The River Basin Center and Wenger and Capps Labs at the University of Georgia are seeking motivated and enthusiastic applicants for a temporary field, laboratory and office technician position. The technician will be involved with a variety of projects that focus on freshwater fish conservation and ecology in the Upper Coosa River basin and investigating the impacts of wastewater infrastructure on aquatic ecosystems. The technician will interact with multiple principal investigators, research professionals, and graduate students.
Field work involves participating as a crew member conducting fish surveys in the upper Coosa Basin, 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, water quality analyses, and other standard aquatic ecology techniques. Office research includes data entry, literature reviews, and online research. This position runs from approximately March 29 through early November 2021. 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. The ability to read and write Spanish will be beneficial but certainly not required for this position. We actively encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly those historically underrepresented to apply. This position is ideal for candidates considering a career in aquatic ecology and aspirations of attending graduate school in a similar field.
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 https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/187155. The job posting number is G/R11554P. A resume/CV and cover letter are required.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.