Lab technician, Benthic ecology, Dauphin Island, AL

Agency
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Location
Dauphin Island, AL
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
TBD
Start Date
03/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/15/2021
Website
https://polychaetes.weebly.com/
Description
A full-time lab technician position is available at Dauphin Island Sea Lab to work with Dr. Kelly Dorgan on animal-sediment interactions. Research will focus on the impacts of infaunal organisms on the physical properties of sediments. The technician will be responsible for setting up and conducting laboratory experiments, developing and trouble-shooting methods, helping with field work, processing infauna and sediment samples, and maintaining equipment. The technician will also be responsible for general lab management, including purchasing supplies, doing paperwork, and organizing field and lab work. This position will also include some data analysis, and experience with Matlab, R, Arduino, ImageJ, or other computer programming languages would be useful but not required. For more information, see https://polychaetes.weebly.com/ Dauphin Island Sea Lab is located on Dauphin Island, AL, a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, ~45 min drive from Mobile, AL. For more information, see www.disl.org This position is for a year, with extension dependent on funding and job performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Qualifications
I am ideally looking for a highly motivated recent B.S. graduate who is interested in gaining research experience before applying to graduate school. Applicants should have a BS in biology, marine science, or a related field, some previous research experience, and interest in marine invertebrates and/or sediment processes. The application form is available at https://forms.gle/zQnK4Y6hxw38er2A8 For any questions, contact kdorgan@disl.org. Review of applications will begin February 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
Contact Person
Kelly Dorgan
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