From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] JOB OPPORTUNITY - UW-MADISON CRYSTAL LAKE FIELD & LAB
*University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology Job Opportunity
Position Vacancy Listing # 72540*
*Working title:* Crystal Lake Field and Lab Technician
*Official title:* RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)
*Degree and area of specialization:*
BA or BS in relevant discipline required; engineering background experience
helpful, but practical experience is necessary; recent graduates are
*Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:*
Basic understanding of electrical and pneumatic systems Experience working
in a shop or in construction/assembly/handy work experience Boat and lake
experience Experience working on a small team Well organized Working as a
We are looking for a qualified field assistant with interest and experience
in lake ecosystems and equipment for whole-lake manipulations. The work
centers on Crystal Lake in Vilas County, Wisconsin. Work would begin in
early March (preferably March 1st) and continue through the summer and into
the fall (mid- November).
Responsibilities include installation and maintenance of a pneumatic lake
mixing system, inventory management and ordering, logistical planning,
problem solving in the field, periodic physical and biological sampling, and
instrument calibration. Field work is required. Sometimes field work will
occur at night or under inclement weather conditions.
The successful applicant will be articulate in interactions with campers and
visitors at Crystal Lake. We seek someone who has good problem solving
skills, is capable and confident in open-water boat operations, and has the
ability to work on a team as well as independently.
*30%* Perform annual installation and removal of a lake mixing system,
conduct routine monitoring and maintenance of lake mixing system and
troubleshoot and assist in problem solving for lake mixing system.
*15%* Assist with record keeping (data organizational and analyses), supply
ordering and equipment maintenance.
*20% *Perform upkeep, deployment and maintenance of an instrumented lake
*15%* Perform routine water measurements with instrumentation that requires
careful handling and periodic calibration and perform periodic physical and
biological lake sampling.
*20%* Assist with public outreach to explain the purpose, results, and
implications of the whole-lake mixing experiment to the general public
through public seminars, attendance at lake fairs, poster or kiosk
development and other similar activities.
The position will be stationed at the Trout Lake Station in Boulder
Junction, Wisconsin so it is necessary to live in northern Wisconsin for all
of the field season months (March - November). Housing can be provided by
Trout Lake Station. Qualification and ability to drive Wisconsin state motor
vehicles is required. The applicant must pass online courses in Animal Care
and Boating safety. A criminal background check will be performed.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring and period of
evaluation will be required.
Appointment type: Academic Staff
Department(s): L&S/RSCH-NATURAL SCI
Full time salary rate: *Minimum* $28,524 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: MARCH 01, 2012, Flexible start date Number of
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION, application must be received by: FEBRUARY 10, 2012
*HOW TO APPLY:*
To apply, please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter, resume,
and contact information for three references (containing only name, phone
number, email address and relationship to the applicant) to Valerie Seidel
([log in to unmask]).
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send
resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing
Center for Limnology
680 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706-1413
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*NOTE:* Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information
regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request.
Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote
excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to