This is a one-year position to assist with Lake Erie fisheries ecology research. The position will involve field data collection from a large vessel, laboratory work, and data entry and processing. We are seeking an individual who can work full time - 40 hours per week, with occasional overtime to complete fieldwork. The pay is $16.66 per hour for candidates who meet the qualifications below. The successful candidate will conduct work as a sole proprietor under a USGS student services contract; therefore, no benefits are offered and healthcare and tax withholdings are the responsibility of the contractor. A start date of September 1st, 2017, or sooner is preferred, but negotiable. The position will be based in Sandusky, Ohio at the Great Lakes Science Center’s Lake Erie Biological Station. The position may be extended for a second year, subject to availability of funds.
Qualified applicants must be either currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program at an accredited college or university or have graduated within the past 12 months. A degree in a fisheries science or aquatic ecology related program is preferred. Desired skills and experiences include using a dissecting microscope and taxonomic keys, a familiarity with Great Lakes organisms and issues, a keen sense for attention to detail, and a desire to learn. The incumbent should also show motivation and compatibility with their supervisors/co-workers. Qualified applicants must have a valid driver’s license and current passport. Extended travel up to 14 days will be required for field work. Work related travel expenses will be reimbursed according to USGS and Great Lakes Science Center policies. The contractor will be expected to perform crewmember duties aboard USGS large vessels, and must pass a medical evaluation and be enrolled in a random drug testing program (costs for the medical evaluation and drug testing program will be covered by Great Lakes Science Center).
How to apply:
Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position, 2) a resume that includes contact information for three references, and 3) proof of enrollment as a student within the past 12 months (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application). Submit applications to email@example.com. Application reviews will begin immediately.