Project description: Understand the effects of climate change on carbon cycling in tundra
ecosystems. The field site borders Denali National Park in Healy, AK. Find more information
about the research at https://www2.nau.edu/
Position duration: April until late November 2018.
Job description: Fieldwork will include maintenance of experimental plots, measurements of
ecosystem-level carbon exchange and complementary environmental variables. The
technician will work closely with a postdoctoral researcher, other technicians, graduate and
undergraduate students to collect data and maintain field equipment. Other responsibilities will
include data entry, preliminary data processing, and data quality control. The technician will
work and live in a shared rustic cabin with an outhouse, on the outskirts of Healy, a small
(~1000 people) town in interior Alaska. Travel to and from the field site is via ATV or car.
Applicants should be prepared to work long hours, sometimes in cold and adverse weather
conditions. Required qualifications: B.A/B.S in related field. Must be eligible to work in the
US (Canadian or Mexican with TN visa eligibility is OK too). Must have valid drivers license.
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs, attention to detail, ability to work independently as well as part
of a research team, desire to live and work in remote settings, ability to spend long hours
outside, and willingness to learn to operate technical sensors and data loggers.
Desired qualifications: Prior experience with scientific fieldwork, carbon flux or ecosystem
function measurements is beneficial, but not necessary. Good computer skill and knowledge
of Excel, R are a plus, but not a must. Being handy with tools and troubleshooting complex
systems is also desirable.
Benefits: The salary range is $12 – 14 per hour depending on qualifications. Travel to and from
Alaskan field site is paid for by the project. Housing is also paid for by the project.
To apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your preparedness for the position, CV or
resume, and list of three references to Meghan Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February
25th 2018. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date, and you will be contacted for