Nicholas School of the Environment - Durham, Duke University

2864 10749
Position ID:Duke-NSOE-Durham-RESTECHFLA [#10749, ResTech-Fla]
Position Title: Urban Ecology Research Technician (Multiple positions)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, Florida 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Ecology
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/01/17, finished 2018/03/09, listed until 2018/02/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Nicholas School at Duke University seeks 3-4 technical research assistants to conduct urban ecological field sampling in the Miami, FL metropolitan area. This work, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Macrosystems Biology program, is part of a multi-city analysis of the environmental effects of yard management. Duties will include: help select sampling sites; communicate with residents; conduct surveys of vegetation, soil, insects, and birds; and manage data via mobile application and cloud database. Desired qualifications include any and all of the following: experience with field work in urban environments; familiarity with soil and vegetation sampling and instrumentation; ability to identify plant, insects, and/or birds of south Florida; experience with ecological data management; and ability to speak Spanish. Work requires a basic science background normally acquired through high school education. Prefer applicants who have completed or are obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees in ecology, environmental science, or related field.

The positions will run from late February until June; must be available to work in south Florida for the period required. Estimated hours per week are 40. Hourly wages will range from $10-$20/ hr, commensurate with experience and qualifications. These temporary staff positions will be hired by a third party, but staff will report to Dr. Jim Heffernan, the project Principal Investigator at Duke University. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for up to 3 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For questions about these positions, contact Dr. Jim Heffernan (

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Further Info:
Box 90328
Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708

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