Positions Available:
Ecology Field Research Interns
B4WARMED (Boreal Forest Warming at an Ecotone in Danger) is a manipulative 
experiment that warms simultaneously plants and soil and implements summer 
rainfall reduction in the field. Main goals of the project is to examine 
broadly defined ecological processes in a scope of warming and rainfall 
reduction. In particular, our work focuses on: soil processes, tree 
seedlings physiology, phenology, growth, and survival and other. For more 
information: http://forestecology.cfans.umn.edu/Research/B4WARMED/.
Position overview:
We seek independent and mature field assistants with a background in 
biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, or a related field for a 
paid field research internship ($11/hr). First round of open positions will 
start in late March/April; second round will start in midsummer and go 
until end of November. Start dates are flexible and up for negotiation. In 
general, an internship lasts about 4 months. Typical workdays are eight 
hours Monday through Friday; however, tasks may require early morning, 
evening, or weekend work. A valid driver’s license is required. The intern 
will work and travel mostly independently and occasionally in a pair or 
small group. Maturity to work autonomously and for long hours is required.
�h Work independently to collect biotic and abiotic data in field and lab 
settings in accordance with established protocols
�h Measure seedling growth, germination, physiology, and phenology
�h Measure soil characteristics and microbe activity
�h Routine maintenance of field sites and research equipment.
�h Data entry using Excel and Google Drive
�h Travel frequently between sites
�h Employ experimental rainfall reduction treatment
�h Aiding principle investigators and graduate students as needed.
Desired qualifications: 1) Eagerness to work hard in an outdoor setting. 2) 
Capacity to collect data following established protocols. 3) Familiarity 
with plant and tree species of northern Minnesota. 4) Willingness to work 
well and live alone and/or with others in a remote area. 5) Demonstrated 
ability to work under changing weather conditions and with large swarms of 
insects. 6) Ability to adapt to a frequently changing schedule with 
frequent travel.
Research sites:
Field work will be split between research sites at the Cloquet Forestry 
Center in Cloquet, MN (http://cfc.cfans.umn.edu/) and the Hubachek 
Wilderness Research Center (https://cfc.cfans.umn.edu/facilities/hubachek) 
near Ely, MN. Both research sites are in beautiful forested settings and 
provide access to the natural areas of northern Minnesota including the 
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. An individual’s home base will be at 
either of these locations, though travel between sites will be required 
depending on project needs. University vehicles are used for such travel. 
On-site housing with furnishing and a kitchen will be available.
Please send cover letter (including available working dates), one-page 
resume, and contact information for two references electronically to:
Artur Stefanski
University of Minnesota
1530 Cleveland Ave N. | St Paul, MN 55108 USA
Highest priority will be given to applicants possible start date before 
April 1.

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