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The Research Foundation of the State University of New York/Research Analyst/Newcomb, NY

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York Sage Apprenticeship - Summer 2012 Announcement of Temporary Position at the Adirondack Ecological Center
Newcomb New York
February 27, 2012
Title: Research Analyst
Salary: $13 per hour
Duration: Approximately May 21, 2012 - August 24, 2012
Background: The primary purpose of the apprenticeship is to provide a meaningful professional field experience by placing an employee in the role of member of the staff of the Adirondack Ecological Center. The incumbent will gain experience with field ecology, laboratory skills, computer analysis, teamwork and leadership. The typical day might include supervising a group of students in collecting data on Huntington Wildlife Forest or another study site in the Adirondacks, doing data analysis, and preparing a report. A permanent staff member of the Adirondack Ecological Center supervises the position.
Description of responsibilities: The successful candidate will work with AEC staff in conducting research in the Adirondacks. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
· Vegetation sampling · Small mammal live-trapping · Salamander population estimation · Common Loon surveys
· Data entry and analysis · Supervision of undergraduate students · Preparation of reports
Qualifications: The successful candidate will exhibit an enthusiasm for and abilities in field biology, computer analysis, writing and teamwork. At least 3 years (approximately 90 credit-hours) completed toward a BS in biology, forestry or a related field is required. Experience in plant and animal identification, vegetation, soil, and vertebrate sampling preferred. A valid driver's license for travel in New York State is required. Preference will be given to those candidates who have previously been exposed to Huntington Wildlife Forest.
Application Deadline: Although the college will accept applications until the position is filled, candidates should submit materials by March 23, 2012 to assure optimal consideration.
Application Process: Employment application is required to be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/
Submit a letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three references, with a brief explanation of the candidate's relationship to each reference.

Visit the Adirondack Ecological Center and SUNY-ESF on the web at http://www.esf.edu/aec/

Job No. 1858