit our web site: www.jonesctr.org.
Qualifications: Significant progress towards a B.S. degree in forestry, conservation biology, ecology, or a related field.
Job Requirements: Ability to conduct physical activity in the field under a variety of weather conditions, to follow instructions with attention to detail, and work well both independently and within small groups. Experience with basic forestry measurement equipment (i.e. DBH tape, hypsometer, compass), southeastern vegetation and plant communities, GPS, and GIS is desired. Some computer-related experience is required (MS Office, required).