The National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. (NEON) is hiring an assistant director for scientific research collections.  This position will be responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing the archiving and analysis of samples (biological, physical and chemical), tissues, and specimens collected as part of the field-based research of the NEON Observatory.  This person will actively collaborate with NEON scientists to determine, document, and establish archiving and analytical needs and spearhead outsourcing of archiving and analyses to existing facilities.

NEON is a $430 million dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology.  For the next three decades NEON will collect a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems.

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