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Friday, December 16, 2011

ADEC College Intern, Grad school opportunities in HI

The Juneau office of the ADEC Contaminated Sites Program is recruiting for a College Intern III.   This is a fabulous opportunity for a student interested in public service in the environmental arena to learn about how contaminated sites throughout the state of Alaska are managed.   The Juneau staff are eager to mentor and share their knowledge with an enthusiastic student.  Come join our team!

 Recruitment for this position closes on December 27 at 5pm.    We are inviting undergraduate students who are Alaska residents to apply.  

 Details about this internship can be found here:  Contaminated Sites College Intern III   Or go to Workplace Alaska (http://notes4.state.ak.us) and click on “View Internships” under Featured Jobs.

 Thank you very much,

 Sally

 Sally Schlichting

Environmental Program Manager

ADEC Contaminated Sites Program

410 Willoughby Avenue, Suite 303

Juneau, Alaska  99811-1800

Phone: 907-465-5076

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Aloha,

Dr. Jim Beets and I are seeking highly-motivated graduate students to work with us on two projects starting in September 2012.  Please see the project and job descriptions below.  If you are interested or have additional questions, please email me (colberts@hawaii.edu) and Dr. Beets (beets@hawaii.edu) describing your background.

Thanks,
Steve Colbert


MS Opportunity: Nutrient Flow Through Coral Reef Food Webs

Project Description: The objective of the project is to connect the cycling of nutrients in coral reef/coastal substrate framework to the transfer of nutrients/energy to higher trophic levels.  Exchange between sediments and primary producers will be studied using benthic flux chambers that will be deployed along the Kona coast of Hawai'i.  Secondary production and potentially trophic relationships will be investigated. The results are expected to increase our understanding of the resilience of coral reefs to environmental changes.

Job description: Candidates will assist with various duties to support the research effort on a large NSF-EPSCoR funded research project. The duties include, but are not limited to: 1) conducting field experiments/assays, 2) collecting water and biotic samples at Kiholo Bay and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, 3) assisting in the maintenance of water quality buoys and other field endeavors, 4) analyzing samples from monitoring and experiments, 5) ordering basic materials, 6) assist with training of students (primarily undergraduate) for compliance of basic safety and field/laboratory scientific methods/procedures, 7) library research regarding scientific projects, 8) entering, summarizing and analyzing scientific data, 9) report and manuscript writing, and 10) perform other duties as assigned.

Desired qualifications:
Position 1: (Dr. Colbert)
Interested students should have a strong background in science, preferably biogeochemistry or environmental science. Student should have a proven record of scientific writing. Student should have quantitative skills and experience with laboratory research.  Experience in biogeochemical field studies is desired.  SCUBA certification (preferably UH scientific diver certification) is desired (or must be completed during the first year); experience with marine sampling; experience with small boat operation.

Position 2: (Dr. Beets)
Interested students should have a strong background in science, including ecology and marine science.   Student should have a proven record of scientific writing.    Student should have quantitative skills and experience with field and laboratory research.  Experience in ecological field studies is desired.  SCUBA certification (preferably UH scientific diver certification) is desired (or must be completed during the first year); experience with marine sampling; experience with small boat operation.
Start date: September 2012

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Steven Colbert
Marine Science Department
 University of Hawai'i at Hilo
  200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720
    office: (808) 933-3905     fax: (808) 933-0861
     
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~colberts

 

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