The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for summer field assistant positions on an ongoing ecological research project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Ecosystems Center and its programs, visit our web site at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/. Information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is available at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/ and information about the Toolik Field Station is available at http://www.uaf.edu/toolik/. The following positions will be filled pending funding.
* Chemistry Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in
research on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of nutrients in
natural water samples. Duties include facilitating chemical measurements
through the preparation of standards and reagents, and the maintenance
of instruments for a multi-user laboratory at the Toolik Field Station.
Some field work involved. Prior chemistry experience is required.
* Terrestrial Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in
research on tundra ecosystems. Duties include sampling and processing
plant and soil samples, collection of precipitation and weather data,
and maintenance of long-term fertilizer experiments and field
greenhouses. Basic laboratory skills, familiarity with spreadsheet
software, and some knowledge of plants and soils preferred.
* General FA including Terrestrial, Aquatic, and/or Human Dimensions
research: The focus of effort of this position is still to be decided.
In any event the duties will involve field research, sampling, and basic
data analysis, working under the supervision of one or more senior
project collaborators in terrestrial, lake, stream, or Human Dimensions
Applicants should be college graduates (BS or MS), with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology.
Candidates for these jobs should be available to live at Toolik Field
Station for 2-3 months during June, July and August. Travel to Toolik
Field Station is paid for by the grant as well as the cost of room and
board at the station and a salary.
Some background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, aquatic ecology,
hydrology, chemistry, fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology preferred.
Applicants with skills and experience that is particularly suited to
some of our ongoing research (e.g., field photosynthesis systems,
advanced analytical chemistry methods) may be considered for employment
at higher rank and salary.
Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor
activity, and prepared to live in a field camp where cooperation with
others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and living
accommodations are spare and simple.
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