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Grant Specialist position for Stream Ecology Research

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Grant Specialist position for Stream Ecology Research, Texas State University

One full-time (40-hour/wk) position is available in the Schwalb Stream Ecology Lab at Texas State University ( Primary purpose is to assist with field and lab work for various ecological studies and sampling of native and invasive mussels and macroinvertebrates, as well as assisting in zebra mussel monitoring including dive surveys. Job duties also include drafting reports in collaboration with others, and assisting in outreach activities.

A B.S. or M.S. degree in Biology or other science field is required at the time of employment. Applicants should address how they meet the required qualifications: Experience with scuba diving; comfortable working for long hours in the field, ability to operate large 4WD vehicles, ability to carry equipment in the field. experience using MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ability to work alone with minimal supervision after training for the job. able to work well as a member of a large research team. ability to obtain a Texas boating license within first month of employment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience sampling in rivers and lakes; experience handling kayaks, motorboats; experience with sampling and identifying unionid freshwater mussels; experience with GIS; familiar with basic statistical analyses; excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent time management skills.

Please apply here: with a cover letter describing how the required and preferred qualifications are met, a resume, and contact information for 3 references. The position is open until filled, review of applications will begin March 3, 2023.

The position is part of a collaborative project between TX State University and the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center. Our collaborative group at Texas State University, a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, wants to contribute to an increase in diversity (visible and invisible) in aquatic sciences and we are especially interested in applicants who share our commitment to equity and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. We seek and encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.