JOB: Soil Ecology Lab Techs at Michigan State

The Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry Lab at Michigan State University is looking for 2 full time temporary lab technicians, to start this spring through fall 2020, with possibility of continuation into spring/summer 2021. The positions start at $15/hr and will include both lab and field-based research focused on plant-soil-microbe interactions. Research focuses on how soil microorganisms control soil organic matter formation and break-down and nutrient cycling in agroecosystems. More information about the lab can be found here: ( Work on these projects will provide valuable, basic laboratory skills and more specifically, experience conducting a wide variety of soil analyses including extracellular enzyme assays, soil DNA extraction, quantification and sequencing, soil nutrient and chemical analyses and soil physical and chemical fractionations. Field work will include soil sampling, GIS data collection, plant trait analyses and greenhouse gas measurements. Applications should include: 1) a brief cover letter (no more than 2-pages) that highlights past research accomplishments, describes future career and research goals and gives examples of organizational skills; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for three references. All questions about the position should be submitted to: Dr. Lisa Tiemann (