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 [log in to unmask]

Starting date: July 20, 2005 (negotiable)


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