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The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for 2 summer field assistant positions on an ongoing ecological research project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Ecosystems Center and its programs, visit our web site at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/. Information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is available at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/ and information about the Toolik Field Station is available at http://www.uaf.edu/toolik/.

Chemistry Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of nutrients in natural water samples. Duties include facilitating chemical measurements through the preparation of standards and reagents, and the maintenance of instruments for a multi-user laboratory at the Toolik Field Station. Some field work involved. Prior chemistry experience is required.
General Aquatic Summer FA: This position will involve sampling lakes for a variety of routine and non-routine limnological parameters, basic data analysis, and some laboratory chemistry. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of one or more senior project collaborators.

Candidates for these jobs should be available to live at Toolik Field Station for 2-3 months during June, July and August. Travel to Toolik Field Station is paid for by the grant as well as the cost of room and board at the station and a salary.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must be college graduates (BS or MS), with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology.

Preferred Qualifications: Some background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology preferred. Applicants with skills and experience that is particularly suited to some of our ongoing research (e.g., field photosynthesis systems, advanced analytical chemistry methods) may be considered for employment at higher rank and salary.

Physical Requirements: Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity, and prepared to live in a field camp where cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and living accommodations are spare and simple.


These positions are contingent upon the field station in Alaska being open for temporary scientific staff this summer. Candidates may need to quarantine in Fairbanks before traveling to the station and must agree to follow all COVID-19 protocols while traveling and while in camp. All expenses relating to testing and quarantine will be covered by the project.

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