Field / Lab Technician Needed for Studies of eelgrass genetic diversity ~ Bioblogia.net

21 de julio de 2012

Field / Lab Technician Needed for Studies of eelgrass genetic diversity


We are searching for a technician to join an interdisciplinary project
on effects of genetic diversity on eelgrass ecosystem functioning at
the UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab. The position will assist PIs and a
graduate student with measuring nutrient uptake, assessing interclonal
competition, and other biochemical measurements in the lab and help
plant and maintain various experiments in outdoor tanks and in the
field.  Early morning and late night work will be needed periodically
to accommodate field and lab schedules. General experience with field and
laboratory ecological research required. Must also have good work ethic,
organizational skills, general computer skills (excel, word), and an
interest in ecology or marine biology. Experience / skill in any of the
following specific areas is desirable (though not
absolutely required):  nutrient analysis (nitrate, ammonium), basic
mechanical skills (e.g., pumps, simple plumbing), scientific diving,
marine ecology, analytical instruments (autoanalyzer, elemental
analyzer). B.A. / B.S in biology, ecology, marine science or a related field
required.

Position will be located at the Bodega Marine Lab in Bodega Bay, CA in
the labs of Jay Stachowicz and Susan Williams.  Questions about the
position should be directed to Jessica Abbott at
jmabbott@ucdavis.edu.  For information about the marine lab see:
http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu
.  For information about research in the Stachowicz and Williams lab
see their websites: http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/stachowicz/ and
http://bml.ucdavis.edu/research/faculty/susan-williams/
. The full time position is available starting in August 2012 and for
up to 2 years.  Salary approximately $34,000 per year and includes
health benefits.

To apply, send the following material to Jessica Abbott at
jmabbott@ucdavis.edu
:
(1) Cover letter that outlines interests, previous research
experience, any relevant skills, career goals, and earliest possible
start date;  (2) Unofficial copy of college transcript or list or
relevant coursework with grades earned; (3) Resume or curriculum vitae
and (4) the names, email address and phone number of 2 references.
Applications must be received by August 5 to receive full
consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

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