Summer Field Assistant (Seasonal)

Position Title: Summer Field Assistant – TIDE
Position Summary: A temporary Summer Field Assistant position is available for the Ecosystems Center TIDE project from May – September.
Additional Information: Duties include participating in a large-scale field experiment to determine the interactive effects of nutrients and trophic structure on salt marsh ecosystems. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in executing the experiments, coordinating logistics in the field, and in monitoring some aspect of the ecosystem response to the manipulations. Responsibilities include maintaining experimental manipulations, participating in field and laboratory measurements of chemistry and biology, and processing and analyzing project data. The successful applicant will work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team consisting of PIs, postdocs, graduate students and other research assistants and gain broad experience through field and laboratory work across interdisciplinary fields including biology, chemistry, and physical oceanography.
Basic Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess a BS or MS degree in Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, or Marine Biology and at least one-year field experience in a related field. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work as a member of a team, and the ability to communicate positively with the public are required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with database management, statistical programs, and scientific writing are a plus.
Physical Requirements This position requires moderately strenuous fieldwork (lifting approx. 50 lbs., bending, carrying heavy equipment, and walking through waist high marine waters and marsh) in marine environments, primarily intertidal settings under variable weather conditions. Ability to work with vertebrate and invertebrate animals and hazardous/harsh chemicals in the laboratory is needed. Irregular hours may include weekend, early morning or late evening work.
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
TIDE Project
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