[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Assistant Position in Wetland Biogeochemistry at LUMCON

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Aug 29 10:21:16 MDT 2014

From:    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_Roberts?= <broberts at LUMCON.EDU>
Subject: Research Assistant Position in Wetland Biogeochemistry at LUMCON

A Research Assistant in Wetland Biogeochemistry at the Louisiana=20
Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is sought to participate in a ser=
of field and laboratory experiments studying the effects of the Macondo O=
Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems. The assistant will join a large, multi=
institution team of researchers in the Coastal Waters Consortium=20
(cwc.lumcon.edu), a BP GoMRI-funded project studying the impacts of the o=
spill and future spills on salt marshes and coastal environments. The=20
position is associated with a collaborative subproject on wetland=20
biogeochemistry and microbial ecology between Drs. Brian Roberts (LUMCON)=
Anne Giblin (Marine Biological Laboratory), and Anne Bernhard (Connecticu=
College). The objectives of the project are to improve our understanding =
temporal and spatial patterns in marsh biogeochemical process rates,=20
associated microbial communities, and factors regulating rates and to=20
evaluate the impact of oil exposure on marsh biogeochemical processes and=
associated microbial communities. The research assistant will support the=
field and laboratory analytical activities designed to accomplish these=20=

objectives. The position will be based at LUMCON and will require extensi=
field and laboratory work.  This is a unique opportunity to collaborate w=
top scientists from around the United States in a large, interdisciplinar=
research project of great importance to the US Gulf Coast and other=20
ecosystems impacted by oil-related activities.=20

Qualifications:  The candidate must have a M.S. or B.S in ecology, wetlan=
science, biogeochemistry or a related field. Familiarity with analytical=20=

instrumentation including autoanalyzers (for analysis of inorganic=20
nutrients), TOC/TN analyzers (DOC/TDN), elemental analyzers (C, N), and/o=
gas chromatographs (CO2, CH4, and N2O) is desired. The candidate will als=
be expected to participate in field work that may require physical effort=
transport equipment in field sites throughout Louisiana that are accessib=
only by small boats. The ability to work in a group setting is essential,=
this researcher will work collaboratively with the PIs, post docs, gradua=
students, and other research associates/technicians on this project as we=
as personnel on the larger Coastal Waters Consortium project. The positio=
requires high organizational and communication skills as well as signific=
database management capabilities.=20

Duration and Start Date:  We desire to fill this position as soon as=20
possible. Initial appointment is for up to one year with possible additio=
support dependent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

Location: The position will be based at the Louisiana Universities Marine=
Consortium (LUMCON) at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA (visit=20=

http://www.lumcon.edu for information on the facility).  The field sites =
located along the Louisiana coast between LUMCON and the Mississippi Rive=

To Apply: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the name,=20
address, phone and email contact for at least three individuals qualified=
comment on scientific and work qualifications to Dr. Brian Roberts=20
(broberts at lumcon.edu) with =93Wetlands Research Assistant position=94 in =
subject line. For questions or more information contact Dr. Roberts by em=
or phone (985-851-2821).

Deadline: Review of applications will commence immediately and continue=20=

until the position is filled.=20=20

LUMCON offers state benefits and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Acti=
Employer that actively seeks diversity among its employees.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://mailman.ucar.edu/pipermail/es_jobs_net/attachments/20140829/f5387832/attachment-0001.html 

More information about the Es_jobs_net mailing list