Senior Research Technician: Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry, Boston
University, Department of Biology

A position is available for a full-time research technician to conduct
field and laboratory research under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Templer
at Boston University. The position will initially focus on the startup of a
new laboratory. As such, the position will at first require a significant
amount of time placing orders, setting up new laboratory equipment and
ensuring quality control. Once the laboratory equipment is set up, the
technician will help facilitate laboratory and field research. Research
projects will focus on nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems. Research
tasks will include the collection of plant materials, soil and water
samples in the Northeastern U.S., the analysis of their chemical content
and assisting in developing statistical models to support data analysis. To
achieve these goals, the Research Technician will use equipment including a
gas chromatograph, a carbon-nitrogen autoanalyzer, an inorganic nutrient
autoanalyzer and a mass spectrometer.

Previous research experience in inorganic chemistry, ecology, plant and/or
soil analyses is desirable.  An undergraduate or MS degree in chemistry,
ecology or related field is desired.  Applicants should send their resume
and contact information of three references to Pamela Templer at
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Starting date: July 20, 2005 (negotiable)

Pamela H. Templer
Department of Biology
Boston University
5 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215