Many EES graduate students use undergraduate student research assistants in their lab and field work. Check here frequently for a variety of volunteer and paid opportunities, including temporary, short-term and summer work in ecology and environmental science.
Work Study Student Needed with Arc Experience
An EES graduate student in the School of Biology and Ecology, is studying tidal marshes and the communities (both birds and plants) that utilize them. She is looking for a work study student this semester to help with data entry, proofing, and most importantly some work in ArcGIS.The student must have at least some previous experience (a little is OK) with ArcGIS. The work study student would also have additional duties as needs arise.
If you are interested in getting experience in a research lab on campus through your work study and have some experience using ArcGIS, please contact Mo Correll: email@example.com
Natural Resource Policy Research Assistant – POSITION FILLED
Fall Semester 2013
Are you interested in environmental and sustainability policy?
Do you want to learn about how development and conservation can be balanced?
We are hiring one research assistant to transcribe interviews of policy makers involved in developing a new wetland regulatory mechanism in Maine. This is an opportunity to contribute to an innovative study, gain experience with social science research, and learn more about what happens at a local and state level to protect resources.
A major in EES, economics, political science or related field is preferred. Being a fast and accurate typist is essential, as is attention to detail. Familiarity with state and federal wetland policy and local planning is helpful. The successful applicant must complete a 4-5 hour online course in conducting research with human subjects, if not already previously done. We are looking for applicants who can start the beginning of Sept. and can dedicate 15-20 hours per week on this project.
To apply, email a short letter of interest, resume and contact information to Vanessa Levesque at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildlife Field Technicians - POSITIONS FILLED
Wanted: Enthusiastic and dependable people with an interest in forest and wildlife ecology, who are eager to work in the north Maine woods in the best season – Fall.
We are hiring technicians to assist with a multi-year snowshoe hare and lynx ecology study in Northern Maine Fall 2013. This is an opportunity to contribute to our understanding of the interactions between snowshoe hare and recovery of federally threatened Canada lynx while working in the north Maine woods.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Job requirements: Comfortable spending long days (10-12 hours) in the field. Careful observation and recording skills, persistence and independence while working well on a team. Proficiency using maps, compass, GPS. Experience driving 4-wheel drive vehicles on rough roads. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be comfortable hiking up to 7 km/day in dense forest over rough terrain. You will work and live for up to 10 days at a remote field station.
Qualifications: bachelor’s degree or advanced undergraduate standing in ecology or related sciences, and field experience. A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required. Field experience, current CPR and first aid certification are highly desired.
Field housing and vehicles will be provided. Team members will live and work at remote sites.
Work dates: Sept 9th – October 4th, 2013. Dates are approximate and subject to change.
This is a great opportunity for a student who is finishing a class or an independent study, or a final semester graduate student who needs a short term assignment.
Pay rate: DOE
To apply email a short letter of interest detailing relevant experience, resume, and contact info for 3 references in ONE document to email@example.com