(Located in Dayton, OH) This position will provide research support for a NASA/USDA grant funded project on greenhouse gas production, global warming potential and carbon storage potential of created wetlands in agricultural landscapes, performing a wide variety of intermediate-level, complex field and lab techniques and procedures. There will be limited faculty supervision as the Principal Investigator will be located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Duties include processing and analyzing lab and field samples, field work, and data management and assistance in the preparation of technical reports and protocols. Will provide initial quantitative analysis of field data. Responsible for weekly field sampling of greenhouse gases and soils in a constructed wetland in Dayton, OH which will require living in the Dayton area. The position will also require travel to Lincoln, NE, for up to one week periods 3-4 times per year.
Master's degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science or related field, plus two years related field and laboratory experience required. College level natural science courses in Wetland Biogeochemistry, Aquatic Biogeochemistry and Analytical Chemistry with associated laboratory experience required. Familiarity with statistical software and data management; familiarity with soil, plant, and microbial assay techniques; and experience with analytical instrumentation and sensor networks essential. Valid driver's license required. Demonstration of exceptional communication and organizational skills required.
Prefer experience in wetland sciences and/or biogeochemistry; experience with gas flux sampling; and project management/supervisory experience.