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Summer 2023 – Research Job Opportunity in Northern Alaska

We are seeking undergraduates or college graduates interested in environmental research to understand ecosystem function in soils, streams, and lakes, and how arctic tundra is responding to climate change.

Job Description: The Kling lab at the University of Michigan is seeking research assistants for summer 2023. Job duties will include sample collection, field measurements, and lab analyses at the Toolik Lake Field station located in the foothills of the Brooks Range in Northern Alaska. Fieldwork involves hiking in remote areas while often carrying heavy equipment in adverse weather. Additional responsibilities include chemical analyses and data processing. Experience in ecology, chemistry, and microbiology is desirable. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in ecology and environmental science and meet outstanding research scientists from around the world. This is a paid position and room and board are provided. This position is associated with the National Science Foundation Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program.

To apply: Please email the following: 1. your resume, 2. a 1-page cover letter detailing your background (include relevant course work, field experience, academic and career goals), 3. the names of and contact information of 3 references to lab manager Jason Dobkowski, jdobkow@umich.edu

Summer employment will be approximately June 1 – August 30, 2023 with the potential to extend into the future depending on NSF funding.

Additional information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is available at http://arc-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu/ and information about Toolik Field Station is available at http://toolik.alaska.edu/
We will begin reviewing applications on 6 March 2023 and continue until all positions are filled.