College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology

Employment Opportunities

Research Technician for University of Maryland - USDA BARC Anaerobic Digestion Research

Position Summary: The Waste to Energy and Water Quality Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Lansing in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology is looking to hire a full-time Research Technician for a joint anaerobic digestion research project between the University of Maryland and USDA's Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). The technician will work with directly with USDA research scientists to analyze waste materials (dairy manure and poultry manure) for nutrients, solids, and other analytics in the USDA laboratory. The technician will also work in the field loading and testing pilot-scale anaerobic digestion systems. The technician must be confident working with laboratory equipment, comfortable handling wastewater/manure samples, and have a valid driver's license. Previous lab experience is required, with demonstrated work ethic, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn.

Qualifications: The applicant should have earned at least a B.S. in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Microbiology, or other relevant field.

Pay: Pay rate will start at $19.62/hour, and could increase based on experience. There are no benefits, as this is a 6-month contract position, with a possible extension for another 6 months.

The applicant should include an updated resume, cover letter detailing laboratory experience and any other pertinent experience, unofficial transcript, and a list of references. Applicants should apply online at by December 5th. The Posting Number is X0004442, and the Position Number is 11201528. Click here to see the listing for the position.

Questions should be emailed to Dr. Stephanie Lansing.

Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Graduate studentship in modelling of invasiveness potential of introduced species

The potential of an introduced species to become invasive in different ecological environments and in response to climate change will be evaluated and modelled. The results of this work will inform importation and quarantine recommendations of exotic species for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and ecological restoration projects. This project is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Please contact Wendy Ann Peer for more details and enquiries.

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