Job Description:

Research the effects of weather and climate on the survival and behavior of blacklegged ticks and risk of tick-borne disease. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley, with travel to sites between northern New York and North Carolina. Duties include maintaining lab colonies of mice and ticks, preparing and maintaining field equipment and field sites, assessing and recording tick survival, and programming, downloading and managing data from dataloggers.

Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld.


Meticulous attention to detail and experience in field ecology are mandatory. Prior experience handling small mammals is highly desirable.


Employment to begin between March 12 and April 30, with an end date of approximately October 31, 2018. Jobs are full time, 35 hours/week. This is an hourly, non-benefitted position. Wage is commensurate with education and experience. On-site or nearby housing may be available.

Finalist candidates will be required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment driving background check successfully.
All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Posting is open until February 12, 2018 or until filled.

To Apply:

Please submit job application via and include a single PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Be sure to cite Job Number 18004-I "The Lyme-Climate Project".

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.