[ES_JOBS_NET] Niwot LTER Field Technician

Rebecca Barnes becca.barnes at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 07:13:55 MDT 2018

*Niwot LTER Field Technician*

*Job Summary*

            The Niwot LTER field technician supports the field operations
leader with activities involving long-term monitoring at the Niwot Ridge
Long-term Ecological Research Program. Field duties include: climate, snow
and water sampling, maintenance of research infrastructure including remote
environmental sensor instrumentation, tower arrays, and radio
communications. Additional activities include submitting water samples for
processing to the Arikaree Environmental Laboratory, and initial data entry
and level 1 QA/QC for climate, snow and water data. Soil, vegetation, and
lake monitoring and sampling may also be required. The position requires
the ability to program data loggers, scripting (or the ability to learn) in
R and/or Matlab.

The Niwot LTER field technician may be expected to assist in leading and
training additional seasonal, part-time, student or intern field
technicians. Basic maintenance of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles
and snowcats is also required.

            Winter months involve weekly field work requiring travel over
long distances by snowmobile or skis to remote locations in adverse
conditions (whiteouts, extreme cold, high winds).  The right candidate will
not only tolerate such an arduous work environment, they will thrive in it.

*What you should Know*

            This position is based at the University of Colorado Mountain
Research Station, north of Nederland, CO at 818 County Road 116. Depending
on the candidate, there may be an option to work one day a week from CU’s
Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) at 4001 Discovery
Drive in Boulder.

*What We Require*

A BA or BS in an environmental science or related field.

*What we would like you to have*

·      Basic knowledge of biogeochemistry, ecology, and hydrology.

·      Strong winter wilderness skills, including backcountry
skiing, avalanche awareness, and wilderness first aid.

·      Attention to detail, the ability to work on multiple projects as
part of a team, as well as the ability to work independently.

·      Ability to independently solve problems and/or restructure daily
priorities as changing conditions or resources require.

·      Knowledge of Excel, MATLAB and/or R programming languages.

·      Experience in data entry and field environmental sampling.

·      Demonstrated ability to self-motivate, and remain organized amidst a
variety of tasks and changing priorities.

Tentative start date is October 1st, 2018. Salary range $35,000 to $37,000
depending on experience.

Please use this link to apply at CU Jobs:

*Rebecca T. Barnes, PhD*
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Environmental Program
Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

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