Research Technician position

Research Technician
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is hiring a Research Technician to support and enhance experimental research in the Biogeochemistry laboratory.  Research is related to studying the effects of global change factors on the ecology and structure of tidal wetlands.  This position seeks a motivated individual who will contribute to research efforts in a multidisciplinary environment.  Tasks include, but are not limited to, maintaining and upgrading experiment infrastructure and equipment, collecting and analyzing biological samples, and operating laboratory equipment.  Applicants must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work on several projects at once.  In addition, applicants must be able to lift heavy equipment, roughly 50 pounds, and able to work outside in all environmental conditions.  Qualifications include experience working in a field and laboratory setting.  Experience working with power tools and constructing infrastructure is a plus.  
SERC is located in Edgewater, MD.  This is a one-year, entry-level position that will begin in October 2018.  The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer; individuals who are underrepresented in the scientific field are encouraged to apply. 
To apply, please email a copy of your curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page cover letter describing how your experience and interests meet the requirements of this position, and a list of 3 professional references (with email and phone contact information included) to Jenelle Whitman at
Applications will start being reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.