We’re happy to announce a new job offer in the Brazilian-German Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) project. The open position is for a biological technician position. The position is for 6 months renewable for up to 2 years (starting in March 2024).
We are offering a biological technician position dealing with epiphytic plants and their role in CO2 and water cycling in the Amazonian rainforest. The successful candidate will install and maintain a microclimate measurement setup and conduct bioaerosol, CO2 and VOC gas exchange measurements. The technician will be based at INPA, Manaus, but will have frequent field stays at the ATTO site. He/she will interact with national and international groups involved in the ATTO project.
With unique facilities, centered around the 325-meter tower and two 80m towers about 150 km northeast of Manaus, ATTO provides an unprecedented platform to study the role of Amazon tropical forests in Earth system processes and climate. The towers are equipped with instruments to measure greenhouse gases and their isotopes, reactive trace gases, aerosols and clouds, as well as micrometeorological data to study forest energy and carbon balance. Additional projects investigate the processes that give rise to observed forest-atmosphere exchanges. Research within the ATTO project is divided into four major themes: 1. Regional greenhouse gas balance; 2. Physical climate: Energy, water, and winds; 3. Aerosols, clouds, and atmospheric processes; 4. Processes regulating land-air exchange. ATTO offers the opportunity to work in a unique, highly international scientific environment and offers the ability to interact with a range of interdisciplinary and international scientists.
We are looking for a candidate who is prepared to work in a self-contained manner and who is willing to learn new techniques and is a good and reliable team worker. Experience in field and lab work is desirable as well as climbing skills. A background in natural sciences is needed.
Comprehension of English is necessary, and Portuguese is desirable. ATTO offers the opportunity to work in a unique, highly international scientific environment and offers the ability to interact with a range of interdisciplinary and international scientists.
To apply to this job offer, please send applications with a letter of interest, CV and certificates to Bettina Weber at the University of Graz, Austria (firstname.lastname@example.org). This is also the contact for potential questions. The position will be open until filled.