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The Marine Biological Laboratory is searching for a research assistant to work on a carbon cycling in coastal wetlands. This DOE-funded collaborative project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to improve mechanistic process understanding and modeling of tidal wetland hydro-biogeochemistry. In the summer, the research assistant will be stationed at the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research site near Newbury MA. The RA will help maintain sensors and collect samples for a variety of biological and chemical analyses from the field. Housing will be provided in the summer. In the winter, the candidate will work on MBL campus in Woods Hole, analyzing samples in the lab and support data curation and analysis. Funding is provided for two years.
We seek a motivated recent graduate, who will work independently – once oriented to projects – but also cooperatively in a larger interdisciplinary group.
Undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, environmental or marine science, biometeorology, physics, or similar.
Experience or interest in field-based and sensor-based data collection (e.g. using Campbell Scientific dataloggers), ideally with a focus on micrometeorological measurements
Experience with or interest in sediment biogeochemistry
Familiarity with small boats (driving and trailering) in estuarine waters.
Field work occurs in physical challenging terrain (soft wet sediment, tall vegetation, seasonal climate variability)
Please upload the following documents with your application:
Names and Contact Information for 3 References (please do not have referees send unsolicited letters)
Copy of Unofficial Transcripts
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