1) Field/Lab Technician

  • Full-time, temporary positions through November 2017. Responsibilities include sampling of soil, water, gas, and plants; preparation of samples for laboratory analysis; sample archiving; data entry; laboratory and field maintenance.
  • Qualified applicants will be interested in agro-ecology with background in biology, botany, forestry or other related field. Must be efficient, detail oriented, and motivated to work outdoors, regardless of weather.
  • Send resume, cover letter and three references via e-mail to Stacey VanderWulp,

2) The KBS LTER has two Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions open for the summer of 2017. See below for project details and instructions on how to apply.

a) What happens to carbon that moves between stream and groundwater ecosystems?

  • Mentors: Joe Lee-Cullin (PhD Candidate, Michigan State University) and Dr. Jay Zarnetske (Assistant Professor, Michigan State University).
  • All application materials must be submitted to and by March 10, 2017.

b) Investigating the potential for bioenergy crops to fix their own nitrogen

  • Mentors: Jeff Norman (Postdoctoral Researcher – Michigan State University) and Dr. Maren L. Friesen (Assistant Professor – Michigan State University)
  • Apply to Apply by March 1 for full consideration, applicants will be accepted through March 15th, 2017.

Thinking about applying? Check out these blog posts from our former REUs!