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The Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program (CAP LTER), which is affiliated with the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, is seeking an experienced, full-time Research Specialist to perform ecological field and laboratory research in support of an extensive, interdisciplinary, long-term project. CAP LTER has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 1997 to study the urban ecology of the greater Phoenix region and surrounding desert. The successful applicant will be expected to perform a wide variety of standard field and laboratory experimental procedures including, but not limited to, maintenance of field sites and collection of field data; maintenance and download of field sensors; collection and processing of water samples; operation of laboratory equipment used to process field samples; and collection and QA/QC of ecological data. This position will be primarily responsible for three ongoing field projects: the Desert Fertilization Experiment, Urban Stormwater, and the Urban Flux Tower.