We are looking to hire a number of undergraduate researchers this summer for several projects. These are full-time seasonal positions running for ~12-16 weeks between May and August 2020 with a ~$9-11/hour pay rate. Students may have the opportunity to continue work in the 2020-2021 academic year. Please see our technician job announcement and REU position announcement for more information.
Functional Trait Technician (based in Madison, WI) – Aid in the processing of plant functional traits for species from Wisconsin natural areas and the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Work includes weekly plant collections in remnant prairies and savannas in southern Wisconsin, making plant measurements in the lab (e.g. seed coat thickness, SLA, plant height, etc.), and helping out with various other projects in the lab. Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/DamschenTech. Application deadline is March 6, 2020.
Monarch Research Technician (based in Madison, WI) – Working on restored prairies throughout southern Wisconsin, collecting plant and insect data to determine what site characteristics of restorations influence the abundance of monarchs at their different life stages. The research crew typically visits 2 prairie restorations per day and conducts surveys for milkweeds, floral resources and monarchs. We will also collect data on various floral traits that attract pollinators to a site, such as floral display size and floral reward quantity/quality. Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/DamschenTech. Application deadline is March 6, 2020.
Winter Climate Change Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (based in Madison, WI) – This position will allow an undergraduate to develop their own research project and gain research skills by working within the scope of our recently funded NSF project on the interaction between disturbance regimes and winter climate change. Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/DamschenREU. Application review will begin on March 9, 2020 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.