Student Technical Assistant
Forestry/Botany Field Crew
F/T, starting at $12.44/hr. Positions are available for two crew members to collect data on the functional traits of understory plant species in Douglas-fir forests of the Coast Range and western Cascades in Oregon. Crew members will be responsible for learning and following field and lab protocols (training and written instructions will be provided); locating study areas using maps and GPS, identifying herbaceous and woody species, taking precise measurements of leaf, stem and root characteristics in the field and lab, recording data legibly, and organizing and entering data into spreadsheets. Crew members will be expected to communicate progress regularly and ask questions as they arise. Review posting and apply. Note: To apply as a student, you must have completed at least six credits of coursework in the spring quarter/semester, and have registered for at least six credits of coursework in the fall quarter/semester. If you cannot apply as a student, please apply here . For questions contact Julia Burton.
Temporary Bio Science Research Tech 2
We are seeking applicants for 3 biological science research tech field positions (one position as crew leader) to examine understory vegetation dynamics in the ponderosa pine forests of eastern Oregon. We will resample experimental sites to examine the long-term responses of the understory to repeated seasonal prescribed burning and grazing. The study area is located in the Blue Mountains on the Malheur National Forest, about an hour north of Burns, Oregon. The nature of the work will require extended periods in the field and short-distance hiking off trail. The positions will be based in Corvallis, OR with travel to and from eastern Oregon via OSU Motor Pool vehicles at the start and end of each sampling trip. The schedule will be eight 10-hour days in the field, followed by six days off. Hotel housing in Burns and per diem will be provided. Closing date: April 10. To see the full posting and to apply: Crew leader (posting #0014277) | Crew member (posting #0014187)