The Kling Laboratory at the University of Michigan seeks applicants to assist in ecological research at the Toolik Lake Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site this summer. Applicants are sought for both paid
research assistant positions (RA) and paid educational fellowships through the NSF Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) program. The field site is located in the foothills of the Brooks Range in northern Alaska. Fieldwork will run from 5 June through 25 August 2009. For further information about the LTER site, please go to: or

The positions offer an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in ecology and meet outstanding research scientists from around the world. Applicants to both the REU and RA positions will work closely with a group of scientists on projects from microbial ecology to the linkage of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems via the movement of carbon and nitrogen. The broad goals of the projects are to understand the dynamics of ecosystem function in soils, streams, and lakes, and how tundra ecosystems will respond to climate change.

The RA positions involve a variety of field sampling, laboratory analysis of nutrients, computer data entry, and involve working in small to medium sized research groups. The REU positions are similar, but
students do an individual research project. The REU positions are for second and third year undergraduates only, and applicants must be U.S. citizens. The RA positions are open to both U.S. and international applicants. Experience in ecology, chemistry, and microbiology is desirable.

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, names and contact information for references, and a one-page description of your background, including courses, field experience, and goals, to:
George Kling
Fax: 734-763-0544

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 15 March 2009.