Summer amphibian field assistant position in Minnesota

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Summer amphibian field assistant position in Minnesota

Post by Hadar » January 22nd, 2016, 9:30 am

For any students out there interested in getting paid to go herping, I just wanted to pass this along:

The University of Minnesota is looking for two summer researchers to help with amphibian surveys and other related projects in northern Minnesota. This study will investigate how invasion by the emerald ash borer might affect amphibian communities in black ash wetlands. Aquatic insect communities may also be investigated. Start and end dates are flexible, but applicants are expected to work May-August; the position is located in Grand Rapids, MN.

Responsibilities: This job will entail long days in wetlands collecting and identifying amphibians (and invertebrates); there will also be some laboratory components and opportunity for independent research. No experience is necessary, but applicants must be enthusiastic and hardworking. Applicants must be willing and able to work in remote forested settings as part of a research team. Applicants must also be able to hike through varied terrain to reach study areas and be willing to work long hours outdoors under various field conditions (night, heat, humidity, mosquitoes/ticks/insects, rain, etc.). Experience with amphibians, aquatic invertebrates, and/or wetlands will be beneficial.

Housing and Pay: Dormitory-style housing will be available in Grand Rapids, MN at a rate of approximately $300 monthly, including Wi-Fi. Hourly wage will vary from $10-$12 depending on work experience. Employment will be through the University of Minnesota.

Application Procedures: Please send resume (including a list of relevant courses taken and contact information for three references) and cover letter (including why you are interested, future plans, and availability) to Melissa Youngquist, [email protected], by February 12, 2016. Interviews will begin in late February.

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Re: Summer amphibian field assistant position in Minnesota

Post by NACairns » January 22nd, 2016, 9:56 am

Thanks for posting these, I've past them on to some our 4th year students.
Best,
Nick

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