We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to manage the Environmental Data Center (EDC) for the Toolik Field Station (TFS). The goal of the EDC is to collect and manage data on key environmental drivers and biological responders to climate change in the local Toolik environs. This baseline data is provided to the science community of Toolik for their use as background and context for framing specific questions and hypotheses about plant and animal adaptation to the Arctic, the structure and function of arctic ecosystems, and responses and feedback of the arctic environment to climate change. Please see
http://www.uaf.edu/toolik/ and http://toolik.alaska.edu/edc/ for more information.
Duties include: (1) Manage the collection of data on plant phenology and arrival, departure, status and abundance of birds in the Toolik region, (2) summarize these data, develop protocols, provide quality assurance and quality control, and provide metadata, (3) integrate availability of all EDC data (including climate data) with GIS and web-based server team and make them available to the public via the EDC website, (4) assist in the further development of the Biodiversity/phenology program with guidance from TFS management and the external EDC science advisory committee, (6) manage core and general-use field and laboratory equipment for TFS scientists and (5) serve as lead to the TFS EDC climate technician and summer seasonal staff. This position requires residence at TFS half to three-quarters time from
mid-May through September of each year; otherwise the job location is at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The desired candidate will possess:
(1) Familiarity with biological monitoring protocols developed in other arctic settings, and knowledge of arctic birds, vegetation, and small mammals and their life history stages, (2) strong written and oral communication and quantitative skills, (3) self-motivation, independence and the ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as ability and willingness to work with site investigators, (4) excellent organizational and documentation skills, and (5) prior supervisory experience. Desired qualifications include M.S., B.S. or B.A. in the Biological Sciences with a background in plant ecology, population biology of plants or animals, and/or significant experience. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Syndonia Bret-Harte<email@example.com>, the supervisor for this position.
This is a full-time position with benefits. To apply, use the following link: www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=70387. In your application, include a cover letter, c.v. or resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. In your cover letter, explain how your experience, training, and professional goals apply to this project, and anything you think will convince us you are the right person for the job. For full consideration, you must apply by June 9, 2010.
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