Laboratory Assistant - National Marine Fisheries Service Physical & Biological Sciences
JOB #: 1707136
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $17.64 - $18.65/hourly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment. Under a Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecology and Climate (CIMEC) agreement between the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the University of California, Santa Cruz, comprehensive research is being conducted on biological life histories of Pacific coast salmon species. The primary purpose of these studies is to provide critical information in support of conservation and management of threatened and endangered species. The research team conducts field and laboratory studies and consists of UCSC staff, faculty, and students, and collaborative researchers from the NMFS Santa Cruz Laboratory. Field work is primarily conducted in streams and estuaries of California. Laboratory work is performed at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Results from this program are intended to benefit resource managers (e.g., Pacific Fisheries Management Council), fisheries, and resource science in general.
Under supervision, the incumbent will assist with field and laboratory studies as a member of a research team investigating the ecology of salmonids listed as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. Field surveys may include snorkeling, electrofishing, passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging, spawner/redd surveys, obtaining tissue/scale samples, and documenting habitat characteristics. Data management and some laboratory work are also required.
NOAA Lab on Marine Sciences Campus; occasional weekend days required.
High school diploma (or equivalent) and two years relevant experience; two years of related college education may be substituted for one year of experience.
Experience with biological data collection and statistical analysis.
Strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills.
Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.
Ability to work independently.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 05-22-2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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