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: http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/50556 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.