[ECOLOG-L] JOB OPENING: Research Associate / Lab Manager, ecosystem ecology lab


The Phillips lab at Indiana University is seeking a highly-motivated
individual to join our team as a full-time lab manager. Research in the
lab focuses on quantifying how plant-microbe interactions influence
biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem processes in forests (/please
visit: http://ift.tt/1JYGCYs
/). The
successful applicant will spend most of their time working in the lab,
and will be responsible for leading and conducting fieldwork during the
growing season (April to October). Lab duties include: maintaining a
clean and safe work environment, ordering supplies, overseeing lab
finances, supervising lab personnel, training and mentoring
undergraduate technicians, operating and maintaining scientific
instruments, analyzing and organizing data, and helping to write and
edit manuscripts. Field duties include collecting soil and plant tissue
samples, maintaining /in situ/ instruments, measuring dendrometer bands,
downloading data from data loggers, and supervising field campaigns.

*Employment duration:* The initial appointment is for one year, starting
in April, 2015, with the strong possibility of an extension (depending
on funds and satisfactory performance).

*Qualifications:* B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in the biological sciences –
with a focus in ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental science, or soil
science. Experience with flow injection and combustion analyzers, field
ecology methods, soil analyses, and data organization/analysis is
strongly preferred.

*Additional requirements:* An essential quality is willingness to
conduct strenuous physical activity in the field under adverse
conditions such as heat, high humidity, ticks, chiggers, steep terrain,
and so forth. The successful applicant should be proficient with map,
compass, and GPS and must be able to carry soil samples (up to 30 lbs.)
in a backpack through rugged terrain. The successful applicant will also
need to have access to a reliable vehicle for fieldwork (mileage will be
reimbursed). Overall, the successful applicant must be well-organized,
detail-oriented, posses strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and
able to work effectively with minimal supervision as part of a research

*Salary:* $26,000 – $30,000 (commensurate with experience). Full
benefits are included (see:
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*To apply: *Please submit 1) a brief cover letter describing your
research/educational background, why you’re interested in the position,
and the date you are available to start, 2) a CV that lists pertinent
courses (with GPA) and previous research experience, and the names and
contact info (includingemail addresses) of three references:. All
materials should be submitted via the following link:

For full consideration, all materials must be submitted by March, 1,
2015. For additional questions about the position, please email Dr.
Richard P. Phillips (rpp6@indiana.edu ).

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action
employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity,
color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national
origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Richard P. Phillips

Associate Professor

Department of Biology

247 Jordan Hall, 1001 E. Third St.

Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405


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