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Post Bachelors RA - Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment-Tropics


Job Description

Job ID: 308204
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

The successful applicant will support the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment-Tropics ( through advanced technical work aimed at understanding the carbon-water balance of tropical ecosystems in response to a changing environment. The job has a large field work component, including field sampling in locations such as the Amazon, Panama, Puerto Rico, and tropical Australia. The applicant will take a large role in collecting, processing, and analyzing physiological data (eg. hydraulic and carbon-based traits of trees) at these sites, including a significant laboratory component. The position is based in Richland, Washington at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 required.

Preferred Qualifications

Required qualifications include a BSc degree, experience conducting field and lab work in ecology, plant physiology, or related disciplines. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is required. Prior experience with measuring photosynthesis, sapflow, leaf water potential, and other physiological process measurements is preferred, as is prior experience with manuscript preparation.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308204
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change
Group: Earth Systems Analysis & Modeling