OPENING! Summer Field Technician in Fairbanks, AK

Starting May/June 2016, the hydro-biogeochemistry group at the University of Washington in Seattle has an opening for a summer field technician. The technician will be working at a field site located in Fairbanks, AK on a project investigating methane production and methane oxidation in a thermokarst bog. The site in the Bonanza Creek LTER research forest and is part of the Alaska Peatland Experiment (APEX). The technician will live in Fairbanks over the summer, and will travel back and forth to the site by car. S/he will assist the field efforts of a postdoctoral researcher working at the site, will be responsible for conducting methane flux measurements and analyzing collected samples, and will be expected to backpack heavy loads of equipment into the site (~1 mile distance). If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Neumann (rbneum@uw.edu) with a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names of three individuals able to provide a letter of recommendation.

Interested in hydro-biogeochemistry?

If you are interested in working in the hydro-biogeochemistry group, please contact me by email: rbneum@uw.edu. Please include a brief statement of your interests, background, and objectives, as well as a copy of your current CV.

I strongly encourage interested candidates to apply for externally funded fellowships to support their research. Some possible sources of external support are:

Graduate Students

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Department of Defense NDSEG Fellowship

Postdoctoral Researchers

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) Fellowship
National Science Foundation Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (SEES)
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship