“The Jefferson Project” is hiring a technician to conduct research in freshwater ecology and limnology. Research topics include invasive species, salinization, eutrophication, algal blooms, and global warming. The technician will assist in lake and stream surveys to assess water quality and biota, including surveys of fish, macro-invertebrates, zooplankton, macrophytes, and algae. The position will also involve working with a highly advanced “smart-sensor” network.

The Jefferson Project is an unprecedented research endeavor devised to study freshwater ecosystems by using “smart-sensor” technologies, leading-edge experiments, and advanced coupled computer models of the weather, runoff, lake circulation, and food webs.  It is a collaboration between Rensselaer, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George. The Jefferson Project is serving as a global model for understanding and protecting freshwater ecosystems.

Our technicians collaborate with Rensselaer researchers, including experts in Ecology, Evolution, Limnology, Engineering, Big Data, Computer Science, Cognitive Science (AI), and the Arts. They also collaborate with researchers from the FUND for Lake George and IBM, including experts in Meteorology, Hydrology, Cyber-infrastructure, and Data Visualization. Collectively, The Jefferson Project team of researchers focuses on moving from science to solutions, as we build the future of freshwater protection.

Applicants should send (in pdf format) a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references to Rick Relyea ( Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. The desired start date is July 2019.