Research Manager – SRS Corridor Project – South Carolina

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Aiken, SC
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Research (Researcher)
~$39,400 depending on qualifications
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We seek to hire a Research Manager to work within a long-term landscape fragmentation experiment (SRS Corridor Project) to understand the long-term impacts of habitat connectivity on plant community assembly and diversity. This position will be based full-time at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina. The position involves vegetation and soil sampling, collection of plant functional traits, and establishment and monitoring of experiments to evaluate the effects of connectivity on community assembly in longleaf pine understories. The Research Manager will interact closely with the PIs, Ellen Damschen and John Orrock (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Lars Brudvig and Nick Haddad (Michigan State University), Julian Resasco (University of Colorado-Boulder) and other members of the research group including undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, technicians, and local U.S. Forest Service resource managers.
Bachelor's Degree in ecology or a similar field of study required. Master's Degree in ecology or similar field of study preferred. Required qualifications: Ability to taxonomically identify species of plants, experience conducting different types of vegetation surveys and field experiments, experience supervising field assistants and serving as a mentor, experience serving as a research leader and collaborator, ability to engage with and present information to management partners, experience managing and analyzing ecological community data. Preferred Qualification: Deep botanical knowledge of the longleaf pine flora. Salary will be approximately $39,400/yr. depending on qualifications. Must submit Research Manager applications through Jobs@UW: You will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above. For questions on the position, contact: Ellen Damschen at . Applications must be submitted through the Jobs@UW link above. Emailed applications for this Research Manager position will not be reviewed.
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Ellen Damschen
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