Researcher II (Peatland Ecology)
Department of Plant Biology
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position/Rank: Researcher II is a full-time grant-funded position in the Department of Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The position is contingent on available funding.

Duties and Responsibilities: The applicant will be a part of several projects in oil sands environmental monitoring, wetland reclamation, and vegetation assessment in boreal Alberta, Canada. Duties may include 1) field measurement of ecological parameters; 2) laboratory analyses of peat, plant, and soil samples; 3) writing of annual reports and manuscripts for publication; and 4) overseeing undergraduate student workers.

Minimum Qualifications: Master of Science degree in the biological or environment sciences. Applicants with a Ph.D. will also be considered. Expertise in one or more of the following is desirable: 1) GIS, 2) measurement of CO2 fluxes, 3) peatland vegetation performance, and/or 4) biogeochemistry of peatlands. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Effective Date of Appointment: Position begins as soon as possible and is expected to continue for one year, renewable with availability of funding.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Apply via e-mail or US mail to the person listed below. Include the position title and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Dale H. Vitt
Department of Plant Biology
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Life Sciences II Bldg., 1125 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6509
Carbondale, IL 62901

dvitt@siu.edu (electronic applications preferred)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.