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Job Details: Research Tech-Field Station

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University of New Mexico

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Albuquerque, NM 87131

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Main Campus - UNM
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Job Description :
The Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at the University of New Mexico is seeking to fill a position at the level of Research Scientist I. This position has a large field ecology component and requires the ability to live for extended periods at the Sevilleta Field Station near Socorro, New Mexico, (up to five non-consecutive months per year) and to drive a field vehicle.

The primary responsibility of this research technician position is to work with other scientists to collect and manage data for a number of long-term, field-based research projects. A majority of these projects focus on plant ecology, although some occasional small mammal work will be performed. Thus, the successful candidate will have excellent plant identification skills and the ability to hike long distances in a desert environment carrying field equipment. For small mammal projects, the ability to wear a half-face respirator is necessary. A familiarity with data management and analysis, including the use of R, SAS, MySQL databases, Microsoft tools and/or additional software packages, is preferred.

This is a term appointment position with funding available through 03/31/18; continuance beyond that date is subject to the department's operational needs as outlined in UBPPM #3200, Employee Classifications.

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
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Minimum Qualifications:

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 1 year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Familiarity with the flora of central New Mexico.
-Experience with the handling and/or trapping of small mammals.
-Experience ensuring the quality and integrity of long-term data sets.
-Experience with updating and/or maintaining websites.
-Experience with statistical analysis and experimental design
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