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Research Assistant – Apply by Jan 31

by Maya J. Sze on December 16, 2021

Researchers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) in Colorado are seeking a research assistant for fieldwork in plant ecology for summer 2022. The field technician will primarily collect data for a long-term flowering phenology project and related demographic studies.

Expectations: Fieldwork can be strenuous and sometimes involves long days in inclement weather. Applicants with previous fieldwork or outdoor experience and familiarity with Rocky Mountain wildflowers are encouraged to apply, although no prior experience is required. We will train first-timers with a strong interest in botany or ecology. 

In addition to helping with fieldwork five days per week, the technician is expected to be an active participant in the research community, attending weekly evening seminars and periodic lab meetings.

Dates: We expect the field technician to work from May through August 2022. However, start and end dates are flexible to accommodate the best applicants.

Compensation: The research technician will live onsite at RMBL. We will provide room and board, station fees, a partial transportation subsidy, and a stipend.

Application: Please email: 1) your resume/CV, 2) a short cover letter highlighting A) why this job is of interest to you, what you hope to learn, and how this job relates to your goals and B) any experiences, skills, or qualities that you think are relevant to this job, and 3) names of 2-3 references to Rebecca Prather ( by Jan. 31, 2022.

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