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Summer Field Research Position in the Sierras

by Ivara J. Roth on February 21, 2019
Ph.D. Candidate Maureen Page at the Williams Lab UC Davis is seeking two field research assistants to assist her with plant and pollinator sampling in the Sierras from May 19th – July 14th, 2019. The deadline for applications is March 15th. More information below:
 
Timeline: May 19th – July 14th, 2019 (with some flexibility around the start date if you have an academic or personal conflict).
 
Location: Field sites in the Sierras, based out of Sagehen Creek Field Station.
 
Compensation: $2000 stipend and free lodging at the field station or at a shared apartment in Truckee, CA.
 
Primary Responsibilities: Netting pollinators off wildflowers, flower community composition surveys, measuring nectar and pollen in flowers, data entry.
 
Secondary Responsibilities: Assessing seed set, collecting plant stigmas, monitoring solitary bee nesting in trap nests. 

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or at last one year of study in Ecology/Biology/Entomology or another related major by the time the project starts. Ability to walk transects while carrying light field equipment (10lbs). Ability to take careful data with high attention to detail. Basic computer skills (excel) and a cheerful attitude when working outdoors for long periods of time.
 
Desired Qualifications: Experience netting pollinators off flowers, working with bees, collecting plant community data, and identifying insects and plants. WFA/WFR certification or some other form of outdoor safety training also desired.

To apply: Please send a cover letter (up to 500 words), contact information for one reference (phone and email), and a current CV/resume to:
Maureen Page

 

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