We are seeking a highly-motivated research technician to join a team of scientists studying land-atmosphere interactions at Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington. Our work is broadly focused on explaining ecosystem carbon and water cycle dynamics in North American ecosystems using a range of tools, including eddy covariance observations, tree physiological measurements, and network-level syntheses of micro-meteorological data. The work of the research technician will be focused on linkages between long-term land cover and climate dynamics in the eastern U.S. The approach will blend a combination of field work, laboratory analyses, and automated data management and analysis.
The research technician will be based in Bloomington, IN, but will travel frequently to remote field sites in USDA Experimental Forests in North Carolina and Arkansas. This position may be particularly attractive to young scientists who are thinking about pursuing a PhD in ecosystem science, as the technician will be exposed to a wide range of cutting edge field work and analysis tools. The technician will be supervised by Dr. Kim Novick, and will have the opportunity to interface with a range of scientists and students working at Indiana University and with the USDA Forest Service. The duration of the position is 12-months, with an opportunity for extension contingent upon performance and funding.
Qualifications: The successful applicant should have a bachelors and/or masters degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related field, and should be comfortable working alone or as part of a team. Applicants with prior field research experience are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate an ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment. Prior experience with Matlab, R, SAS or a similar software program is desired but not required.
Salary: dependent on experience. Full benefits included.
The formal application period will begin in mid- to late-March. As a first step, interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume and brief cover letter to Dr. Kim Novick <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The research technician may begin work as early as April 2016. For specific questions or more information, please contact Dr. Novick or visit the Novick lab website at www.indiana.edu/~iubiomet.
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