Employment Opportunities

Job Opening ID: 140461

Internship Program & Job Summary:

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan is seeking to hire a full-time, temporary Natural Areas Technician Intern for 15 weeks for the summer of 2017 to assist with stewardship activities to aid in the immediate care of the woods at Saginaw Forest, in support of SNRE’s teaching, research, public outreach, and conservation goals. There is potential for continuation of the internship on a part-time basis into Fall Semester 2017. This is a paid internship ($15 - $16.50 per hour).

Some of the key educational and training outcomes of the internship will be:
• Learn to identify and assess ecological conditions in the field.
• Identify and map management zones as part of creating a stewardship plan for Saginaw Forest.
• Depending on the skills and interests of the intern, learning to test and monitor invasive plant removal strategies, experiment with restoration approaches, and develop educational/outreach materials.
• Experience in trail improvement and possibly developing interpretive trails.
• Additional opportunities to visit and learn from stewardship activities at related U-M properties including Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

See the full Job Description on the U-M Careers website.

The Jain lab (http://mehajain.weebly.com/) at the University of Michigan is seeking a Research Lab Tech to help process and analyze large datasets (ranging from census datasets, geo-spatial datasets, and satellite imagery) to aid research on sustainable food systems and food security in the face of environmental change. Competitive salary will be provided based on qualifications + benefits. In addition, the Research Lab Tech will help manage the lab group and website.

Qualifications and Application Instructions: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, geography, sustainability science, agricultural sciences, economics, environmental sciences, or a related field and prior research experience is required. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data and work independently is required. Preference will be given to applicants with strong programming skills (in R, Python, MATLAB, and/or Google Earth Engine). Additional experience with remote sensing would be a benefit but is not required.

If interested, the following application materials should be emailed to mehajain@umich.edu with the email subject of “Research Application”:

1) Cover letter describing general research interests and programming experience
2) CV
3) List of 3 potential references with contact information (email)

Application Deadline: Applicants are encouraged to apply by 4/18/17. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and this job posting may be closed at any time after 4/18/17.

For full details on this position, see job post on UM Careers (http://careers.umich.edu/), Job ID #139952.