From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Brian Allan
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:55 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Summer Field Technicians in Disease Ecology, St. Louis
Description: Experienced field technicians are needed from May 10 - July
31, 2010 to assist on an EPA-funded project to understand the impacts of
landscape change on human risk of exposure to tick-borne diseases in the
St. Louis, Missouri region. Based at the Tyson Research Center
(http://www.tyson.wustl.edu/), this project includes an interdisciplinary
team of ecologists, molecular biologists and medical and public health
experts. Fieldwork will be conducted across sites in the greater St.
Louis metropolitan area, primarily utilizing conservation areas and state
and county parks. Responsibilities include tick, deer, and vegetation
surveys, small mammal trapping, data collection and management, and some
supervision of undergraduate students and other assistants. Opportunities
for independent research projects exist for highly motivated individuals.
Pay will range from $10-12/hour depending on experience.
Qualifications: Willingness to work long hours under potentially tough
field conditions (inclement weather, rough terrain, lots of ticks) is a
must. Applicants must also possess a valid driver's license and clean
driving record. Prior experience with field research is desirable, and
the ability to work independently is paramount.
To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact
information of at least two references to Brian Allan ([log in to unmask]).
Include in your letter any relevant experiences, your career goals, and
your interest in applying for this position. Women and minorities are
strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin