The Canyonlands Research Station in Moab, Utah is recruiting for a summer student intern. This is a paid, full time summer position, with the US Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center. Moab, Utah is a small town offering a variety of outdoor adventures (see www.discovermoab.com for more information on Moab).
Description of Duties: The incumbent will have the opportunity to work on a number of ecology research projects, working closely with USGS scientists and experienced technicians. The student will obtain experience in a variety of research approaches, methods employed, and types of ecological investigations pursued by USGS research scientists. Research investigations the intern will assist with include evaluating the biogeochemical consequences of Tamarisk defoliation, an assessment of rangeland condition in the Parashant National Monument, and establishment of monitoring plots in the Moab area to evaluate effects of grazing on Mancos Shale. Proposed job duties include assisting with field data collection, data entry, and laboratory analysis.
Qualifications: Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing. A background, classwork, or interest in ecology or soil science is preferred. The incumbent must be in sufficient physical condition to withstand the rigors of the field work. Incumbent also must pass a background check. A valid US driver’s license is required. Salary and start date: Salary is $11.95 per hour. A start date in May 2012 is preferred.
Application: Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens. If you are interested please send a resume to CRS_Jobs@usgs.gov. Position open until filled or until 5/24/2013. Check