The Berkeley Biometeorology Lab is seeking a
Development Technician III supports the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW): Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Program. This multi-phase project, titled Sherman Island Wetland Restoration Project is a collaboration between the Reclamation District No. 341, the Department of Water Resources (DWR), the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), and Ducks Unlimited (DU). This project will provide necessary data and models to help develop projects Delta-wide and further the goals of AB 32 (California carbon credit market). The Development Technician will join a group of researchers, students and existing technician, and will be involved in setting up and maintaining three CO2, CH4 eddy covariance towers.
The position is based at UC Berkeley, but requires weekly trips to field sites an hour away in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
The Development Technician plays a critical function to the success of California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW): Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Program. The Development Technician will install and maintain three eddy covariance sites.
Key responsiblities include
Will be involved in setting up and maintaining three CO2, CH4 eddy covariance towers in the field.
Daily duties will include field maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, data collection, and data management of covariance data.
Assist with data communications and the development and testing of new sensors and methods.
5. Knowledge and Skills (typically required of the position)
Familiarity with solar power, meteorological sensors, gas analyzers, data loggers and programing languages is essential.
A combination of skills from different disciplines, crafts or trades for the development and fabrication of scientific equipment.
Familiarity with or experience in an academic research environment.
Flexible schedule and ability to work efficiently.
Ability to work on multiple assignments, set priorities, reprioritize as necessary, and take initiative in defining and executing tasks.
Operation and repair of scientific equipment in a laboratory or in the field.
Ability to program dataloggers and process data with scripted language, like Matlab, Python or R. or similar software.
B.A. or B.S. in engineering, physics, or environmental science or related field or experience preferred.
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