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Job Opportunities with the NEON Project

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The National Ecological Observatory Network, operated by Battelle, hires hundreds of temporary field technicians every year. NEON field sites are located in 24 states across the U.S. plus Puerto Rico; and the sites are located in some of the nation’s most pristine and wild areas. These opportunities are perfect for up-and-coming scientists who want valuable fieldwork experience collecting data for a continental-scale ecology project.

NEON also hires full-time positions periodically at our field offices and at NEON project headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

Current NEON Jobs 

Job Title Requisition ID City State Posted on:
Field Ecologist I - Instrumentation - NEON Program -D18/19- Alaska 67678 Fairbanks AK 9/5/2019
ServiceNow Developer 67717 Boulder CO 9/16/2019
Material Handler I 67696 Boulder CO 9/16/2019
Product Planner III 67860 Boulder CO 10/11/2019
Full-time Lead Field Technician - Botany - NEON Program - D17 - California 67886 Fresno CA 10/21/2019
Temporary Field Technician - NEON Program- D7- Tennessee 67661 Oak Ridge TN 10/23/2019
Temporary Field Technician - NEON Program- D14- Arizona 67654 Tucson AZ 10/23/2019
Temporary Field Technician - NEON Program- D17- California 67670 Fresno CA 10/23/2019
IT Helpdesk Technician 67871 Boulder CO 10/23/2019
Temporary Field Technician - NEON Program- D15- Utah 67656 South Salt Lake City UT 10/23/2019
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About NEON

 The National Science Foundation's National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale observation facility operated by Battelle and designed to collect long-term open access ecological data to better understand how U.S. ecosystems are changing. The comprehensive data, spatial extent and remote sensing technology provided by NEON will enable a large and diverse user community to tackle new questions at scales not accessible to previous generations of ecologists.

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We are looking for temporary field technicians

Each year, NEON hires hundreds of temporary field technicians to assist our full-time field operations staff with observational sampling. NEON field sites are located in 24 states across the U.S. plus Puerto Rico; and the sites are located in some of the nation’s most pristine and wild areas. These opportunities are perfect for up-and-coming scientists who want valuable fieldwork experience collecting data for a continental-scale ecology project.

Benefits of becoming a temporary field technician

  • Get complete training of protocols and procedures

  • Gain experience doing field observations, sample collection and lab work using a wide variety of field ecology protocols to help you hone your science career interests

  • Live and work in some of the most beautiful places in the nation

  • Work alongside other early career ecologists/scientists; get great networking opportunities for your future

  • Learning this work can provide a stepping stone into other NEON career opportunities

  • Make a difference! The data you collect will be used by researchers, policy makers, etc. to better understand how our nation’s ecosystems function and change over time

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