Summer Research Assistant - Northern Alaska

Northern Alaska - Toolik Field Station
Feb 20, 2018
Mar 22, 2018
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Student / Graduate
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Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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Summer 2018  –  Research Job Opportunity in Northern Alaska

We are seeking undergraduates or college graduates interested in research to understand ecosystem function in soils, streams, and lakes, and how arctic tundra will respond to climate change. 

Job Description:  Paid research assistants will collect and analyze field samples at sites located in the foothills of the Brooks Range in Northern Alaska. Job duties include sample collection, field measurements, and lab analyses at the Toolik Lake Field station.  Fieldwork involves hiking in remote areas while carrying heavy packs of field equipment.  Additional responsibilities include chemical analyses and data processing.  This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in ecology and meet outstanding research scientists from around the world. Room and board are provided.  This position is associated with the National Science Foundation Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program.

To apply: Please send 1. your resume, 2. a 1-page description of your background (include relevant course work, field experience, academic and career goals), 3. the names of and contact information of  3 references to: Dr. George Kling,  Experience in ecology, chemistry, and microbiology is desirable.  Employment will be approximately June 10 - August 30, 2018. 

Additional information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is available at   and information about Toolik Field Station is available at 

We will begin reviewing applications on 1 March 2018 and continue until all positions are filled