Summer Field Research Assistant – Northern Alaska

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March 12, 2014

We are seeking undergraduates or college graduates interested in environmental research to understand atmospheric exchanges of carbon dioxide and methane with freshwater lakes and tundra.

Job Description: Paid field technicians will be responsible for monitoring sensors and dataloggers at several sites in Northern Alaska. Field duties involve travelling to remote sites to maintain and troubleshoot equipment, and making field measurements. Additional responsibilities include real-time data collection and processing at the Toolik Lake Field station. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in ecology and meet outstanding research scientists from around the world. Room and board are provided. This position is associated with the National Science Foundation Arctic Observing Network (AON) and the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program.

If interested, please provide a resume and a 1-page description of your background (include relevant course work, field experience), goals, and names of references to Dr. George Kling, gwk@umich.edu or by fax 734-763-0544. Experience in programming, data processing, and equipment maintenance is desirable. This position runs from approximately June 10 – August 30, 2014.

Additional information about the job is found at http://umich.edu/~gwk/Research_Opportunities_Toolik.pdf , and Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project information is available at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/ and information about Toolik Field Station is available at http://www.uaf.edu/toolik/

This is a full-time temporary position requiring availability from approximately 10 June through 30 August.

Applicants will live and work at a remote arctic field station for ~3 months.

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