Summer field tech position

The Bernhardt and Wright Labs at Duke University are seeking a current undergrad or recent college graduate for a full-time technician position. Successful applicant will work closely with our graduate students and research technicians doing field and laboratory work this summer.

We are conducting a large scale field experiment in a coastal wetland (eastern North Carolina) to determine the effects of salt additions on vegetation and carbon cycling. Applicants must be comfortable spending long days outside and willing to endure potentially strenuous field conditions. Once a month we will spend 3-5 days (and nights) at our field site (2.5 hours east of
Raleigh/Durham) with accommodation provided. The remainder of the month is spent in the lab facility or greenhouses at Duke analyzing soil, water, and plant samples. The project is very wide in scope and there is opportunity for gaining experience in a variety of biogeochemistry and plant ecology research techniques.

Preference will be giving to applicants who can start the first week of May and stay on at least 10 weeks. Previous experience not required, but we strongly prefer candidates with undergraduate course work in ecology, biology, environmental science, geology, chemistry or similar, and demonstrated comfort working outdoors.

To apply, please send a 1-page cover letter and 1-page CV that includes contact information for two references to by April 10th. In your cover letter, please include your earliest available start date and any other relevant constraints on your work availability.

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