Research Assistant I - P/T - Coastal Plain Ecology

Opportunity Type: 

Date: January 31, 2013

Position Summary:

The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory seeks applicants for a part-time research assistant for a project that examines the effects of grazing and land use history on the vegetation of the coastal sandplain region of southeastern Massachusetts. Position is available immediately.

Additional Information:

Duties include field work to establish vegetation exclosures to examine the effect of grazing on vegetation, establishing vegetation sampling plots in grassland and shrublands, recording plant species and plant cover, and collection and laboratory processing of soil samples. Position will also require data organization and data analysis of vegetation patterns over time.

Basic Qualifications:

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry, Ecology or related field. Basic laboratory skills, familiarity with spreadsheet software required. Candidate would be expected to live in the Woods Hole region. Valid US driver’s license required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Some background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, botany, or ecosystems ecology preferred. Demonstrated skills in data organization, analysis and report writing as well as some knowledge of terrestrial plants of the Northeast US or coastal Massachusetts is desired. Basic familiarity with GIS software also desired.

Physical Requirements

Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity, and willing to endure occasional exposure to insects and poison ivy.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Transcripts are required documents and may be uploaded with your application package or sent via fax to the Human Resources Office, 508-289-7118. If faxing, please reference posting by name and posting number.


Expiration Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

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