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Job no: 842436
Work type: Support Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:
College Of Natural Science
Kellogg Biological Station Nat. Sci. 10032500
CT- Clerical Tech.
Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: Out of State
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)
This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions.
Unit Position Summary
We are hiring four field technicians for research in North Carolina on the St. Francis’ satyr butterfly in the summer of 2023. The St. Francis’ satyr is a federally endangered butterfly that is found only on the Ft. Bragg Army Installation in North Carolina. It is restricted to disturbance-dependent wetlands. Work will include daily monitoring of adult butterflies during flight periods, maintenance of restored habitat, captive-rearing, and breeding of individuals from eggs to adults, vegetation surveys, and assistance with studies on butterfly behavior and plant demography. Technicians will start May 15 and end August 16, with start and end dates somewhat flexible. Field housing is currently being identified by the supervisor and costs will be shared among the technicians.
Applicants must have or be working toward a bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries and wildlife, or a related field. They must also be comfortable working long hours outdoors in extreme heat and high humidity and be willing to tolerate biting insects and the presence of venomous snakes. Candidates with previous field work experience will be especially favorably received.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for the position, resume, and the email address and phone number for two references.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
start times varies, some weekend work required
Summary of Health Risks
Extreme heat and high humidity will be encountered daily. Biting insects such as mosquitoes and ticks are present. Venomous snakes are encountered frequently.
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Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time
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