Research Assistant in Wetland Plant Ecology Job Opportunity

Dr. Keryn Gedan invites applicants for a full-time research assistant position to join her lab in August 2021 to assist in the set-up, maintenance, and break down of wetland plant ecology field experiments and vegetation monitoring campaigns. The research assistant will help in other stages of research: developing protocols, managing data, and processing plant and soil samples in the laboratory. The research assistant will also prepare and run carbon and nitrogen analyses of plant tissue samples in the lab.


Fieldwork can be physically taxing. Applicants must be able to hike to field sites, spend hours in hot and buggy conditions, and lift up to 50 lbs. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in ecology or a related science. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Plant research experience is preferred, although training will be provided in plant identification and othermethods. Please describe relevant experience in your cover letter. Funding is available for up to 3 years with acompetitive salary and benefits package.

Full job descriptions and instructions to apply available here.