Position Overview: The LaManna lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University is currently looking to hire a lead research technician with experience in forest survey techniques to address questions related to the maintenance of plant species diversity in old-growth forest along a 1,300 m elevational gradient in the Western Cascade Mountains of Oregon. The work will occur at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest (https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/), an NSF Long-tern Ecological Research (LTER) site that is located roughly 45 minutes east of Eugene, Oregon. The area is known for its recreational opportunities including hiking and backpacking, for its scenic volcanoes, and the Three Sisters Wilderness. Pay will be commensurate with experience, and apartment-style housing at the H. J. Andrews Forest field station will be provided.
Duties and Responsibilities: Leading small crews of research technicians in a forest setting. Mapping and measuring trees, plants, seedlings and other forest ecology techniques. Using GPS, laser rangefinders, and other forest survey equipment. Work outside in a beautiful location.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have a university degree in appropriate area of biology. Must have previous experience working and/or supervising field crews in an outdoor setting, measuring ecological processes and patterns. Enthusiasm is a must.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Growing tree seedlings in a shadehouse setting is a plus, but not required for this position.
Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications for this position must be received through Marquette University’s electronic recruiting system (http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/11060). Please attach a cover letter and resume, as well as the names and contact information for two references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Please apply as soon as possible, and email Dr. Joe LaManna (joseph.lamannamarquette.edu) with any questions. Thank you!