The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for a Seasonal Research Worker II position in the Forest Ecology lab. This is a temporary 3-month position with possible extension up to 9 months beginning March 1, 2018. On-site housing is provided on a space-available basis. The Seasonal Research Worker will assist in assessments of forest structure and growth for a project examining silviculturally mediated forest composition and structure in future climate change scenarios. 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 and basal area). There may also be opportunities to aid in the assessment of fire intensity, hardwood regeneration, and litter and biomass sampling. The worker(s) will also be involved with data entry and other duties as required.
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. Some computer-related experience is required (MS Office, required), and familiarity or experience with Southeastern vegetation and plant communities is desirable. GPS and GIS experience a plus. Must be eligible to work in the United States.
Qualifications: Minimum B.S. degree in forestry, conservation biology, ecology, or a related field.
A letter of application, resume with at least three references should be sent via email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line: Forest Ecology Seasonal Research Worker, or send by mail to Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870, or FAX to (229)734-4707.