Announcement Date: April 16, 2010
RESEARCH SPECIALIST(FIRE ECOLOGY MONITOR)
Missouri State University is accepting applications for a Research Specialist (Fire Ecology Monitor) in Biology. The Research Specialist carries out specific research objectives or other projects as defined by the Principal Investigator; will assist with monitoring, project design, data collection , and other duties as needed. The duties of the Research Specialist will vary in level of responsibility and complexity depending on the grant project. These projects will center around implementing monitoring to better understand the effects of fire on fuels, woody plants, and invasive plants. The Research Specialist will obtain Red Card Certification, participate in prescribed fires as both a fire effects monitor and a crew member, use specialized skills to work on prescribed fires, and work closely with National Park Service staff.
Bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree is preferred. Additional requirements include effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff, as well as to communicate effectively with off-campus collaborators; proficiency with basic spreadsheet, graphics, and word processing software. Preferences include understanding the scientific process, and demonstrated ability to collect data accurately and efficiently. This position will travel to National Parks within the region, conducting fieldwork in all weather conditions, and carry gear weighing up to twenty pounds. Continuation of position is contingent upon continued grant funding. Anticipated start date August 2010. Pay Grade: 41. Salary Range Minimum: $11.54/hourly.
Submit letter of interest, resume, online application, copy of transcripts, and name, address and phone number of three professional references by May 7, 2010 to:
Office of Human Resources
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: (417) 836-5102
Fax: (417) 836-6789
e-mail: HumanResources@missouristate.edu