Friday, April 29, 2016

PAID -- Undergraduate Assistant - apply by 5/7

UMD Pedology (Soils) Lab


The UMD Pedology Lab is looking to fill an undergraduate position starting ASAP and continuing through the end of July, with the possibility of continuing thereafter. Hours would vary, with full time work expected during the peak of field sampling in May and July. Job duties would be a mix of lab work and field work. 
  • Lab activities would include but not be limited to running particle size analyses, prepping soils for carbon analyses and X-ray fluorescence, and preparing IRIS tubes for redox studies. 
  • Field work would consist of working on our research boat the R/V Wassent on the Rhode River, helping to collect and describe core samples of subaqueous soil/estuarine sediments. You will obtain experience operating a vibracorer and several types of soil augers. 
No extensive background experience is required, this is a good opportunity to develop both lab and field skills while getting paid.  In addition, it may be possible to obtain course credit for activities relating to this position. This is handled on a case-by-case basis and should be discussed up-front if you are interested.

If you are interested in the position, please send a resume to bwessel@umd.edu by 5/7.