Field Technician Position Summer 2023 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska

Field Technician Position Summer 2023 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska

One position is available to participate in an NSF-funded project examining the effects of climate change on vegetation and ecosystem functioning in Arctic wetlands. Field work is conducted in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in western Alaska and will involve experiments with flooding, warming, and herbivory treatments followed by measurements of vegetation responses, and CO2 and CH4 gas fluxes. This technician will assist with managing boating operations while maintaining high standards of safety and running our field camp while participating fully in plant and ecosystem data collection including daily measurements and application of experimental treatments.

We seek an early career scientist with:

(1) boating experience preferably on rivers and skill in maintaining boats and boat motors

(2) plant identification and vegetation sampling experience;

(3) interests in measurements of CO2 and CH4 gas fluxes in the context of climate change;

(4) physical capability to conduct strenuous work including building camp and camp take down;

(5) a desire to spend ca. 3 months in a remote camp in western Alaska (e.g., no internet service, no running water).

We anticipate the term to be ca. 15 May until 15 August 2023. In addition to salary commensurate with experience, all travel costs to Alaska and housing and food for the summer will be provided. To apply, send a single PDF with (1) CV; (2) a letter describing how you meet the required qualifications; and (3) contact information for three professional references to Josh Leffler ( Application deadline is 15 January 2022