Student Internship - Laboratory Technician

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Western Ecological Research Center

Opportunity Description: 

The Western Ecological Research Center (WERC) of the USGS has an immediate opening for up to two temporary student interns to work on processing and analyses of tree-ring data.

The students will be participating in a team effort to describe tree mortality patterns following prescribed fire across the Pacific States, identifying the effects of local conditions and climate on tree mortality. Duties will include laboratory analyses of tree-ring samples, integrating different datasets and creating reports and statistical analyses. Work will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Don Falk. Attention to detail and following of laboratory rules and protocols are also required.

The student will need knowledge of tree-ring sample preparation and analysis.

The level of education expected for these positions is at least a BA/BS with experience in tree-ring analysis or data processing.

Other required qualifications include willingness to learn, ability to work independently, organized work habits, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and possess an interest in natural resource management.

Work times are flexible but will be scheduled during normal working business hours. A minimum of 5 hours per week is expected. This is a paid student service contract position. The pay rate will be determined at the time of selection.

Duration of work will be for three months, with an estimated starting date of 3/1/2018.

The person selected will be working in School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ.


Please send resume and list of relevant courses by February 15, 2018 to:

Phillip van Mantgem


Redwood Field Station

1655 Heindon Rd.

Arcata, CA 95521

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