The Tropical Responses to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE; forestwarming.org) is seeking a full-time Technician to assist the Principle Investigators in coordinating and maintaining a climate change experiment taking place in the Luquillo Experimental Forest in eastern Puerto Rico. TRACE is an in-situ field warming experiment that aims to study the effects of climate change on tropical forests, particularly effects on carbon and nutrient cycling.
We seek a dynamic, resourceful, and highly organized individual with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Ecology, Earth, Environmental Science or related field. Required experience and skills include: 1) experience operating and maintaining laboratory and/or field instrumentation (e.g., dataloggers, environmental sensors, infrared gas analyzers); 2) excellent written and verbal communication skills in English to communicate with scientists and support staff; 3) excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to supervise interns, students, and volunteers, and to coordinate day-to-day research activities for TRACE; 4) experience with fieldwork as well as the ability and willingness to conduct physically demanding work under climatically challenging conditions; and 5) a valid driver’s license. Other highly valued skills include: fluency in Spanish, experience managing large data sets, project and budget management, website design, and experience working in tropical countries.
This is a full-time, contractual position, based at the Sabana Field Research Station in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. Interested applicants should send an email to Aura M. Alonso-Rodríguez (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following, compiled in a single PDF document: a letter of intent including a statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, copy of university transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please also include “TRACE Technician position” in the email subject line. Review of applications will begin in April 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is May 7th, 2018.