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

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Position description:  

The River Basin Center and the Wenger Lab 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 as well as the potential for other aquatic ecology projects. 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 June 5 through approximately January 10,  2022. Exact dates can be negotiated. 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. 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 The job  posting number is G/R12393P. A resume/CV and cover letter are required.