[ES_JOBS_NET] Lab Tech Position in Ecosystem Ecology & Global Change Bio at Boston Univ

Talbot, Jennifer jmtalbot at bu.edu
Mon Sep 15 10:58:28 MDT 2014

Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry / Global Change
Boston University, Department of Biology

A position is available for a full-time research technician to help facilitate and conduct field and laboratory research under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Templer at Boston University. He or she will help manage a laboratory composed of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as visiting scientists. Research projects in the lab focus on the effects of climate change and atmospheric pollutants on nutrient cycling in temperate and tropical forest ecosystems. Tasks will include the collection and chemical analysis of plant materials, soil, gas and water samples. For sample analysis, the Research Technician will be trained in and use a gas chromatograph, carbon-nitrogen autoanalyzer, inorganic nutrient autoanalyzer (Lachat), as well as an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. The Research Technician will be primarily responsible for specialized methods in the lab, including (but not limited to) isotope analysis, sap flow measurements and data management. The Technician’s time will be split between approximately 30% field work (at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire and Harvard Forest in Massachusetts) and 70% lab work (at Boston University).
Applicants with an undergraduate or MS degree in chemistry, ecology or related field are desired. Previous research experience in inorganic chemistry, ecology, plant and/or soil analyses is a plus. Interested applicants should send their letter of interest and resume (including relevant course work) and contact information of 2-3 professional references to Pamela Templer atptempler at bu.edu<mailto:ptempler at bu.edu>. Please use “BU Senior Research Technician Position” in the Subject of your email message.

Starting date: October 15, 2014 (negotiable)

More information about the lab can be found at:

Apologies for cross-postings.

Pamela Templer, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Director, PhD Program in Biogeoscience

Jennifer Talbot, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Boston University
E-mail: jmtalbot at bu.edu<mailto:jmtalbot at bu.edu>
Website: http://microbesatbu.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @talbot.jenny<https://twitter.com/talbot_jenny>

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