Post-bachelors technician – Physiological ec ology of tropical forests.

 Post-bachelors technician – Physiological ecology of tropical forests.
PNNL is recruiting a post-bachelors technician to improve understanding and prediction of tropical forest carbon-water balance and survival under climatic extremes as part of the NGEE-Tropics project (Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiment-Tropics; The successful applicant will support the NGEE-Tropics through advanced technical work aimed at understanding the carbon-water balance of tropical ecosystems in response to a changing environment.  The job includes both laboratory and a large component of field work, including field sampling in locations such as the Amazon, Panama, Puerto Rico, and tropical Australia.  The applicant will take a large role in collecting, processing, and analyzing physiological data (eg. hydraulic and carbon-based traits of trees) from these sites.  The position is based in Richland, Washington at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  The position will include a large amount of collaborative science between multiple DOE labs and international collaborators, and thus requires excellent teamwork skills. 
Required qualifications include experience conducting field and lab work in ecology, plant physiology, or related disciplines. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is required.  Prior experience with measuring photosynthesis, sapflow, leaf water potential, and other physiological process measurements is preferred, as is prior experience with manuscript preparation.  
Applications should include the following in a single package:
* Cover letter describing the applicant’s research experience and interests.
* Curriculum vitae with a list of publications in refereed journals.
* Names and addresses of three references.
Interested candidates can obtain additional information from Nate McDowell (