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Field and laboratory technician, River Basin Center, University of Georgia

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Position description:

The Wenger Lab and the River Basin Center at the University of Georgia are seeking motivated and enthusiastic applicants for a temporary field, laboratory and office technician position. Field work involves participating as a crew member conducting fish surveys in the upper Coosa, Chattahoochee and Oconee Basins, installing and maintaining water quality sensors, collecting water samples and helping with other studies. Field research may require overnight travel for up to five days at a time (transportation is provided departing from UGA). Some work may be in remote locations under adverse conditions, and work is physically challenging; successful applicants must be reasonably fit. Laboratory research involves fish sorting and identification, aquatic invertebrate sorting and identification, and water quality analyses. Office research includes data entry, literature reviews, and online research. The field technician will work directly under Research Coordinator Phillip Bumpers, and interact with faculty, staff and students. This position runs from approximately March 1 through October 1. Exact dates can be negotiated, and an extension or transition to a permanent position may be possible. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Ecology, Fisheries, or related field. A valid driver's license is required. Previous experience in various aquatic ecology field and lab methods (e.g., fish surveys, invertebrate sorting, water sample collection, weighing) is a plus. Applicants should have excellent problem solving, time management, organization and communications skills. Proficiency with software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is required, and experience with R is preferred.

Location: This position is based at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Field work will be based primarily in Athens and North Georgia.

To apply and for complete details go to : . The job posting number is G/R00008P.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.