POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Position:  Researcher II (Peatland Ecology).  The Department of Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications for a grant-funded 12-month position in peatland ecology, renewable with availability of funding.

Appointment Date: January 2, 2013

Duties are:

1)  Field sampling for a n-challenge experiment in northern Alberta, Canada, including prolonged time in the field;

2)  Laboratory analyses of peat and plant samples;

3)  Communicating and organizing annual reports and meetings of the research team; and

4)  Overseeing undergraduate student workers.

Qualifications: Master of Science degree in plant biology, experience carrying out fieldwork in remote areas, and demonstrated experience in peatland ecology.

Application Deadline: December 14, 2012 or until filled

Application Procedures: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Dale Vitt
Department of Plant Biology
Mail Code 6509
SIU Carbondale
1125 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
or to dvitt@siu.edu

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer 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.