Undergraduate Position Announcement in Aquaculture and Fisheries
Dr. Todd Sink, Associate Professor in RWFM and Aquaculture Extension Specialist is seeking undergraduate student workers to assist at the Texas A&M Aquaculture Research and Teaching Facility (ARTF). Dr. Sink works in fish reproductive physiology, larviculture, marine baitfish production, and new species development for aquaculture. He primarily works with marine fish species including cobia, Southern flounder, Atlantic croaker, red drum, spotted seatrout, tripletail, pinfish, Atlantic spadefish, Florida pompano, and Bermuda chub.
Duties of the position include feeding fish, filling ponds and tanks, water quality testing, maintaining filtration systems, cleaning tanks, system operation and construction, and general duties including facility maintenance, occasional mowing/weed eating, and cleaning. Exceptional candidates may also assist in the Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory performing water quality testing and disease diagnostics for outside clientele. There will be possibilities for students to participate in research and Extension studies as well as be included on professional presentations and publications. This position offers many great hands on opportunities to build a resume and gain valuable experience that will lead to competitiveness in the job market or graduate school applications.
The candidates being sought should be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week (up to 19 hours/week). Pay scale is $9/hour to start. Daily work schedule is extremely flexible and can range from 6 AM to 7 PM daily, but will require at least one partial weekend day per week. Schedules can be freely modified for occurrences such as tests, labs, and family visits. Preference will be given to students able to work Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday, but other days are also possible. Students must have their own reliable transportation to the ARTF, which is located approximately 8 miles from campus on FM 60 toward Snook, approximately 1 mile past the Brazos River bridge on the left. Candidates must be motivated and able to work unsupervised in the care of research animals.
We are seeking employees to start immediately. If interested, please send a 1 to 2 page resume including contact information to Dr. Todd Sink at firstname.lastname@example.org.