We are hiring a technician in the Harms biogeochemistry & ecosystems lab at
the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The technician will perform analytical
chemistry, maintain instream sensors, and carry out field work in streams
and watersheds. Current research foci in the lab include quantifying
ecological regimes in the boreal forest using high-frequency data in
streams, predicting changes to the nitrogen cycle following degrading
permafrost, and understanding the effects of hydrology and nitrogen cycling
on food chain length in aridland streams (harmslab.org).
The research technician’s primary roles will be to oversee an analytical
facility focused on water chemistry, and to conduct field work in both
Alaska and Arizona. Lab-based duties include training lab users and
performing chemical analyses. Field-based duties include deployment and
maintenance of water quality sensors for monitoring nitrate, dissolved
organic matter, and dissolved oxygen; and measuring whole-stream metabolism
and nutrient uptake in streams. The technician will also assist with data
archival and analysis.
Apply by December 6, 2017 to job 18-14 at http://bit.ly/2AYjWdp. UA is an
AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal
discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.