University of Colorado Professional Research Asst in Boulder, Colorado
The Niwot LTER field technician supports the field operations leader with activities involving long-term monitoring at the Niwot Ridge Long-term Ecological Research Program. Field duties include: climate, snow and water sampling, maintenance of research infrastructure including remote environmental sensor instrumentation, tower arrays, and radio communications. Additional activities include submitting water samples for processing to the Arikaree Environmental Laboratory, and initial data entry and level 1 QA/QC for climate, snow and water data. Soil, vegetation, and lake monitoring and sampling may also be required. The position requires the ability to program data loggers, scripting (or the ability to learn) in R and/or Matlab. The Niwot LTER field technician may be expected to assist in leading and training additional seasonal, part-time, student or intern field technicians. Basic maintenance of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and snowcats is also required. Winter months involve weekly field work requiring travel over long distances by snowmobile or skis to remote locations in adverse conditions (whiteouts, extreme cold, high winds). The right candidate will not only tolerate such an arduous work environment, they will thrive in it.
Start Date - October 1, 2018
Salary Range - $35,000 - $37,000
What you should Know
This position is based at the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station, north of Nederland, CO at 818 County Road 116. Depending on the candidate, there may be an option to work one day a week from CU’s Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) at 4001 Discovery Drive in Boulder.
What We Require
A BA or BS in an environmental science or related field.
What we would like you to have
Basic knowledge of biogeochemistry, ecology, and hydrology.
Strong winter wilderness skills, including backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness, and wilderness first aid.
Attention to detail, the ability to work on multiple projects as part of a team, as well as the ability to work independently.
Ability to independently solve problems and/or restructure daily priorities as changing conditions or resources require.
Knowledge of Excel, MATLAB and/or R programming languages.
Experience in data entry and field environmental sampling.
Demonstrated ability to self-motivate, and remain organized amidst a variety of tasks and changing priorities.
Organization: *B0001 -- Boulder Campus
Title: Professional Research Asst
Requisition ID: 14315