KS Biological Survey
The assistant researcher will assist KU scientists in the conduct of field-based ecological research at the University of Kansas Field Station (KUFS) and assist field station staff in the daily management of field station facilities and lands. The assistant researcher undertakes projects independently and works in collaboration with others as a team. The position involves a combination of physical work in field settings, laboratory work, sample processing, data collection and record keeping. The assistant researcher reports to work at KUFS headquarters (350 Wild horse Road, Lawrence, KS, approximately 10 miles north of the main KU campus) and is responsible for their own transportation to the site.
The candidates will also have a physical ability to work outdoors in typical Kansas seasons. A successful candidate should also have the ability to obtain fire safety training certification and CPR/First Aid training certification. Such training is needed given the hazards of outdoor work and remoteness of the field station.
40% - Field and laboratory research support:
Duties include field work, plant and soil sample processing, data collection and record keeping associated with the conduct of long-term ecological field experiments at KUFS.
35% - Research supervision and assistance:
Assists principal investigators in the supervision of undergraduate field workers and provides assistance to graduate students in the conduct of their field and laboratory projects.
25% - Land stewardship and facilities management:
Assists field station staff in the stewardship of KUFS lands, including natural resource management, ecological restoration, invasive species control and habitat manipulations. Participates in prescribed burns as a crew member and conducts vegetation management including mowing, cutting, tilling, seeding, and herbicide applications. Assists in the maintenance of KUFS buildings, grounds, research facilities, trails, and equipment. Assists in the implementation of environmental research projects, facilities and installations.
Contact Information to Applicants
Bryan Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.
Application review beings on Friday, March 29 and will be ongoing until a successful pool of applicants has been identified. To ensure consideration, apply by March 29.
Upcoming graduates are encouraged to apply as the start date is flexible.
Advertised Salary Range
Starting at $32,000
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
University of Kansas - Lawrence
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Monday - Friday, 8a - 5p
Conditions of Employment
Contingent on Funding
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