Summer Field Assistant – Arctic Lake Warming

The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for a temporary field assistant positions on a lake warming project. The positions will largely be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Ecosystems Center and its programs, visit our web site at

This position will involve sampling lakes for a variety of routine and non-routine limnological parameters, including benthic production and benthic and pelagic nitrogen fixation. In addition the successful candidate should be familiar with basic data analysis, and some laboratory chemistry. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of one or more senior project collaborators.

Candidates will depart for Toolik field station in mid June and stay in the field until the end of September.  Travel to Toolik Field Station is paid for by the grant as well as the cost of room and board at the station and a salary.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must be college graduates (BS or MS), with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology.

Preferred Qualifications: Some background aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, or ecosystems ecology preferred. Attention to detail and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential. A candidate with previous experience using a gas chromatograph is preferred. Previous experience with boats and other limnological gear is useful but not required.