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Working for a National Research Laboratory
Kim Wickland
US Geological Survey

Working for a National Research Laboratory
- Kim shares with young researchers what its like to work in a nationally funded research lab and shares advice on securing this type of position for yourself and the importance of collaborations.

Presenter: Kim Wickland - US Geological Survey

Kim grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and completed a bachelors degree in Zoology from attended Miami University (Ohio) in 1992. Kim then secured a job with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Colorado as a laboratory technician in 1993. During 1995-1997 she attended University of Colorado-Boulder graduate school, and completed a masters degree in Environmental Biology/Biogeochemistry. Kim returned to graduate school in 2001, and completed a PhD in Geological Sciences at University of Colorado-Boulder in 2006 . Throughout her time as a graduate student, she continued to work at USGS, and has now been there for 16 years. As a Research Ecologist, Kim's research focuses on terrestrial-aquatic-atmospheric exchange of carbon in high latitude and high altitude systems.

This video is part of the International Polar Year (IPY) Early Career Research Symposium held in Victoria, BC, Canada from 4-8 December 2009. The event was a career development workshop that brought 100 international young Arctic and Antarctic researchers and mentors together for a series of career development training sessions to develop professional skills, work with senior mentors, and develop international and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Career Advice
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IPY Early Career Researcher Symposium 2009

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