I am searching for a full time research assistant to join my lab in summer
2018 to assist in the set-up, maintenance, and break down of wetland plant
ecology field and greenhouse experiments and vegetation monitoring
campaigns. The research assistant will help in other stages of research:
developing protocols, managing data, and processing plant and soil samples
in the laboratory. The research assistant will prepare and run carbon and
nitrogen analyses of plant tissue samples in the lab. 

Requirements: Fieldwork can be physically taxing. Applicants must be able to
hike to field sites, spend hours in hot and buggy conditions, and lift up to
50 lbs. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in ecology or a related
science. Plant research experience is preferred, although training will be
provided in plant identification and ecological and analytical methods.
Please describe relevant experience in your cover letter. Funding is
available for 1 year with a competitive salary and benefits package. To
apply to this opportunity, please submit an application prior to April 30: 

The Gedan lab at The George Washington University investigates the response
of coastal and marine species and ecosystems to global changes in climate,
sea level, nutrient availability, and invasive species. We focus on
conservation-priority, shallow, marine ecosystems, especially tidal marsh. 
We are interested in marsh migration and the conversion of natural and
human-dominated uplands, as well as the novel ecosystems and interactions
occurring in transitioning coastal areas. Our team primarily relies upon an
experimental approach in the greenhouse and the field. Established field
sites are in the estuaries and coastal bays of the Mid-Atlantic. The lab is
located in a newly constructed interdisciplinary science building in
downtown Washington, DC, across the street from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. 

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or
activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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