Position: Summer Research Assistant – Lake Warming (OPP)

*Position Summary:*

The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking

applicants for a summer field assistant positions on a lake warming

project. The positions will largely 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



*Additional Information:*

This position will involve sampling lakes for a variety of routine and

non-routine limnological parameters, including benthic production and

benthic and pelagic nitrogen fixation. In addition the successful

candidate should be familiar with basic data analysis, and some

laboratory chemistry. The successful applicant will work under the

supervision of one or more senior project collaborators.


*Basic Qualifications:*

Applicants must be college graduates (BS or MS), with significant course

work and/or field experience in ecology.


*Preferred Qualifications:*

Some background aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, or ecosystems

ecology preferred. Attention to detail and a desire to learn new

laboratory and field techniques are essential. A candidate with previous

experience using a gas chromatograph is preferred. Previous experience

with boats and other limnological gear is useful but not required.


*Physical Requirements:*

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. Candidates for these jobs should be

available to live at Toolik Field Station for 3-4 months during June,

July August and September. 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.


*Special Instructions to Applicants:*

Required application documents include:

1) Cover Letter

2) Resume/CV

3) Name and contact information of 3 references

4) Copy of unofficial transcripts

APPLY ONLINE: https://mbl.simplehire.com

The Marine Biological Laboratory is an

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.