This position will be key to an International Polar Year (IPY) Arctic Observatory Network (AON) project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), with goals of detecting climate change in the Arctic and its effects on global systems. Duties will include:
- assisting with the design, construction, installation, and maintenance of micrometeorological instruments;
- performing data downloads, preliminary analysis, and quality checks;
- interacting with site investigators; and
- assisting with data summary and analysis.
Fieldwork will include several 2-3 week trips per year, plus some additional trips to maintain the continuous measurements at the field sites. Fieldwork will be based primarily at the Toolik Field Station in Northern Alaska, with some travel to and work at the North East Science Station in Cherskii, Russia. The successful candidate will be based at IAB at UAF, but she/he will also interact with scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Required qualifications include a Master's or Bachelor's degree in biogeochemistry, earth system science, atmospheric science, biometeorology, micrometeorology, plant ecology, ecosystem ecology, or related fields, and/or significant experience with eddy flux systems and biogeochemical processes. The candidate will also need to possess a valid U.S. driver's license.
The desired candidate will show:
- demonstrated experience with Campbell Scientific dataloggers, datalogger programming (PC208W and PC900, etc.), data collection software, communication peripherals, sensors, remote power systems, and data analysis and statistics;
- strong personal communication and quantitative skills;
- self-motivation, independence, and the ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as an ability and willingness to work with site investigators; and
- excellent organizational and documentation skills.
This is a full-time fixed term position with benefits, with initial appointment for one year and potential for repeated renewal upon satisfactory performance. Applications must be completed online. Applicants will need to include a letter of application, a CV or resume, transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. In the letter of application, candidates should explain how their experience, training, and professional goals will apply to this project.
To apply, please use the advanced search function to find posting number 0057514 at: https://www.uakjobs.com.
Second Announcement: Technician Position Available
Thu, Jul 30, 2009
The Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Eddy Covariance Technician. The successful candidate will help manage an ecosystem ecology laboratory and assist research personnel in measurements of ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon, water, and energy fluxes based on the eddy covariance methods. The preferred start date is September 2009, but the position will remain open until it is filled.