Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Internal Job Number: P02826CT
This recruitment will be used to fill 5 full-time Temp Bio Science Research Tech 1 (Westside) positions for the (Department of Forest Ecosystem and Society at Oregon State University (OSU).
These positions will support ongoing field data collection associated with a project to reconstruct historical fire regimes in the western Cascades. Technicians will assist graduate students and/or postdocs and/or crew leaders with tree and vegetation measurements, data recording, data management, plot location, coring trees, and removing partial cross sections from logs and stumps with a chainsaw.
Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Two years of college-level courses in forestry, natural resources or closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Must possess good interpersonal skills, and be able to work independently for long hours outdoors, and as part of a team.
Must possess a strong attention to detail.
These positions require the ability to work long hours outdoors in in all weather conditions in a remote forested environment. The ability to traverse steep, rugged, and/or uneven terrain is required. Employees must take care not to substantially damage or influence plants or trees while conducting work.
The anticipated required work schedule will be 8 days on and 6 days off for 12-14 weeks of the summer.
Camping outdoors will be required, depending on the field site.
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