Limnology field and lab technician

Position Information

Job Duties

Conducting field research:
This position requires the applicant to conduct field
sampling/research from water bodies via a canoe or
motor boat. Employee will be responsible for collecting
and processing water samples, operating water
monitoring equipment, driving to monitor sites, etc. As
this is outdoor summer work, employee will be exposed
to heat, rain, etc. Field days can be 12-16 hours long, but
hours will not exceed 40 a week.
Water chemistry analysis:
Employee will be responsible for conducting analyses on
water quality samples. Previous chemistry lab experience
is required. Analyses include colorimetric measurement
of nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), fluorometric
measurements of phytoplankton biomass, etc. Good
laboratory hygiene is required.

Required Skills

Some heavy lifting (~40lbs)
• Valid drivers license
• Previous laboratory experience (preferably chemistry)
• Currently have, or pursuing, a science degree
• Experience with software such as Microsoft Excel, Word,
Access, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

Other Comments

A letter of application that includes a statement of
professional goals after graduation and indicates the areas
of research in which the applicant is most interested.
• A curriculum vitae or resume, and unofficial transcript
• To apply email application materials to:
• Fatima Laraib
• Indicate position title in subject line

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