Research Technician – Coastal Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry

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

The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry (lumcon.edu/broberts and
robertsresearchlab.weebly.com) at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking
multiple research technicians to join our interdisciplinary research team. We are looking for highly
motivated, enthusiastic, and organized individuals to participate in field and laboratory work in wetland,
estuarine, and coastal marine ecosystems. Current projects include a large scale marsh mesocosm oiling
experiment (https://robertsresearchlab.weebly.com/mesocosms.html) and studies of the relationship of
human disturbance to ecosystem services (focus on sediment biogeochemistry and primary production) in
offshore sand shoal habitats (https://robertsresearchlab.weebly.com/ship-shoal.html); coastal wetland
carbon exchanges (CH4 and CO2 fluxes) and vegetation dynamics; wetland food webs in natural and created
marshes influenced by river diversions; living shoreline restorations; and wetland and coastal estuarine
biogeochemistry. The research technicians will support the field and laboratory analytical activities
associated with these projects. The ideal candidates excel in both independent and collaborative settings.
The ability to work in a group setting is essential, as the technicians will work collaboratively with PIs, post
docs, graduate and undergraduate students, and other research technicians on the various projects.


The candidate must have a B.S. in ecology, biogeochemistry, marine science, wetland
science or a related field. Familiarity with wetland and/or boat-based field sampling is desired. Experience
with field and laboratory analytical instrumentation including gas flux analyzers, nutrient autoanalyzers,
TOC/TN analyzers, elemental analyzers, and/or gas chromatographs are desired. The candidate will be
expected to participate in fieldwork that may require physical effort to transport equipment in field sites
that are accessible only by small boats and/or work offshore. The position requires high organizational and
communication skills as well as significant database management capabilities.

Duration and Start Date:

The positions are available immediately and the initial appointments are for a
period of 1 year with possible additional support dependent upon funding and satisfactory performance.


The position will be based at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) Marine
Center in Cocodrie, LA (visit http://www.lumcon.edu for information on the facility).

To Apply:

Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the name, address, phone, and email contact for at
least three individuals qualified to comment on scientific and work qualifications to Dr. Brian Roberts
(broberts@lumcon.edu) with “Coastal Ecology and Biogeochemistry Technician position” in the subject line.
For questions or more information contact Dr. Roberts by email or phone (985-851-2821).


Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
LUMCON offers state benefits and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that actively seeks
diversity among its employees.

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

LUMCON is an AA/EO employer.

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