Research Technician in Nicholas School of the Environment

Location
North Carolina, United Sates
Posted
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2019
Ref
401511338
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

Occupational Summary

The Clark Lab is looking for a new field crew member, to start as early as November 12th, 2018. This is a full-time, temporary position with benefits.

Duties include the following:

  • Establishing long-term forest monitoring plots
  • Performing basic tree identification and measurements
  • Identifying and counting seeds collected from seed rain traps
  • Entering data into spreadsheets using Excel The Clark Lab, based in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, studies forest community ecology; current research focuses on forest plant demography and responses to disturbance and climate change.

Our research sites are located in the Duke Forest, at various locations in western NC, Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts, and other locations along the east coast. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in ecology and a willingness to work outdoors in hot, humid conditions with abundant insects, ticks, and chiggers. Candidates should also have strong tree identification skills. Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina. Successful applicants will need to secure housing in the Durham/Research Triangle area. (Food and lodging are provided for any work trips.)

Candidates must apply through Duke HR. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jordan Luongo at Jordan.Siminitz@duke.edu

Requisition Number: 401511338
Location: Durham
Duke Entity: UNIVERSITY
Job Code: 942 RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I
Job Family Level: 06
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-exempt
Full Time / Part Time: FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary: Regular
Shift: First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas, an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires an Associate's degree in botany, biology, zoology or other science related scientific field.

Experience

None required above education/training requirement OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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