The DendroLab at the University of Nevada, Reno (USA) has an immediate opening for a Research Technician. This position is mainly responsible for wood anatomy and xylogenesis measurements, from taking microcores in the field to preparing them in the laboratory, from analyzing microscope slides using task-specific image analysis software to summarizing the measurements using a spreadsheet and/or numerical processing packages. The position complements existing research activities and will contribute to ongoing research projects as well as to potential future ones that are currently pending. This grant-funded position will also contribute to the training of graduate students, either in the DendroLab or in other research units that focus on tree growth and its response to environmental change.
Required Qualifications: BA/BS in related field + 2 years of experience; MA/MS in related field + 1 year of experience; PhD in a related field. Related fields include, but are not limited to, Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resources, Rangeland Science, Environmental Engineering. Experience is required in using field and laboratory tools for wood anatomy and xylogenesis measurements.
Additional requirements: ability and willingness to perform fieldwork in remote mountain areas; flexibility and capacity to adapt to various working schedules and arrangements.
Posting is open until filled.