Research Technician in coastal fisheries ecology and estuarine water quality – Dauphin Island, Alabama

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island, AL
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We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic MS graduate with interests in estuarine and coastal ecology to fill a full-time 2-year Research Technician position at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab ( This position is funded through a NOAA RESTORE project examining the resilience of oysters, blue crabs, and spotted seatrout to environmental variability in the northern Gulf of Mexico The technician in this position will collaborate with PI’s and students across a number of disciplines. Primary responsibilities will involve the set-up, maintenance, and execution of laboratory mesocosm studies testing the physiological tolerances of fisheries species (finfish and crustaceans) to multiple environmental stressors, and leading field surveys and managing laboratory work to measure major stressors in the Mobile Bay estuary. The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits, and is funded for 2 years pending successful completion of a 6-month probationary period. The University of South Alabama and DISL are equal opportunity institutions, and the project PI’s are committed to enhancing diversity in our field. To apply, please email using the subject “NOAA RESTORE Research Technician Position” and include: 1) a short cover letter including a description of your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to this position; 2) your CV including contact details for 3 referees, 3) academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), and if applicable 4) pdf(s) of any peer-reviewed publications you have authored. Position inquiries can be directed to Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2022; start date is early Spring 2022.
• MS by research (or PhD) in coastal ecology or related field, • Demonstrated skills in animal husbandry, maintenance of aquaria systems, and conducting physiological (stressor-response) experiments, • Field and laboratory experience measuring water quality variables, • Experience in operating and maintaining small vessels
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