The Stockbridge-Munsee Community is contracting with a research assistant to participate in a long-term research and monitoring study that quantifies impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion on culturally and ecologically-significant black ash trees in wetland communities on the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation. The research assistant will help to maintain project equipment, collect field site data, download and enter data, and use ArcGIS software to develop maps of project-related information. Candidate will join a project team of tribal natural resource managers and research scientists to develop management strategies to protect valuable tribal resources.
The successful candidate will participate in at least two project team meetings as well as provide services during the 2019 summer season (May to August), which is anticipated around thirty-two hours per week for six weeks. There is flexibility in the work schedule; nonconsecutive days, or off weeks, we are negotiable. The candidate will receive a $5,000 stipend for services provided during 2019 with $1,250 paid at the beginning of the 2019 summer field season and the remainder paid according to work completed. The candidate will need to obtain his/her own housing, however, program staff have identified several options for short term student housing and will assist student to secure suitable housing. The candidate is responsible for their own transportation. Limited funds are available for work related expenses; field gear, boots, etc.
Academic and/or work experience related to the field of research; may include any biological and or natural science field, ideally areas of study including forestry, water resources, GIS or botany. Our project team would like to mentor a graduate student, and priority will be given to candidate that can remain for entire current three-year project period. Position will be filled prior to April 2019.
A background check will be completed. A valid driver’s license is required.
Specific Project Duties
- Maintenance of weather station and groundwater well equipment
- Help to build and set up sap-flow sensors at field sites to measure ash tree evapotranspiration
- Collect transect and plot data on trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants at ash wetland sites
- Download, enter, and manage data, using Hobo ProV and Excel software
- Create ArcGIS maps to display project results as needed
- May work with community volunteers on certain field work tasks
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