The Shellfish Laboratory & Research Manager coordinates field and laboratory research activities and supports collaborations within the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and external research institutions, reporting to the Acuff Professor of Marine Science and Shellfish Aquaculture Program Coordinator. The position participates in or leads seasonal field project maintenance (including an ongoing shellfish research farm) and sampling efforts, either locally in the Chesapeake Bay area or other regions. William & Mary and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The specific duties include but are not limited to: 1) Assists in experimental design including setup, data collection and management, 2) Establishes protocols for field sampling and associated in-lab processing, 3) Prepares, extracts and analyzes samples for grant objectives, collaborations, or preliminary work, 4) Performs data analysis and creates graphs, tables, etc. as required for reports, publications and presentations, 5) Oversees database management, method development and quality control, 6) Assists in the acquisition, installation and maintenance of new instrumentation, 7) Manages the inventory and procurement, maintenance of field gear and equipment and oversight of general lab and field safety, and 8) Provides training and supervision of students.
You can learn more about the position and submit your application here: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/41723. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2021.
Bachelor’s degree in marine sciences or closely related field or the equivalent combination of education, training and or experience directly related to the position.
Boater Education Certification or the ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of hire.
General knowledge of shellfish aquaculture, with the ability to maintain field experiments.
Strong working knowledge of laboratory and research procedures and safety protocols, with the demonstrated ability to assist in experimental design, and basic implementation, including set up, data collection and management.
Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to analyze samples, perform data analysis, and develop reports.
Proficiency in a variety of software and web-based applications, particularly Microsoft Office and statistical software.
Technical skills, with the ability to manage and troubleshoot laboratory and field equipment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work productively as a team member with a diverse campus community, as well as an effective individual contributor.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills, with the ability to lead or oversee the work of others.
Working knowledge of small vessels, with the ability to work comfortably and successfully in all weather conditions when out in the field.
Demonstrated ability to conduct and maintain both laboratory and field-based research.
Experience with analyzing data.
Master’s degree in aquaculture, marine science, biological, chemical or environmental science or closely related field is highly desirable.
AAUS scientific diver certification.
Working knowledge of aquaculture and marine ecological methods.
Knowledge or expertise in oceanography / marine diving, or the ability to learn and be trained.
Demonstrated expertise in handling water quality probes, microscopes and other basic laboratory equipment.
Field experience in aquaculture and/or marine ecological methods.
Demonstrated experience with high quality sample and data analysis, and production of reports in a variety of formats for scientific publications.
Demonstrated experience managing laboratory operations and overseeing the work of others.
Experience in experimental design.
Boat operation and diving experience
Apply at https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/41723