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  • ... Dallas, Capellen, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 17.5 per hour
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

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JOB TITLE:

Eco

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dallas Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

Job Summary:

Help us study adaptation and resilience to climate change in action! The Muir Lab in the Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking summer field technicians to assist with trait and fitness measurements at field sites in California and Oregon.


The technicians will contribute to a collaborative study of eco-evolutionary responses to climate change in the scarlet monkeyflower, Mimulus cardinalis, a perennial herb that grows in riparian habitats in western North America.
The primary responsibilities involve collecting trait and fitness data at three field sites in California and Oregon.
Training will be provided on eco-evo techniques such as measuring leaf traits, phenology, and fitness.
Conditions are mostly dry and can include cool mornings and hot, sunny afternoons.
The technicians will have opportunities to work collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate students, other technicians, a post-doc, and the research teams of Dr.
Seema Sheth at North Carolina State University, Dr.
Lluvia Flores-Rentera at San Diego State University, Dr.
Jay Sexton at UC Merced, and Dr.
Jeff Diez at the University of Oregon.

Responsibilities:

Conducts research experiments with limited supervision.
Provides technical support with some degree of independence for research projects and/or labs under moderate supervision.
  • 20% Prepares lab and/or field test materials and samples according to established research requirements and specifications.
    Performs lab or field tests.
  • 5% Inspects and maintains equipment, supplies, inventory, and facility spaces
  • 70% Collects data and monitors test results according to established research requirements and specifications
  • 5% Reviews data to summarize results for presentations or reporting

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison.
We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community.
We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.


Education:

Preferred:
Bachelor's Degree in Botany, Biology, or related field with university coursework and strong interest in evolution and/or ecology.

Qualifications:

- Must be be available to work in remote field locations in California and Oregon for all or the majority of May 1 - October 15.
There is some flexibility in start/end dates as well as unpaid time off
  • Ability to work outdoors in challenging conditions for long days
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and follow instructions of research protocols
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Able to work with a diverse team living in shared spaces
  • Preference for someone who is willing to drive a large 7-passenger vehicle off road

License/Certification:

Required:
Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards

Work Schedule:

It is anticipated that the position will work 40 hours per week, but may include varied schedules depending on location and weather conditions.

Work Type:

This work will take place in remote field locations in California and Oregon.
Transportation to and from field sites as well as lodging in a mix of field stations, Airbnb's, motels, and camping will be provided.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal appointment.

This position has the possibility to be extended based on need and/or funding.

Salary:

$17.
50 HOURLY
Fixed

Additional Information:

Field safety: We take field safety very seriously.
We will conduct field safety trainings at the beginning of the season.
You will always work with a team of 3-4 people and we will address safety risks and mitigation at each site.

How to Apply:

Click on the \"Apply Now\" button to start the application process.


Please upload a brief cover letter explaining your interest, a resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for 2-3 references.


If you have questions, particularly if you have constraints on your availability that you want to discuss before applying, please contact Chris Muir at cdmuir@wisc.
edu.

Contact:

Chris Muir
cdmuir@wisc.
edu
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1.
See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Research Technician(RE038)

Department(s):

A48-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/BOTANY/BOTANY

Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:

294505-CL


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


Employment will require a criminal background check.
It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released.
See Wis.
Stat.
sec.
19.
36(7).


The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years.
UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

17.5 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710563075-dd16579356f29c6976e169c62203bc9a

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Dallas

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Full job description

Job Summary:

Help us study adaptation and resilience to climate change in action! The Muir Lab in the Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking summer field technicians to assist with trait and fitness measurements at field sites in California and Oregon.

The technicians will contribute to a collaborative study of eco-evolutionary responses to climate change in the scarlet monkeyflower, Mimulus cardinalis, a perennial herb that grows in riparian habitats in western North America. The primary responsibilities involve collecting trait and fitness data at three field sites in California and Oregon. Training will be provided on eco-evo techniques such as measuring leaf traits, phenology, and fitness. Conditions are mostly dry and can include cool mornings and hot, sunny afternoons. The technicians will have opportunities to work collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate students, other technicians, a post-doc, and the research teams of Dr. Seema Sheth at North Carolina State University, Dr. Lluvia Flores-Rentera at San Diego State University, Dr. Jay Sexton at UC Merced, and Dr. Jeff Diez at the University of Oregon.

Responsibilities:

Conducts research experiments with limited supervision. Provides technical support with some degree of independence for research projects and/or labs under moderate supervision.
  • 20% Prepares lab and/or field test materials and samples according to established research requirements and specifications. Performs lab or field tests.
  • 5% Inspects and maintains equipment, supplies, inventory, and facility spaces
  • 70% Collects data and monitors test results according to established research requirements and specifications
  • 5% Reviews data to summarize results for presentations or reporting

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.


Education:

Preferred:
Bachelor's Degree in Botany, Biology, or related field with university coursework and strong interest in evolution and/or ecology.

Qualifications:

- Must be be available to work in remote field locations in California and Oregon for all or the majority of May 1 - October 15. There is some flexibility in start/end dates as well as unpaid time off
  • Ability to work outdoors in challenging conditions for long days
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and follow instructions of research protocols
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Able to work with a diverse team living in shared spaces
  • Preference for someone who is willing to drive a large 7-passenger vehicle off road

License/Certification:

Required:
Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards

Work Schedule:

It is anticipated that the position will work 40 hours per week, but may include varied schedules depending on location and weather conditions.

Work Type:

This work will take place in remote field locations in California and Oregon. Transportation to and from field sites as well as lodging in a mix of field stations, Airbnb's, motels, and camping will be provided.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended based on need and/or funding.

Salary:

$17.50 HOURLY
Fixed

Additional Information:

Field safety: We take field safety very seriously. We will conduct field safety trainings at the beginning of the season. You will always work with a team of 3-4 people and we will address safety risks and mitigation at each site.

How to Apply:

Click on the \"Apply Now\" button to start the application process.

Please upload a brief cover letter explaining your interest, a resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for 2-3 references.

If you have questions, particularly if you have constraints on your availability that you want to discuss before applying, please contact Chris Muir at cdmuir@wisc.edu.

Contact:

Chris Muir
cdmuir@wisc.edu
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Research Technician(RE038)

Department(s):

A48-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/BOTANY/BOTANY

Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:

294505-CL


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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