[Coral-List] Marine ecology research technician

Avery Paxton abpaxton at live.unc.edu
Tue Feb 19 19:32:25 EST 2013

*Job Title:* Marine ecology research technician

*Department:* Institute of Marine Sciences

*Posting Position Category:* Marine hard bottom habitat research

*Hiring Range:* $10.61 / hr

*Proposed Start Date:* 7/1/2013

*Estimated Duration of Appointment*: This is a temporary position not to
exceed 24 months.

*Posting Open Date:* 2/19/2013

*Posting Close Date:* 3/11/2013

*Description of Work:* We seek a research technician for an applied marine
ecology study investigating fish and invertebrate community structure on
natural and artificial hard bottom. The two-year study will determine how
fish utilize low- and high- relief hard bottom as a function of
sedimentation dynamics and benthic community condition, especially in
relationship to offshore wind energy development. Technician duties include
field surveys and data management. Year-round field surveys will be
conducted in North Carolina coastal waters using SCUBA equipment and
scientific diving methodology. Data management will involve data entry,
video processing and analysis, photoquadrat image processing and analysis,
database management, and statistical analysis.   This position will be
based at UNC-CH Institute of Marine Sciences, 3431 Arendell St.,
MoreheadCity, NC  28557.

*Education and Experience*: SCUBA experience with minimum of 75 logged
dives and Rescue Diver certification. AAUS certification preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine science, ecology, or environmental
science preferred. Preference will be given to recent graduates with
long-term interest in obtaining experience that will prepare them for
success in graduate school and in a marine conservation ecology career.
Familiarity with statistical analysis using R or SAS and experience with
ArcGIS are a plus.

*Special Physical and Mental Requirements:  *This work will require the
ability to lift at least 50 lbs., to work in cold/hot, wet conditions, as
well as during some early-morning and late-night shifts.  Applicants must
be willing to conduct offshore diving fieldwork while operating off of
small boats and must hold a valid driver’s license.

*ARRA funded:* No

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*Special Instructions: * Please direct specific inquires to Avery Paxton
(project investigator), abpaxton at live.unc.edu.   The numerous marine
research facilities and institutions in the Carteret County area usually
allow opportunity for cost-efficient housing options.

*Temporary Employment Policies:* http://hr.unc.edu

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*Required Documents:*

1.     Resume/ Curriculum Vitae

2.     Cover Letter

3.     List of References (minimum of three references, at least one of
which can testify to dive experience)

Interested candidates must click on the following direct link URL from any
internet browser to apply for the position:  http://unc.peopleadmin

The University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women
and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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