Multiple Technical Positions in Aquatic Ecology, late winter start, Ohio

Field tech job may be suitable for recent grads:

Andy Wilson

Multiple Technical Position in Aquatic Ecology The Ohio State University Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Columbus, OH

Up to 3 positions are available to provide technical assistance on
field- and laboratory-based research projects focused on Lake Erie’s walleye population and inland Ohio reservoirs.
Lake Erie walleye recruitment: Duties include extensive field sampling for larval fish, eggs, zooplankton, and phytoplankton during February through May. When not sampling, duties will include sample processing (e.g., larval fish identification and diets, zooplankton identification), data entry and analysis, and assisting with experiments.
Ohio reservoirs: Duties include field sampling for adult and larval fish, zooplankton, and phytoplankton; acoustic telemetry. Additional computer/laboratory work will be required (e.g., larval fish identification and diets, zooplankton identification, and data entry).

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree, and further experience is preferred. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work with a variety of people. Successful candidates must have a background or interest in aquatic ecology, be able to conduct field sampling from a boat in rough conditions, be flexible enough to spend extended periods (multiple days) at research sites on Lake Erie, be willing to use a microscope for extended periods, and capable of performing standard laboratory procedures. Prior field and laboratory experience is preferred, but not mandatory.

Start Date: Late February/early March 2017 End Date: 4 – 7 months after starting

Salary: $10 – $12/hr dependent upon experience

Closing: January 15, 2017 however, application review will begin immediately

How to apply: Send cover letter, resume (or CV), unofficial copies of college transcript(s), and names and contact information for three references electronically to Zoe Almeida (

Web Link: (Under “Research Technician Positions”)


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