Derek Sikes dssikes at alaska.edu
Fri Nov 2 14:10:51 CDT 2012


We are looking to hire 1 full time laboratory / field technician as soon as
possible. The successful candidate will assist researchers studying wetland
invertebrate communities on the North Slope of Alaska. Lab work will be
conducted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and if the candidate is
available, field work will be conducted at a remote site near Barrow,
Alaska in the summer of 2013. Lab duties will include identifying and
enumerating aquatic and terrestrial macroinvertebrates, as well as entering
data; field work will entail conducting experimental manipulations of
wetlands (nutrient addition and heating), constructing emergence traps,
sampling and identifying aquatic invertebrates, data transcribing and
(potentially) trapping fish and / or shorebirds.
Applicants are expected to hold a degree, diploma, or relevant work
experience in biology, ecology, wildlife management or a related field.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in
invertebrate taxonomy and wetland research and who are familiar with travel
in small aircraft and outdoor labor. Field research conditions will be
mentally and physically challenging. The ability to work in a team
environment and demonstrated resourcefulness and initiative are necessary.

Candidates will be expected to cover their own travel costs to Alaska and
accommodations while in Fairbanks. During the field season (June to
August), transportation, meals and field accommodations will be provided,
with an estimated biweekly salary of $1290 (USD, before taxes).

To be notified when the job postings are available, interested applicants
should e-mail their contact information as soon as possible to:

Kirsty Gurney Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Institute
of Arctic Biology 209 Irving 1 Building University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775 kegurney at alaska.edu


Derek S. Sikes, Curator of Insects
Associate Professor of Entomology
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK   99775-6960

dssikes at alaska.edu

phone: 907-474-6278
FAX: 907-474-5469

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