Research Assistant, Plum Island LTER

*Position: Research Assistant I – Plum Island LTER*


*Date: June 13, 2017*

*Position Summary:*

The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking
applicants for an entry-level Research Assistant I position with the
Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) project.
The LTER project is directed at understanding how the structure of the
estuarine-marsh ecosystem will change over time in response to climate,
sea level, and land use change, and to understand what consequences
these changes will have on ecosystem function such as productivity and
trophic dynamics. Research is conducted in the watersheds of the Parker
and Ipswich Rivers as well as in the marshes, tidal creeks and bays of
Plum Island Sound. We seek individuals with strong experiences in
independent research (e.g., senior thesis or REU project) and coursework
with laboratory and field components. Applicants should have a
demonstrated aptitude for biology, chemistry, ecology, and physics,
including advanced coursework. The successful applicant will gain broad
experiences in careful laboratory analyses as well as through strenuous
field work in all environments. During the field work season candidates
are expected to spend up to two weeks a month the field station.
Experience with small boats and trailing boats is desirable.


*Additional Information:*

Funding for this position is available for up to 2 years. The preferred
start date is within 2 weeks of being offered the position


*Basic Qualifications:*

This is an entry level position, requiring a B.A. or B.S. in Biology,
Chemistry, Physics or Ecology


*Physical Requirements:*

The applicant should be capable of getting into and out of small boats
and walking significant distances across salt marshes.


*Special Instructions to Applicants:*

Cover Letter: Should include a description of how this position
addresses your long-term goals.

References: Please provide complete contact information for 3 references.



The Marine Biological Laboratory is an

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.