[Coral-List] Marine Ecology Research Technician (2 positions available)

Fieseler, Clare cmf29 at live.unc.edu
Mon Mar 25 12:02:15 EDT 2013

Marine Ecology Research Technician (2 positions available)

UNC Chapel Hill's Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, NC

Description of Work:
We seek two research technicians for a fisheries habitat research project investigating the invertebrate communities of restored and natural oyster reefs. The project investigates saline micro-environments in the estuary and their influence on oyster reef communities during fresh-water disturbances. Technician duties include field surveys, fauna identification, cellular biomarker assays, and the management of large data sets. Year-round fieldwork will be conducted in North Carolina estuaries using oyster coring methods, environmental monitoring, and field experimentation. Lab work will require significant knowledge of invertebrate morphologies and cellular diagnostic testing. Data management will involve data entry, image editing, database version control, and data mining of historical databases. This position will be based at UNC-CH Institute of Marine Sciences, 3431 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557.

Education and Experience:
Applicants must have experience with marine invertebrate communities, specifically identifying species and/or conducting experiments. Boat experience is mandatory. 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 resource management or ecology career.. Familiarity with ArcGIS and R is required, proficiency with statistical and spatial analysis preferred.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:
This work will require the ability to move 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 work longer hours August through September as dictated by weather conditions or research interest.

Links to full job ad link:

https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/21924  (Temp position, not to exceed 12 months) Posting close date: 3/25/13

https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/21925  (Temp position, not to exceed 6 months) Posting close date: 4/1/13

Any questions, please email Clare Fieseler, cmf29 at live.unc.edu<mailto:cmf29 at live.unc.edu>. Please pass around to relevant job seekers. Thanks.

Clare Fieseler
PhD student in Ecology | UNC Chapel Hill
cmf29 at live.unc.edu<mailto:cmf29 at live.unc.edu> | 973.615.6335
advised by Bruno Lab<http://www.brunolab.net> | Fodrie Lab <http://www.unc.edu/ims/fodrie/>

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