Summer Undergraduate Technician
A summer undergraduate technician position is available to join a team
studying resilience of boreal forest ecosystems to fire and permafrost thaw
at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The technician will contribute to
field work including installing and maintaining a network of sensors
measuring oxygen, nitrate, and organic matter in streams. Field work will
also include tracer experiments measuring nutrient uptake and gas exchange
in streams. The student will learn laboratory-based methods for analytical
chemistry and will contribute to visualization and analysis of
biogeochemical data from streams. The student will have the opportunity to
conduct an independent research project.
Applicants should have demonstrated interests in ecology and enthusiasm
about both field and lab-based work. Coursework in ecology, chemistry,
environmental science, and math or statistics is required to successfully
contribute to the research. Applications from students with previous
research experience, particularly with techniques or instrumentation
relevant to aquatic ecology, as well as experience working within a
collaborative group will receive priority.
To apply for the position, please send a single pdf document to Dr. Tamara
Harms (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 20, 2018 including: 1) letter
summarizing research interests and experience, 2) list of relevant
coursework, and 3) CV. The student will be paid a stipend for the position,
which runs May/June-Aug/Sept.