Wetland Carbon Exchanges Research Assistant

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled

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The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organized individual to coordinate vegetation and methane and carbon dioxide flux sampling at marsh sites in coastal Louisiana as well as at NERR sites along the Gulf Coast. The individual will join an interdisciplinary research team of scientists from LUMCON, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Silvestrum Climate Associates, Notre Dame, Cal State University-Hayward, and USGS as part of a NASA Climate Monitoring System project aimed at monitoring and forecasting coastal wetland carbon exchanges at regional to national scales.

The candidate will be responsible for coordinating the Roberts lab activities in the project which focus on monthly sampling of CO2 and CH4 fluxes, vegetation dynamics, and site characteristics at three LUMCON area marsh sites studied since 2013 and coordinating less frequent sampling at NERR sites along the US Gulf Coast. Additional information about the project can be found below.


The position will be based at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA. The field sites are located along the Louisiana coast between LUMCON and the Mississippi River.


Interested candidates should email a C.V. and brief statement of interest with the subject “Wetland Carbon Exchanges Project Research Assistant” to broberts@lumcon.edu.

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

LUMCON is an AA/EO employer.

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