The Research Assistant will work with continuous water quality sondes and preparing and calibrating equipment for long-term deployment in the estuary. The position is largely to support ongoing research, monitoring, and restoration of water quality and marine and estuarine habitats. Data entry, data analysis, graphing, and presenting results at local conferences will be expected. The position requires keeping detailed lab and field notebooks on sample collection, sorting, measuring and typical day-to day tasks. Ability to lift dive gear, sampling gear, competent swimming and snorkeling skills are required. SCCF is a drug-free workplace and the successful applicant will take a drug screening test within 2 weeks of starting the position.
A Bachelor of Science degree is required in marine, estuarine, environmental science, or closely related field. The position requires SCUBA certification (open water) and enough diving to complete scientific tasks. Relevant coursework in marine biology, water quality, or environmental science should be highlighted in the application. Field and laboratory work are required, and the application should show evidence of lab safety experience as well as any skills that demonstrate proficiency working in hot, humid environments. A valid driver’s license is required.