Summer Research Assistants - Envi Analysis Lab at Williams College

Are you interested in learning more about how we study local and regional
climate, nutrients and pollutants in and around Hopkins Memorial Forest?
2 positions, 10 weeks, beginning after spring semester
Responsibilities : Students will do research involving both the Environmental
Analysis lab on campus and the weather stations and stream gaging equipment
in Hopkins Memorial Forest and surrounding areas. They will train on and master
the analytical chemistry techniques needed to provide data for the long-term
environmental research hydro-geochemical databases the lab is responsible for.
In addition to the regular field and lab research duties, they will spend about half
of the summer working on a to be determined, independent research project and
produce a poster illustrating the results.
Qualifications : Laboratory skills are preferred and previous field experience a
plus. Experience with Excel and other spreadsheet and graphics software would
be valuable. Preference will be given to Williams College students who are
self-motivated, reliable, and work well independently with minimal supervision.
Please note: These summer, in-person research positions have
not yet been approved by the College due to COVID-19. There is
no guarantee that these positions will be available for hire as
advertised, and may ultimately be transformed into a remote
setting. If this happens the research would then encompass
literature investigations and written reports with no analytical
laboratory component.
For additional information about the position, contact Lab Supervisor Jay Racela
(597-2380, [email protected] ) MSL 236, or HMF Manager Drew Jones
(597-4353, [email protected] ). Application deadline: March 30 (Positions
will be filled on a rolling basis).
Application available at: