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Summer Ecology Assistant

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
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Job Description

Open Date: May 7, 2020

Close Date: May 25, 2020

We Are:

Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

Fermilab's Facilities Engineering and Services Section is looking for a Summer Ecology Assistant.

You Will:
  • Work with the Ecologist in various aspects of habitat management and restoration.
  • Collect and process native seed.
  • Control invasive species using mechanical and chemical practices.
  • Perform botanical surveys of restored prairie, forest, and wetland communities.
  • Use ArcGIS Online.
  • Carry out tree and shrub care.
  • Assist with volunteer workdays and research projects.

We Are Looking For:
  • An eligible summer candidate who is at least 18 years of age and is currently enrolled in college/university courses. A background in biology is required, with an avid interest in field ecology, especially in the area of ecosystem restoration.
  • Enthusiasm working outdoors in a variety of weather situations such as heat, sun, rain, and wind as well as in the presence of biological hazards such as mosquitoes, poison ivy and chiggers.
  • Basic ability to identify native plants and wildlife found in northern Illinois habitats such a tallgrass prairie, savanna, forest and wetland, and a willingness to learn much more.
  • Prefer some experience with use of ATVs, large trucks, tractors, mowers, weed whips, hand tools, etc.
  • Ability to pass a general standards pesticide exam and use of herbicides is required.
  • A self-motivated candidate, who is detail oriented, organized, can safely multi-task, follow directions, and can work efficiently alone or as part of a team.

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.



Posted: 2020-05-08 Expires: 2020-06-08

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