From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sarah King
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:04 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Summer Field Assistant Position in Colorado
Mammal Diversity and Climate Change
We are looking for field assistants to join the lab of Dr. Christy McCain at
the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary
Biology and CU Museum for summer 2012. We will be examining small mammal
distributions on two contrasting mountain systems in the Southern Rocky
Mountains to test hypotheses related to the maintenance of biological
diversity and to detect range shifts due to climate change.
Duties include: setting up and taking down sampling plots, live-trapping
small mammals, conducting visual transects, and sampling of various habitat
parameters and insects. The position requires extended periods in remote and
rugged field settings, sometimes at high elevations, involving camping and
hiking in a variety of weather conditions. The majority of the work will
take place in the San Juan Mountains of south-western Colorado. Shared
housing will be provided when not in the field.
Dates of employment: May to August 2012, with potential to work into early
September-October. The position is full time.
Salary: $12-14 per hour depending on experience.
Preferred experience: Degree in a biology-related subject in progress or
completed, prior field experience, and small mammal trapping experience.
Required experience: Applicants must have the ability to hike long distances
sometimes at altitude and/or over rough, hilly terrain, lifting and carrying
up to 25lbs, and the ability to work in variable weather conditions at
To apply please send a letter of interest, CV, transcripts, and 3 references
to Dr. Sarah King at [log in to unmask] Review of applicants will
begin on March 12 and continue until the posts are filled.
Minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Sarah R.B. King, Ph.D.
University of Colorado at Boulder
CU Museum of Natural History, and
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, MCOL 265 UCB, Rm. W135,
Boulder, CO 80309, USA.
Email: [log in to unmask]
Office: +1 303-492-8466
Cell: +1 720-587-9890
Fax: +1 303-735-2274