Watershed Science Field Technician

Drs. Brian McGlynn, Emily Bernhardt and Dean Urban of Duke’s River Center are looking for a new full time field technician to assist in setting up and maintaining a variety of watershed and stream hydrologic and biogeochemical sampling programs in central North Carolina. This is a full-time position with benefits. The start date is negotiable, but could be as soon as June 1, 2013. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current position is for one year with expectation of renewal given satisfactory performance. This position would be ideal for recent bachelor’s or master’s degree recipients with field experience, technical competence, and an interest in gaining further expertise in watershed science. The applicant will have the opportunity to interact with the wide variety of graduate students, postdocs and faculty affiliated with Duke’s River Center
http://dukerivercenter.weebly.com/) and will have the opportunity to coauthor papers and present research at regional or national meetings. Duties will include the following:

* Install and maintain a wide variety of dataloggers and environmental sensing systems in central NC streams and watersheds
* Regularly download data from and maintain database infrastructure for a network of environmental sensors and data loggers.
* Collect soil, water, and sediment samples and assist with chemical analyses.

The Duke River center is based in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We study stream, river, and watershed ecology and hydrology across a broad gradient of natural and disturbed systems.

Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in hydrology/biogeochemistry and a willingness to work outdoors in hot, humid conditions with abundant insects, ticks, and chiggers and curious urban and rural residents. Proficiency with setting up and troubleshooting electronic devices is desirable as is experience with GIS.

Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina.  Successful applicants will need to secure housing in the Durham/Research Triangle area. Please submit application materials (resume, a one-page cover letter, and the names of two willing references) via e-mail to Brooke Hassett (bhassett [at] duke.edu)

Durham, North Carolina
Duke University
Brooke Hassett