From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] plant ecology research technician
JOSEPH W. JONES ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER
PLANT ECOLOGY LEAD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for the
Plant Ecology Lead Research Technician position. The employee will assist
primarily in conducting studies in plant ecology, e.g., biodiversity and
restoration of longleaf pine and wetland ecosystems and rare plant biology.
This job also entails participation in development of education and outreach
programs in related areas of plant ecology.
The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of
Albany, Georgia. The Center's research, education, and conservation programs
focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000
acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles
of stream and river ecosystems. Further information about the Jones
Ecological Research Center can be found on the web site at www.jonesctr.org.
Job Requirements: Coordination of all aspects of fieldwork relating to plant
ecology studies; Includes implementation of field studies, scheduling,
overseeing and participating in field data collection, supervision and
training assistants, purchasing and inventorying equipment and supplies, and
managing greenhouse studies. Documentation of techniques used in research
projects, preparation and implementation of quality control and quality
assurance procedures including data storage; Includes data management,
initial data reduction and preliminary graphical analyses, performing
summary statistics and other analyses as required.
Curation of the herbarium collection; Includes specimen identification,
specimen preparation, inventory, nomenclatural updates, documentation and
pest control. Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications: M.S. degree in botany, forestry, plant ecology or a related
field, with relevant research experience in plant ecological studies. Field
experience, plant identification and data analysis skills essential.
Wages: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Also included is a competitive benefits package.
Send a letter of application, resume, and three references to: Cindy Craft,
Attn: Plant Ecology Lead Research Technician, Joseph W. Jones Ecological
Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870- 8522. (Fax #
229-734-4707; or preferably via email to:
[log in to unmask] Specific questions regarding this position should be
sent to Dr. Katherine Kirkman via email: [log in to unmask] or call
Applicants will be reviewed until the position is filled. The Joseph W.
Jones Ecological Research Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.