Field technician position in PNW tidal wetland ecology

Date: Thu,  1 Oct 2020 16:32:07

From: “Janousek, Christopher N” <>

Subject: Field technician position in PNW tidal wetland ecology

*Research position in coastal wetland ecosystem ecology*

Applicants are invited for a field and lab technician position in tidal

wetland ecosystem ecology in the Pacific Northwest at Oregon State

University in the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife. This NOAA-funded project

addresses sea-level rise and restoration impacts to blue carbon and coastal

inundation in marshes and forested tidal swamps, and involves measurements

of greenhouse gases and ecosystem drivers in Oregon and Washington


The successful applicant will lead monthly measurements of greenhouse gas

fluxes from wetland sites, assist with other hydrology measurements in the

field, and be responsible for collecting and processing soil cores for

carbon and isotopic analysis. The position is anticipated to be

approximately 60% field work and travel, with the remaining time for data

analysis, lab work, and writing. Field work is divided between the Coos Bay

Estuary and Lower Columbia River Estuary.

The position is available full time for 14 months, with a possibility of a

short extension provided satisfactory performance and available funding.

Full benefits and travel funding available. The hire will be an employee of

OSU, but will work closely with co-PIs Dr. Chris Janousek (OSU) and Dr.

Scott Bridgham (Univ. Oregon) and other investigators from the Pacific

Northwest National Labs and the Institute for Applied Ecology.

Opportunities for co-authorship on one or more peer-reviewed manuscripts


*Minimum qualifications:* BA or BS in ecology, soil science, or a related

field plus at least 2 years field research experience in ecology.

Demonstrated competence in data management, good organizational skills, and

experience conducting field work autonomously. Experience using R. The

applicant should be comfortable working in the field alone under

occasionally strenuous conditions, and able to regularly carry up to about

30 lb of field gear. *Preferred qualifications*: MA or MS degree,

experience with soil carbon research and/or tidal wetland ecology.

*For more information and to apply*, please visit:;;sdata=m6VkQ%2FVZrCe9qA2WZZsrkcZfcGXt76VsnYDQNDC936Q%3D&amp;reserved=0. Please address questions about

the position to Deadline to apply: 20 October