Full-time Summer Research Assistant

Opportunity Type: 

Position Summary:

The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory seeks applicants for a full-time summer 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.

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 laboratory skills, familiarity with spreadsheet software required. Some knowledge of terrestrial plants of the Northeast US or coastal Massachusetts desired. Basic familiarity with GIS software also desired.

Basic Qualifications:

Applicants must have a BS or significant course work and/or field experience in ecology or environmental science. 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 are preferred.

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:

You will be required to upload the following documents during the online application process:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume/CV
3. References (list of 3 with contact information)
4. Unofficial Transcripts

APPLY ONLINE: https://mbl.simplehire.com

The Marine Biological Laboratory is an

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Molly Kelleher
Human Resources Office
Office Hours-9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 289-7422

Expiration Date: 
Thu, 2014-06-26

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