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Field Ecologist I for the National Ecological Observatory Network

Jobs Available
Posted: 
04/19/2018
Expiration Date: 
05/31/2018

Battelle and its affiliate, Battelle Ecology, Inc. manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) project, which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology.

We are currently recruiting for Field Ecologist I - Aquatics - Oak Ridge, TN Domain.

The Field Ecologist I is a biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with the assistance of temporary field crews under the guidance of the Field Ecologist.

Limnology emphasis:

  • Monitor and sample aquatic sites for water quality, biological indicators, physical properties of site (e.g. gaging streams, geomorphic mapping, etc.), and leading field crews to perform the aforementioned items.
  • Test, troubleshoot and operate instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.
  • Inspect and maintain aquatic sensors, gear and equipment.
  • Assist the NEON Project Systems Engineering Product Team with instrument installation and testing (approximately the first 6 months).
  • Perform aquatic vegetation diversity and primary productivity measurements.
  • Sample for aquatic invertebrate and fish diversity and abundance.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline.
  • One (1) or more years’ of related experience.

To see the full job description and to apply go to:  http://www.neonscience.org/.

Must have permanent authorization for US employment. Battelle Ecology, Inc. will not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.

Employment is contingent on background screen, drug screen, motor vehicle records check and physical.

Must possess a current and valid State issued driver’s license with insurable Department of Motor vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by Battelle Ecology Inc.’s insurance provider.

This position offers competitive total rewards including 401(k), health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off and the opportunity to work at an organization with a great mission.

Battelle Ecology, Inc. provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle Ecology, Inc.