Estudia los movimientos y la alimentación de la biodiversidad marina en el Atlántico norte ~

2 de septiembre de 2022

Estudia los movimientos y la alimentación de la biodiversidad marina en el Atlántico norte

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Senior Research Technician and Lab Manager

Long Classification Title Research Laboratory Supervisor
Campus Location Durham
Department UNH COLSA PI Nathan Furey

Summary of Position

The Senior Research Technician and Lab Manager work within the Fish and Movement Ecology (FME) Lab, led by Dr. Nathan Furey. This position will provide field and logistical support across lab projects, including coastal, estuarine, and freshwater ecology projects. Field support includes driving small vessels and using a variety of fisheries gear types and collecting environmental samples and data. The lab manager will also assist in lab logistics, including the use of the university purchasing system, the development of the written field and lab protocols, assisting in permit applications, and written reporting. The individual will work closely with all members of the FME Lab and their collaborators, including faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers.

This position will support all of the FME Lab’s activities, but will focus on three projects: 1) marine biodiversity monitoring in coastal NH and ME waters, focusing on Atlantic cod and common terns, 2) movements and feeding of Arctic charr in Maine, and 3) interannual survival of rainbow smelt in Great Bay, New Hampshire. The position will require occasional and seasonal travel to field sites and collaborating institutes.

Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3-5 years 

Additional Job Information

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.
Posting Number PS3483FY22
Other minimum qualifications Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine science, or related field.
Demonstrated interest in fish and movement ecology, with experience in telemetry, diet, or eDNA methods (field and/or lab) a plus.
Desire and willingness to work with other team members, including postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
Experience with operating small boats, preferably in field research settings and in estuarine and coastal waters, or working on larger vessels deploying fisheries and oceanographic equipment.
Comfortable with data entry (Microsoft Excel).
Experience conducting fieldwork under harsh conditions (poor weather, ability to lift 50 pounds, camping, and living on-site). Physical capability and comfort conducting fieldwork in freshwater (streams, rivers, and lakes), estuarine, and coastal systems.
Experience with fisheries or fishing gear and basic knowledge of fish biology or fisheries science.
Attention to detail and organizational skills, including competence with completing electronic paperwork and forms.
Additional Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in a closely related field
Processing otoliths (extraction, sectioning, mounting, and/or reading)
AAUS scientific diving should be noted in the application.
Not all of these skills and experiences are expected of applicants, but rather demonstrate the breadth of potential activities.

Salary Information
Minimum $43,710 per year, dependent upon experience. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00
Grade 16
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.
Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

Job Duties

Lead or assist in fieldwork projects in streams, rivers, estuaries, and coastal environments, including training of students and technicians.

Manage logistics of field and other research activities.


Conduct and coordinate laboratory research, including training of students and technicians.

Perform general research lab management activities.

Required Documents 

Cover Letter 

Optional Documents (3) 

Professional References 

Contact Info

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