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Researcher II (Peatland Ecology)

Southern Illinois University

  • Location: Carbondale, IL
  • Post Date: 11/13/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME


Researcher II (Peatland Ecology)
Department of Plant Biology
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position: Researcher II is a full-time grant-funded position in the Department of Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The position is contingent on available funding.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in the biological or environmental sciences. Expertise in 1) GIS, 2) performing peatland vegetation surveys, 3) previous experience working in oil sands reclamation or equivalent, and 4) a valid driver's license and passport.

Duties and Responsibilities: The selected individual will be a part of several projects in oil sands environmental monitoring, wetland reclamation, and vegetation assessment in boreal Alberta, Canada. Duties include 1) field measurement of ecological parameters; 2) laboratory analyses of peat, plant, and soil samples; 3) writing of annual reports and manuscripts for publication; and 4) overseeing undergraduate student workers.

Effective Date of Appointment: Position begins as soon as possible and is expected to continue for one year, renewable with availability of funding.

Application Deadline: November 27, 2018, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Apply via e-mail or US mail to the person listed below with a single file including a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Dale H. Vitt 
Department of Plant Biology 
Life Sciences II Building 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 
1125 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6509
Carbondale, IL 62901

dvitt@siu.edu (electronic applications preferred)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Southern Illinois University