Project Assistants (Seasonal)

Project Assistants (up to three) sought for research on the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationships between mammals, ticks, tick-borne pathogens, tree seeds, songbirds, and gypsy moths.  The location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley.  Desired dates of employment (35 hours/week) are approximately April 22, 2013 to November 1, 2013, although applicants available during summer college break are also welcome.  On-site housing is available.

Duties include live-trapping small and medium mammals and reliably recording pertinent data, sampling abundance of ticks, tree seed collection, and laboratory assays of tick infection with the Lyme disease bacterium.  Early morning and late afternoon hours necessary.  Prior experience handling small- or meso-mammals highly desirable.  Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld.

Closing date for applications is March 3, 2013, or until positions are filled.

To apply, please email a brief cover letter, indicating Job Ref. number 13002-SF, a resume, and the names and full contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) for three professional references to:

Millbrook, New York
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Human Resources