Summer 2017 – Research Job Opportunity in Northern Alaska
We are seeking undergraduates or college graduates interested in
research to understand ecosystem function in soils, streams, and lakes,
and how arctic tundra will respond to climate change.
Job Description: Paid research assistants will collect and analyze
field samples at sites located in the foothills of the Brooks Range in
Northern Alaska. Job duties include sample collection, field
measurements, and lab analyses at the Toolik Lake Field station.
Fieldwork involves hiking in remote areas while carrying heavy packs of
field equipment. Additional responsibilities include chemical analyses
and data processing. This position offers an excellent opportunity to
gain research experience in ecology and meet outstanding research
scientists from around the world. Room and board are provided. This
position is associated with the National Science Foundation Arctic Long
Term Ecological Research (LTER) program.
To apply: Please send 1. your resume, 2. a 1-page description of your
background (include relevant course work, field experience, academic and
career goals), 3. the names and contact information of 3 references to:
Dr. George Kling, email@example.com. Experience in ecology, chemistry, and
microbiology is desirable. Employment will be approximately June 10 –
August 30, 2017.
Additional information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research
(LTER) project is available at http://arc-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu/ and
information about Toolik Field Station is available at
We will begin reviewing applications on 1 February 2017 and continue
until all positions are filled.