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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 16, 2019
The Silver Lab's research seeks to determine the biogeochemical effects of climate change and human impacts on the environment, and the potential for mitigating these effects. Our current research program has three primary foci: (1) the impacts of deforestation, reforestation, grazing, and other land-use practices on carbon losses, carbon sequestration, and biogeochemical cycling, (2) retention and loss of carbon and nitrogen under variable redox conditions and (3) the impacts of water and agricultural management on greenhouse gas emissions.
Assist in collecting soil and water samples; collect and label soil, plant material, and trace gases in the field.
Assist graduate students and postdocs with sample processing in the lab.
Collect and store data as directed.
Able to operate basic field equipment.
Able to perform routine, repetitive functions while maintaining attention to detail.
Able to follow direction and complete tasks with limited supervision.
Able to communicate information in writing and verbally and to keep accurate records of work.
Prior fieldwork experience with soil, plant and gas collection.
Experience collecting and processing samples.
Graduation from college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one year of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.