Biological Science Aide

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Company Name: 
USDA-ARS-NPARL
Dates Open: 
Fri, 04/12/2013 - Tue, 04/30/2013

The USDA, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to serve as a biological science aide from late May to August. Project research examines the effects of fire and livestock grazing on grasshopper populations, rangeland insect biodiversity, and rangeland vegetation; the impact of grasshopper herbivory on interactions between native and exotic plants; and climate effects on grasshopper populations. Work may include sampling and catching grasshoppers and other rangeland insects, vegetation clipping and sampling, and site setup in the field. It will also include work in the laboratory rearing grasshoppers and sorting insect and vegetation samples. Most field work will be conducted in the Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota and at Ft. Keogh near Miles City, Montana. Some overnight travel may be required.

Qualifications: 
The candidate must be physically fit, and comfortable spending long hours outside in sometimes uncomfortable field conditions (heat, biting insects, etc.). Willingness to occasionally work long days and weekends when necessary is a must. Must be able to lift 20-50 lbs, and have a drivers license. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Education: 
Pay grade is dependent on experience. Undergraduate course work in ecology, entomology, range or environmental sciences and previous field or lab work is preferred.
Location: 
Sidney, MT
FT/PT: 
FT
Temp/Permanent: 
Temporary
Wage: 
$9.74-$13.41 per hour
Work Schedule: 
In general M-F, some weekends may be required.
Contact for Questions: 
Nicole Davidson: 406-433-9474 [email protected] To see more information about the research program you can refer to the following website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=601
How to Apply: 
Please send all application materials to: Kelly Roberts, AO; USDA-ARS-NPARL; 1500 N. Central Ave.; Sidney, MT 59270 application materials can also be sent via email to: Kelly Roberts at [email protected] Applications must contain a resume or CV and the general application form found at: http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/54360000/Careers/GenericApplication.pdf
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