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The Southwest Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL) is seeking a Field Technician for the operations of climatic and atmospheric monitoring systems in central Arizona. The technician will report to the SW-IFL leadership and have daily responsibilities in atmospheric instrumentation network design, operation/maintenance, data quality assurance/control, and training. The SW-IFL is a statewide project funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) at Arizona State University with research spanning Arizona. Planned research instrumentation will quantify aspects of climate, specifically air quality, precipitation, and extreme heat in the Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff area. Aside from these duties the SWIFL project will afford excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary experiences in climate data management and interpretation. The technician will be located at Arizona State University but will also coordinate with researchers at the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.

The desired candidate will have experience with climatic and atmospheric instrumentation, including the operation, calibration, and maintenance of a variety of instrumentation, such as: Campbell Scientific Weather Stations and Dataloggers; Onset weather stations; flux net towers. Other responsibilities will include data management, data collection in the field, participation in periodic intensive field sampling campaigns, and collection and preparation of leaf and organic samples for biogeochemical analyses.

More about the SW-IFL: The project seeks to engage stakeholders and provide scientists and decision makers with high-quality, relevant data and knowledge capable of spurring and guiding responses to urban environmental concerns in Arizona. The SW-IFL is a partnership involving the three public universities in Arizona, two national laboratories (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory), and industry (IBM). Our initial stakeholder network includes six city governments, multiple county-level agencies, community groups, and local nonprofits throughout the region. More info here: https://swifl.asu.edu/