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Seasonal Research Assistant

Department of Environmental Science & Forestry
Two Seasonal Research Assistant (CAES) positions are available with the Invasive Aquatic Plant Program (IAPP)/Office of Aquatic Invasive Species (OAIS). Both positions require documenting vegetation in lakes and ponds. A background in the natural sciences is essential. The successful candidate will assist the principal investigator in aquatic plant surveys. Additional responsibilities include pressing, mounting, and cataloguing aquatic plants, and testing water. Outstanding interpersonal skills are needed for interacting with the public and CAES IAPP team. Must be comfortable working full days in the laboratory or out in the field and possess a valid driver's license. Boating experience is preferred and the ability to swim is necessary for safety on the water. Candidates must be organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and resourceful. Computer skills include MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with ArcGIS and webpage editing are a plus. The positions are available from May through October 2023 but can be shortened to accommodate school schedules. The salary is $15/hour for a 35-hour work week.
           To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and transcripts to Greg Bugbee ( by March 31, 2023.
Equal employment opportunity means employment of people without consideration of age, ancestry, color, criminal record (in state employment and licensing), gender identity or expression, genetic information, intellectual disability, learning disability, marital status, mental disability (past or present), national origin, physical disability (including blindness), race, religious creed, retaliation for previously opposed discrimination or coercion, sex (pregnancy or sexual harassment), sexual orientation, veteran status, and workplace hazards to reproductive systems unless the provisions of sec. 46a-80(b) or 46a-81(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes are controlling or there are bona fide occupational qualifications excluding persons in one of the above protected classes. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact Dr. Jason White, Director, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504, (203) 974-8440 (voice), or (e-mail). CAES is an affirmative action/equal opportunity provider and employer. Persons with disabilities who require alternate means of communication of program information should contact the Chief of Services, Michael Last at (203) 974-8442 (voice), (203) 974-8502 (FAX), or (e-mail).