Biogeochemistry technician ~

7 de febrero de 2007

Biogeochemistry technician

We are seeking a full-time technician to participate in an NSF-funded
field experiment. The study will address interactions between plants and
microbes that regulate methane production in anaerobic wetland sediments.
Our particular focus is understanding the competition between
methanongens, iron-reducing bacteria and sulfate-reducing bacteria.
Duties will include the collection of water and soil samples in the field
as well as the analysis of these samples in the laboratory. The ideal
candidate will have experience with environmental chemistry, analytical
equipment (e.g., gas chromatographs) and knowledge of wetland
biogeochemistry. Candidates with a Master's degree in a related area are
particularly encouraged to apply.

Initial appointment is 12 months. The starting salary ranges from $30,000
to $38,000 depending on experience. The Smithsonian Environmental Research
Center is a 1200 hectare complex of upland forest, farmland and wetlands
(see for more details). The Center's 100+ full-time
employees commute from nearby Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC.

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest and resume by March 1st to:

Dr. Jason Keller
Phone: (443) 482-2351
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
P.O. Box 28
Edgewater, MD 21037-0028

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