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OPPORTUNITIES IN ECOLOGY
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CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES
PO BOX AB
MILLBROOK, NY 12545
www.caryinstitute.org
fax: 845-677-5976

SUMMER 2012
Summer Project Assistant (1 position):
Job Reference #12003-SF. Research how urbanization and climate influence mosquito production and human risk of mosquito-borne West Nile virus. Duties include field sampling and processing, survey work, and entomological identification. All work will be conducted in Baltimore, MD and successful candidates will have plans to live locally. Prior experience with entomology and microscope use is desirable. Desired dates of employment extend from April through September, although applicants available during summer college break are also welcome. Position reports to Dr. Shannon L. LaDeau

Summer Project Assistant (3 positions):
Job Reference #12001-SF. Research the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationships between mammals, ticks, Lyme disease ecology, tree seed survival, songbirds, and gypsy moths. 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. Prior experience handling small- or meso-mammals highly desirable. Desired dates of employment (35 hours/week) are approximately April 9 to November 1, 2012. On-site housing is available. Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld

Summer Project Assistants (6 positions):
Job Reference #12002-SF. Research the dynamics of blacklegged tick populations in heterogeneous landscapes of Dutchess County in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Duties include sampling the abundance of ticks and conducting basic vegetation analyses in forested sites throughout the county. Prior experience in field ecology is desirable. Desired dates of employment (35 hours/week) are approximately May 20 to August 1, 2012. On-site housing is available. Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld

Summer Project Assistant (1 position): Job Reference #12005-SF. Research will be conducted on nutrient dynamics, pharmaceutical compounds, and/or food webs in stream and river ecosystems. Duties include wading in shallow to deep streams and rivers, sampling water, stream invertebrates and algae. The assistant will aid in conducting nutrient releases and deploying equipment in a variety of forested and urban stream watersheds. Early morning and late afternoon hours possible, plus overnight stays in the field for up to 2 weeks can be expected. Prior experience with chemistry or stream sampling methods desired but not necessary. Desired dates of employment (35 hours/week) are approximately June 1 to November 1, 2012, although applicants available during summer college break are also welcome. This position is dependent on funding. On-site housing is available. Position reports to Drs. Emma Rosi-Marshall and Heather Bechtold

Summer Project Assistant (2 positions):
Job Reference # 12004-SF. Assist in studies of the ecology of the Hudson River. Duties include considerable fieldwork on boats and along shores of the Hudson River, as well as data entry and collection and processing of samples of zebra mussels and other invertebrates. Must be comfortable working in and around the water and handling heavy sampling equipment; experience with boats and training in limnology and invertebrate zoology also helpful. Desired dates of employment are approximately April 15 for one position and June 1 for the other position to September 1, 2012. On-site housing is available. Position reports to Dr. David L. Strayer.

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resume with educational background and relevant course work,
and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references,
to the attention of Human Resources, or e-mail to [log in to unmask]

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