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
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.
Applicants must be college graduates (BS or MS), with significant course
work and/or field experience in ecology.
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.
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
3) Name and contact information of 3 references
4) Copy of unofficial transcripts
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