Botanist Field Technician, Prarie Research Institute
Champaign, IL (UIUC)
Up to 40 hours a week
Work with Survey botanists to conduct statewide monitoring of forest, wetland, and grassland vegetation for the Critical Trends Assessment Program (CTAP). Duties include: 1) assist with field surveys of plants in forests, wetlands, and grasslands throughout Illinois, 2) share extensive driving responsibilities to and from field sites, 3) conduct sweep samples of insects in the field, 4) enter data collected in the field into a computer based Microsoft Access database, and 5) assist with other office and field work as needed.
Qualifications: Must have undergraduate course work in biology, ecology, botany, or related subjects, preferably with field experience in plant biology. Must be willing and able to: 1) work outside under sometimes difficult field and environmental conditions, 2) travel regularly for 3-4 days at a time throughout Illinois with overnight hotel stays and shared driving responsibilities, 3) competently use a computer and other electronic equipment, and 4) show good organizational skills. Long workdays are expected. Must have a valid driver’s license. Ability to sort insects to order is preferred but not required.
Work up to 40 hours per week at $12 to $14 an hour (depending on qualifications).
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2019. Please submit via e-mail 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the contact information of three academic or professional references to Timothy Rye, CTAP Botanist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.