Biological Sciences Research Technician level 1, 2, and 3

Institute for Natural Resources at Oregon State University


Job Type: Full Time (Seasonal)

Salary: $16.19 - $25.01

Start / End Dates: April to August/September 2024

The Institute for Natural Resources at Oregon State University is hiring field crews, crew leaders, and team leaders for sagebrush steppe sampling during the 2024 field season. Work begins April and will continue to August or September. The job involves vegetation and soil sampling using AIM protocols throughout Oregon, Washington, and Northeast California. Field work entails 8-day sampling hitches where we will be camping in the areas we will be working. Crews have 6 days off between hitches.  Crew members travel between their homes and the remote and widespread sample plots on the first and last days of the work hitch. Many crew members live in western and central Oregon as well as more dispersed places throughout the sampling region. In general, there is flexibility on where you can choose to live on the off hitches, provided it is logistically feasible. We are looking for people who are familiar with identifying plants, who can handle the hard work of digging soil pits and vegetation sampling in the often harsh steppe environment, and are excited by extensive camping in remote, beautiful areas. The compensation will be between $16.19 and $20.77 per hour for crew members and crew leaders and between $17.56 and $25.01 per hour for team leaders (depending on experience) along with a health insurance benefit. We also provide a per diem of around $80 per day to cover expenses for food and wear and tear on your camping gear (this adds up to the equivalent of about an additional $7 to $7.50 per hour for an 80 hour hitch). We will be hiring 15 to 20 people under the Bio Tech 1 and 2 posting as crew members (who are part of a 2-person crew installing the plots), 5 to 10 people under the Bio Tech 2 posting as crew leaders (who manage the day to day activities of a 2-person crew), and 5 to 8 people under the Bio Tech 3 posting as team leaders (who manage the activities of 2 crews over each hitch). Apply online as soon as possible. We will be conducting interviews as applications come in and begin hiring after the full consideration date of January 31, 2024.  Applications will be accepted until the closing date of April 1, 2024.

Bio Sciences Research Tech 1                    Crew Members
Posting Number: P04601CT              
Bio Sciences Research Tech 2                    Crew Members and Crew Leaders
Posting Number: P04602CT              
Bio Science Research Tech 3                     Team leaders
Posting Number: P04603CT              


Opening Date: 19 January, 2024                          Full Consideration Date: 31 January, 2024


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Qualifications / Experience Level Required:

Two years of college-level courses in a biological or natural resources related field; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Housing: No


Michael Russell or Caitlin Lawrence

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Application Closes: 04-01-2024

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