Student Opportunity Announcements

summer undergraduate, arctic biogeochemistry

We are seeking an undergraduate student to fill a summer research assistant position focused on arctic biogeochemistry. The research project addresses coupled hydrology and nutrient cycling of arctic hillslopes and is based out of the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. Primary duties will include collecting and processing water samples; assisting with experiments measuring nutrient uptake; maintaining equipment for automated collection of water samples, stream discharge, and chemistry; data entry; and laboratory work. The student will join a collaborative team that includes hydrologists and biogeochemists, and will be expected to work closely with graduate students and PIs in the field.

This position will include a combination of field and laboratory work. The student must be enthusiastic and able to work under adverse field conditions, including rain, snow, and mosquitoes. The field work involves off-trail hiking up to 2 km carrying a pack. Strong communication skills are required. Ideal timing of the position is late-May to mid-Aug. Preferred qualifications include experience with ecological research, including field and laboratory components, and demonstrated interest in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, or high-latitude ecosystems. Prospective students may apply online at: and should contact Dr. Tamara Harms ( stating interest and briefly describing qualifications and experience. Applicant review will begin March 24 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.