Description: The Walters Lab in the Department of Forestry at Michigan
State University is looking for 6 full-time field technicians for August
through the end of October.
We are an applied forest ecology (silviculture) lab with a current focus
on exploring alternative management regimes in northern hardwood forests.
Field technician’s duties will include characterizing vegetation structure
in recently harvested forests that are part of a long-term silvicultural
system experiment. Field sites are throughout the Upper Peninsula and
northern Lower Peninsula in Michigan.
Desired skills: Experience or aptitude for plant identification and GPS
navigation; interest in forest ecology/silviculture; experience and/or
desire to work outdoors in rugged conditions. Recent graduates are
encouraged to apply.
Time Frame: August (flexible start date) to end of October
Pay rate: $11.50/hr minimum, commensurate with experience. Typically 40
hours/week. We provide housing during work trips and 4 x 4 truck to travel
between field sites and field housing.
To apply: Submit a CV or resume, list of three references with contact
information (including email and phone number), and a brief cover letter
outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience, as well
as your dates of availability, to Mike Walters email@example.com with
“Walters Lab Summer Field Technician” in the subject line.