Research Technician – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux
link to apply: https://bit.ly/3yBjGAb
We seek a Research Technician to contribute to the establishment of a new Arctic Carbon Monitoring Network, which will include the establishment of new eddy covariance monitoring sites across the Arctic-boreal region and coordination and support for existing flux sites. The Research Technician will work closely with collaborators and Woodwell scientists to develop the Monitoring Network, including establishing new flux sites, maintaining new and existing sites, and downloading, quality checking and analyzing data. This position is part of a larger project to monitor and project Arctic-boreal carbon fluxes. The successful candidate will work within a highly collaborative environment and be supported by a strong project team including process modelers, remote sensing experts, field scientists, a project manager, and communications and policy experts.
● Work closely with Project Scientists and collaborators to establish new eddy covariance flux sites and provide support for existing sites as needed to ensure data continuity and coverage
● Travel internationally to establish and maintain eddy covariance flux sites for several 2-3 week-long trips per year
● Lead collection, processing, quality checking, and archiving of eddy covariance flux data
● Assist with purchasing, construction, installation, and maintenance of eddy covariance and other micrometeorological instruments,
● Troubleshoot, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation to maximize data quality and coverage
● Assist with data summary and analysis
● Coordinate with research personnel, including PIs, station managers, technicians and research assistants
Qualifications and Experience:
● Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Biogeochemistry, Earth System Science, Environmental Science, Ecology, Atmospheric Science, or a related field, or equivalent experience
● Experience working with datalogger programming, data collection software, communication peripherals, sensors, remote power systems, and data analysis and statistics
● Demonstrated experience setting up and maintaining eddy covariance instrumentation, and collecting, processing, and synthesizing eddy-covariance flux data
● Knowledge of Arctic carbon cycling, Arctic ecology, and/or climate change research a plus, but not required
● Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills
● Valid U.S. driver’s license
● Self motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
● Excellent organization and documentation skills
Application review will begin on January 15, 2022, and will be ongoing until the opportunity is closed.
Desired Start Date: March 1, 2022
Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. The salary range is 60,000-80000. This is a five-year fixed-term appointment, with the possibility to extend depending on funding. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and values a healthy work life balance.
Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts (remote work location is feasible)
Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our careers portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type Research Technician – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux on all correspondence.
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