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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Job: Summer Research Assistant - ITEX
Position: Summer Research Assistant - ITEX
Date: February 28, 2012
The Ecosystems Center is seeking two or three Summer Research Assistants to
participate in a research project on CO2 exchange and vegetation canopy
structure of arctic tundra ecosystems.
In the field, the principal tasks of the assistant will be to participate in
measurements of whole-system CO2 exchange using an infrared gas analyzer
system, to measure canopy reflectance using a scanning spectroradiometer,
and to make ancillary measurements of soil and canopy microclimate, leaf
area, and biomass. In the laboratory, the assistant will participate in data
analysis and comparison and in drying and weighing plant and soil samples.
Experience with any or all of these techniques is desired.
Candidates must be able to spend most or all of the summer 2012 in a field
camp, Toolik Field Station, in northern Alaska. Travel to the field research
site and room and board while doing field research are paid for by the
grant, in addition to a salary.
These will be temporary appointments for at least 2.5-3 months and, if
funding is available, they may continue for up to 6 months (total) to
participate in data analysis following the summer season.
Applicants should be available to start work in mid-late May or early June,
2012, and to continue through at least mid-August.
Applicants may be college graduates or undergraduates but should have
significant course work and/or field experience in ecology.
Familiarity with spreadsheets and data analysis and with instrumentation
such as infrared gas analysis, spectroradiometers, and commonly-used field
instruments is desired.
In addition to scientific experience and/or education, candidates must be
capable of vigorous activity in the field, often in foul weather. Applicants
should be in good health and prepared to live in a field camp where
cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and
living accommodations are modest.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Unofficial transcripts are not required, but may be uploaded with your
application materials or faxed to the Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931.
If faxing, please reference this posting.
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Marine Biological Laboratory
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Woods Hole, MA 02543
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