Position Announcements

Field Research Assistant

Summer 2014  –  Research Job Opportunity in Northern Alaska

We are seeking undergraduates or college graduates interested in research to understand the 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.  Fieldwork involves hiking in remote areas while carrying heavy packs of field equipment.  Additional responsibilities include chemical analyses and data processing at the Toolik Lake Field station.  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. 

If interested, please provide a resume and a 1-page description of your background (include relevant course work, field experience), goals, and names of references to Dr. George Kling, gwk@umich.edu or by fax 734-763-0544.  Experience in ecology, chemistry, and microbiology is desirable.  Fieldwork runs from approximately June 10 - August 30, 2014.  

Additional information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is available at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/  and information about Toolik Field Station is available at http://www.uaf.edu/toolik/