Research Technician, Department of Biological Sciences

Application Deadline:Aug. 31, 2017
Agency:Butterfield Lab at Northern Arizona University
Location:Flagstaff, Arizona

The primary objective of this position is to compile and synthesize information relevant to the Colorado Plateau Native Plants Program (CPNPP), including germplasm records, functional trait data, species distribution models and experimental results. Products of this synthesis will include development of user-friendly data management systems and decision support tools for restoration and conservation. Primary data collection and assistance with ongoing greenhouse and field experiments will be a secondary duty.

Specific Duties

  • Build and complete database of relevant information by species and germplasms (non-commercial, commercial releases or Source-Identified). 
  • Document progress along native plant materials R&D trajectories by species to identify gaps & potential next steps.
  • Communicate and coordinate with CPNPP partners and the Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest (RAMPS)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of plant ecology, physiology and botany
  • Experience with database development, GIS, statistical and other software

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in biology, natural resource management or related field, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the above fields plus 4 years relevant job experience
Salary:$30,444 - $47,243 per year, commensurate with experience

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