A temporary (~9 months) full-time position split between work as a recruiter for the Semester in Environmental Science (SES), a fall-semester off-campus program for undergraduates, and work as a field assistant at the Harvard Forest is available at the Marine Biological Laboratory.
Field Assistant Responsibilities: Conduct routine measurements of tree growth, forest biomass and soil processes, including soil respiration using Infrared Gas Analysis at long-term soil warming plots and control sites in the Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA. Work may also include construction and maintenance of the plot infrastructure (e.g. heater cables and control equipment).
Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, engineering or environmental studies is required. Must have familiarity with personal computers; experience with Windows, MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel necessary. Good interpersonal communication skills, public speaking ability, organizational skills required.
Experience with basic techniques of forestry, soil and plant science helpful. Enthusiasm and interest in environmental science education, and experience with off-campus study programs valuable. Prior experience with the SES program especially helpful.
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