This position is for support of our Wetlands and Invasive Phragmites research project within the Institute. Day-to-day tasks will be diverse and will include preparation for field work, travel to field sites, data collection within wetland cover types, and field data and remote sensing image processing. Travel and per diam expenses will be reimbursed.
The candidate must be self-motivated, with excellent communication skills (written and oral), strong organizational ability and attention to detail. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Duration: Summer-Fall (August-December)
Approximate hours per week: 40
Experience with field data collection, navigation using a compass and gps unit desired
Wetland vegetation identification skills a plus
Willing to work long hours and be away on travel within the Great Lakes basin for up to 10 days at a time
Familiarity with motor boats, kayaks, and general safety precautions when working in aquatic environments is a plus
Previous exposure to remote sensing and GIS software, such as ERDAS Imagine, and ESRI ArcGIS, a plus
Familiarity with spatial concepts, including the workflow of preparing maps and analyzing aerial imagery
Currently pursuing or recently received a Bachelor’s degree, with preference to those in environmental/earth science/forestry/ecology
Comfortable working within a Windows PC environment and be familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)