Biological Science Technician-California

Agency
USGS
Location
Fremont/Vallejo, CA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$18.90/hr
Last Date to Apply
01/02/2018
Description
The USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary (SFBE) field station, conducts biological and physical sciences research to support natural resource management and decisions. SFBE staff work on a broad array of research topics such as avian ecology, habitat restoration, and prey resource/foodweb research in estuarine and coastal zones. This pre-announcement is to gauge interest in 1-2 seasonal Biological Science Technician positions (with the opportunity to extend annually) to assist with multiple research projects within our Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory. The technician(s) will be stationed in Fremont, CA, and some travel to Vallejo will be required, particularly for initial training. A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. Primary duties will be within the Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory: processing (sieving, sorting, identifying) macroinvertebrates using a compound microscope. Samples will consist of benthic cores, aquatic sweeps, eelgrass, epifauna, or terrestrial invertebrates. Opportunities to assist with data collection in the field are available on an as needed basis. Office duties may include data entry, summary analyses, and keeping the lab in good working order.
Qualifications
Requirements • Experience sorting/identifying estuarine macroinvertebrates (primarily benthic) from the Pacific Coast • Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Quick learner with good time management skills • Good communication and writing skills • Ability to work independently with little supervision • Ability to work on a compound microscope daily Interested? Email a single pdf document that includes: cover letter, résumé, and 3 references by January 2, 2018. Applicant should name the document name LastName_FirstName_USGSInvert. Send to Alison Flanagan: aflanagan@usgs.gov
Contact Person
Alison Flanagan
Contact eMail
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