Research Associate position (nematology)

Andy Parsons andy at nrel.colostate.edu
Wed May 6 09:13:28 EST 1998


The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) has a full-time position
available as a research associate in the Soil Nematode Ecology
Laboratory (http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/soil). Research projects are
focused on elucidating the function of nematode biodiversity in managed
and unmanaged systems (for example, Antarctic dry valleys, Shortgrass
Steppe Long Term Ecological Research site, and agricultural systems in

Duties and Responsibilities. Designing procedures for field sampling of
different nematode species, identification and enumeration of
microscopic soil and plant nematodes, extracting nematodes by the
appropriate techniques, analyzing chemical and physical properties of
soils, using image analysis for characterization of species, and
establishing and maintaining nematode cultures. Laboratory management:
scheduling tasks, maintaining and inventorying equipment, developing and
writing up operating procedures, responsibility for lab safety and
cleanliness, supervision of student workers. Perform fieldwork, field
experiments and participate in special projects as needed. Must be able
to work as a team member.

Minimum Qualifications. B.S. degree in natural or agricultural science.
Solid field experience necessary. Demonstrated knowledge of soil field
data collection and survey techniques. Experience with
microbiological-type sterile techniques, handling chemicals, and
microscope proficiency. Data entry and computing proficiency.

Desired. Two years research experience in a laboratory environment.
Familiarity with Macintosh computers and software, especially Excel and

Salary. $20,000/12 months. Closing date for applications June 12, 1998.

Position dependent on funding. Starting date August 1, 1998.

To apply. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and
phone numbers of three references to Andy Parsons, NREL, Colorado State
University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1499.

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Andy Parsons, NREL, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
                Tel +1 970 491 1098 | Fax +1 970 491 1965
              andy at NREL.ColoState.EDU | aparsons at lternet.edu

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