USGS Tunison Lab – Biological Technician (2)
Biological Technician (2)
$17.50 per hour/40 hours per week, 12 month position with possible option to extend employment period an additional 12 months.
Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Science
3075 Gracie Road
Cortland NY 13045
We are a federal research facility that does work on the Great Lakes.
You may contact Jim McKenna ([email protected]) at 607-753-9391 ext. 7521.
Send applicable application to the above address or email.
The positions will start in March, 2020 and will end in March, 2021. The deadline for the submittal of applications is February, 10, 2019. The positions may be extended for a maximum of one year (until March 2022) if funds are available.
To assist research scientists carrying out a variety of fish culture activities as well as assisting with laboratory and field experiments. Activities will include the use of lab and field instruments, data entry and data analysis.
Project Description: The student will be working on projects that will restore Great Lakes native fish communities.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities: Performs routine fish culture duties and assists in experimental studies. Assists with field investigations examining populations and post-release survival of stocked fish, including Atlantic Salmon, Coregonines, and Lake Sturgeon. Representative duties could include: cleaning tanks, feeding fish, weighing and measuring fish, stocking fish, collecting and recording data as a member of a field crew or team, and maintenance of field equipment. The field work will require driving and possible overnight travel.
Level of Knowledge or Skills: Completion of four years of academic course work including study of biological science disciplines. Knowledge of biologic principles and practices to apply standard scientific techniques in the completion of assignments involving scientific investigations and studies. Knowledge of scientific disciplines related to the collection and interpretation of biology related data. Course work or experience in fish culture desired but not required. Knowledge and operation of basic desktop computers.
Working Conditions: The work will be in the laboratory (80%) working at fish culture, examining biological samples, or at a computer inputting data, and in the field (20%) doing moderately strenuous physical activity. Field work can, at times, involve working in inclement weather conditions.
You must be a current student enrolled in college or former student who has graduated within the last twelve (12) months and submit a letter or transcript confirming graduation in a degree program. Must have a valid driver’s license.
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