Field & Lab Technician; Full-Time Summer Positions

Position Information

Prairie Fork Conservation Area Internship in Limnology

Job Duties – Conducting Field & Lab Research

This position requires the applicant to conduct field sampling/research from water bodies via a canoe or motorboat. Employee will filter water samples at the limnology lab after conducting field work.

Employee will be responsible for collecting and processing water samples, operating water monitoring equipment, driving to monitor sites, etc.

As this is outdoor summer work, employee will be exposed to heat, rain, etc. Field days can be 12-16 hours long, but hours will not exceed 40 a week.

Required Skills

  • Some heavy lifting (~40lbs)
  • Valid drivers license
  • Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous laboratory experience (preferably chemistry)
  • Boating license
  • Experience trailering and operating a motorboat
  • Comfortable driving a large truck
  • Experience operating a manual vehicle
  • Weekly overnight hotel stays in order to conduct fieldwork
    • (Frequency depends upon candidate’s qualifications and interest)

Application Materials:

  • A letter of application that includes a statement of what interested you in the position, what are your future professional goals, and any field, lab, and boating/trailering experience you may have.
  • A curriculum vitae or resume, and unofficial transcript
  • Send email application materials to:
  • Crystal Rein, Research Specialist
      • Indicate position title in subject line

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.