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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.


The Clark Lab is looking for a new field crew member, to start as early as March 22nd, 2021. This is a full-time, temporary position with no benefits.

Duties include the following:

* Monitoring long-term forest plots

*Perform basic tree identification and measurements.

* Identify and count seeds collected from seed rain traps.

* Enter data into spreadsheets using Excel.

*Travel will be required

The Clark Lab is based in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We study forest community ecology; our current research focuses on forest plant demography and responses to disturbance and climate change. Our research sites are located in the Duke Forest, at various locations in western NC, Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts, and other locations along the east coast.

Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in ecology and a willingness to work outdoors in hot, humid conditions with abundant insects, ticks, and chiggers. Candidates should also have strong tree identification skills.

Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina. Successful applicants will need to secure housing in the Durham/Research Triangle area. (Food and lodging are provided for any work trips.)

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires an Associate's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other science related scientific field.



Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/27/2021
Application Due: 3/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time