Project manager position on mycorrhizal networks and tree drought tolerance – In Missoula, Montana

Agency
University of Montana
Location
Missoula, Montana
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
TBD
Last Date to Apply
12/31/2021
Description
Project manager We are seeking an energetic and motivated person to work on a field research project on mycorrhizal networks and forest ecophysiology in Western Montana. The project seeks to understand the role of stress and mycorrhizal networks in modulating ponderosa pine responses to drought. This is a full-time position for a minimum of 12 months. The successful candidate will start as early as possible in 2022, but not later than February 15th, 2022. They will help coordinate the project, conduct fieldwork, and process samples in the lab. Ideally, the candidate will also engage in data analyses and publication. Fieldwork will start in March-April 2022 and will continue through the spring and summer 2022. The project will involve ecophysiological measurements in trees in the field, as well as sample processing in the lab. We envision this position as an ideal springboard for candidates interested in gaining in-depth research experience prior to a longer-term commitment to research.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor degree in Biology or related field • Independent research experience • Demonstrated ability to work independently • Ability to conduct physically demanding fieldwork • Coordination, management, and people skills Preferred Qualifications • Graduate degree in Biology or related field • Experience in tree ecophysiology techniques • Experience in soil and fungal biology • Experience in data management and organization • Strong writing skills • Quantitative/analytical skills Interested candidates should send via email: 1) a cover letter briefly explaining their prior experience, interest, and qualification for the position; 2) resume; and 3) names and contact information of three people willing to provide a letter of recommendation, to: Anna Sala, Professor Division of Biological Sciences University of Montana anna.sala@umontana.edu
Contact Person
Anna Sala, Professor
Contact eMail
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