LABORATORY/FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITION
Ecology, Chemistry, and Global Change
University of Wisconsin - Madison
- A technical position (Associate Research Specialist) is available to coordinate and conduct research at the interface of chemical ecology, community/ecosystem ecology, and global environmental change.
- The focus of our large and dynamic research group is plant chemistry as a mediator of ecological interactions.
- Major research interests include the effects of global atmospheric change (e.g., enriched CO2 and ozone) on forest communities, and the consequences of gene x environment interactions for trophic associations and ecosystem function.
- Additional information about the research group can be found at: http://entomology.wisc.edu/~lindroth.
- Implementation of experiments in laboratory (80%), greenhouse (10%) and field (10%).
- Performance of chemical assays of plant tissues, including spectrophotometric and chromatographic (HPLC, HPTLC) techniques.
- Overall organization of routine laboratory operations (equipment maintenance, purchasing of supplies, supervision of hourly employees, etc.).
- Data entry and analysis.
- Qualifications include experience with standard chemical/biochemical analytical techniques and well-developed bench-top skills.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
- Commitment to excellence and support of a positive working environment are required.
- Salary/Appointment: Salary will be commensurate with experience, $28,500 - 34,000/year for Associate Research Specialist.
- Start date is April 15 - May 15, 2008.
- Application procedure: To apply, send an e-mail describing fit to the position and professional goals, 2) resume, 3) university transcripts, and 4) names/phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to: Dr. Rick Lindroth firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. of Entomology 237 Russell Labs 1630 Linden Drive Madison, WI, U.S.A. 53706 Phone: 608-263-6277