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Watershed Science Optical Sensor Technician

 There is an immediate opening at the University of Vermont for a watershed science technician with expertise and experience in deployment and maintenance of optical sensors in riverine environments. The successful applicant’s primary job will be to provide technical assistance in the development, deployment and maintenance of an in-situ optical sensor water quality network that is being developed by the states of Vermont, Rhode Island and Delaware with collaborative Track-2 funding from NSF EPSCoR. Additional information on the Track-2 research may be found at: http://www.uvm.edu/~epscor/new02/?q=node/30. and http://www.newrnet.org/. 

The ideal candidate will have significant experience monitoring watershed biogeochemistry using in-situ optical water quality sensors (UV and/or fluorescence-based sensors for nitrate and DOC proxies) coupled with an interest in both local and regional water quality issues. Frequent visits to field sites to maintain the Vermont sensor array and collect ‘grab’ water and sediment samples will be required. Strong database management skills are also required for this position. Additionally, depending on qualifications and interests, the technician will have the opportunity to be involved in the interpretation and presentation of sensor related data as part of the large cross-disciplinary team that is associated with the project 

Questions may be directed to: epscor@uvm.edu 

For further information about this position or other employment opportunities currently available at the University, or to apply on-line for job posting number 00022238, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; Job Hotline #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3150. Applicants must apply for positions electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. 

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