The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is seeking applications for a Life Sciences Technician to provide professional support to studies in aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. The position will support diverse investigations including 1) ecotoxicology of aquatic macroinvertebrates and fishes; 2) effectiveness and management of constructed wetlands; 3) impacts and management of stormwater in stream systems; 4) stream assessments and restoration of sandhills streams. Fieldwork will include collection of aquatic macroinvertebrates, emerging insects, fish, sediment, and water samples as well as maintaining automated water samplers and monitoring equipment. Laboratory tasks will include insect identification and sample preparation of various media for chemical analyses. Office tasks will include management of complex data sets and providing assistance with analyses and report/manuscript writing. Individuals with experience in aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology, aquatic entomology, or hydrology are encouraged to apply.
The position is located at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory near Aiken, SC. The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is a research unit of the University of Georgia located on the 801 km2 Savannah River Site (SRS), a National Environmental Research Park operated by the Department of Energy. The SRS, located on the upper coastal plain of South Carolina encompasses diverse upland and aquatic habitats spanning a disturbance gradient from relatively undisturbed to highly altered. Throughout its 70-year history, SREL has strived to acquire and communicate knowledge that contributes to sound ecological stewardship of the SRS.
A minimum of a B.S. with an M.S. preferred in an ecological/environmental science. Research experience in aquatic ecology or ecotoxicology and/or sample preparation for trace element analyses is preferred. Knowledge of aquatic insect identification or a willingness to make a significant intellectual investment in learning aquatic insects is required.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date negotiable. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility for renewal dependent upon employee performance and funding availability.
Please apply online at www.ugajobsearch.com. Search Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, posting number S06286P. In the online application process, please upload a cover letter summarizing your research interests and qualifications for the position, and a CV with names and contact information for three references.