[ES_JOBS_NET] field and lab tech position on the SPRUCE Project

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Mon May 13 14:25:07 MDT 2013

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From: Sebestyen, Stephen -FS <ssebestyen at fs.fed.us>
Date: Mon, May 13, 2013 at 1:48 PM
Subject: field and lab tech position on the SPRUCE Project
To: "Sebestyen, Stephen -FS" <ssebestyen at fs.fed.us>

  Dear colleagues,

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Please share with students and colleagues this information about a
field/laboratory position. It is targeted for a recent grad (MS or BS).

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*Field and laboratory technician position*

With Oak Ridge National Lab and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research

The position is associated with a large research project on the effects of
climate change on peatland hydrology and water chemistry (the SPRUCE
Project, https://mnspruce.ornl.gov).  The project is a joint effort between
the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) and the Northern Research Station (NRS)
of the USDA Forest Service. The duty location is Forestry Sciences Lab of
the NRS in Grand Rapids, MN with field work at the nearby Marcell
Experimental Forest (http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/ef/marcell/).

Duties include:

·    The monthly collection of water samples and hydrological

·    Measurement of ion and nutrient concentrations on water samples.

·    Laboratory incubation studies on the degradation of dissolved organic
matter in water samples.

·    Data compilation, QA:QC of lab data, and database management.

·    Entry of data from field data sheets.

·    Other field tasks, on an occasional basis, related to the science
objectives of the SPRUCE Project.

The position will be hired through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and
Education (ORISE). “The program is designed to complement academic programs
by utilizing the unique resources of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to
enhance science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education,
encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific
literacy” (http://www.orau.org/ornl/hereatornl/about.htm). The position
will be jointly supervised by a hydrologist (Forest Service), aquatic
ecologist (ORNL), and climate change scientist (ORNL).  Lab analyses will
be coordinated under the direction of a lab manager/chemist at the NRS
Forestry Sciences Lab.

Qualifications: BS or MS in chemistry, limnology, hydrology,
biogeochemistry, geochemistry, ecology, or related fields and experience
with field work.  *Applicants must have earned their degree within the
previous year*. Applicants should briefly highlight their experience with
lab analyses, particularly: ion chromatography, inductively coupled plasma
spectrometry, total organic carbon analyzers, and automated flow injection
analysis spectrometry. Please also mention specific field skills.

The position duration is 9 to 12 months.  Salary ranges from $500/week to
$675/week depending upon educational level.  Applications will be
considered as they are received and the position will be filled when a
suitable person is identified.  The latest that applications will be
accepted is 31 May 2013.  The position could begin as early as June 2013.

For more information on the position and submission of application
materials, contact Dr. Stephen Sebestyen (ssebestyen at fs.fed.us).  Please
send a letter of application (2 page limit), resume (2 page limit), copies
of unofficial transcripts, and names of 3 references with telephone numbers
and email addresses.


Stephen Sebestyen, PhD

Research Hydrologist

USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Grand Rapids  MN  55744

TEL: 218-326-7108

EMAIL: ssebestyen at fs.fed.us

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