Job and Graduate Student Opportunities

Undergraduate field assistant positions in grassland and rangeland ecology

Multiple undergraduate positions in grassland ecology research projects (posted Jan 2024)

We are seeking multiple undergraduates to work on a variety of grassland ecology projects, including:

Range management
Climate change
Carbon storage & greenhouse gasses
Microbial diversity
Grassland biodiversity

Candidates should be highly motivated, be able to work independently and with a team, and enthusiastic about working in the field and lab. Fieldwork for extended periods (~ 10 days at a time) outside of Edmonton will be required during the summer under sometimes adverse conditions (i.e. weather, bugs) (accommodation, travel and food covered during these times). Experience with field work and plant identification is desirable but not required. Preference will be given to candidates with a valid driver’s license (non-probationary).
Hirees will have the opportunity to develop plant identification skills, learn different types of vegetation and soil sampling and lab analyses, data management and experimental design.
Positions will run May through August 2024 with the possibility of extension for lab work during the fall semester. Pay will be $17/hr depending on experience.

Interested individuals should send questions or a brief letter explaining their qualifications with a resume to: Dr. Batbaatar (Baka) Amgaa, Research Associate