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Date: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:54 PM
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [Coral-List] Job alert: Marine Ecology Research Technician
*The Silbiger Lab at at California State University, Northridge is hiring a
marine ecology research technician*

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*Submit a C.V., cover letter describing your research background and
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Job no: 499656
Work type: Auxiliary
Location: Northridge
Categories: At-Will, Temporary, Full Time, Research

*Major Duties*

Applications are invited for a full-time, 12-month, technician position,
with possible renewal for up to 3 years, based at California State
University, Northridge (CSUN) to support an NSF-funded research project on
submarine groundwater discharge on coral reefs. The successful candidate
will work under the supervision of Dr. Nyssa Silbiger (
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and Moorea, French Polynesia. The primary responsibilities will be
supporting all aspects of the logistics required for maintaining ocean
acidification mesocosm experiments and near-shore marine research in the
field. The ideal candidate will have an MS in a field-based marine biology
topic, experience maintaining mesocosm facilities for ocean acidification
research, a background in seawater chemistry, an understanding of the
biology/ecology of marine organisms, and strong experience with fieldwork
(e.g., SCUBA diving, operating small boats, AAUS training, etc.). A BS/BA
or four-year equivalent in a related field is required. Candidates will be
expected to pay attention to detail, problem solve, work both independently
and as a team, and have a strong work ethic. Additional preferred
qualifications include experience coding in R.

55% Experimental support (Supports all aspects of the logistics required
for maintaining ocean acidification mesocosm experiments and near-shore
marine research in the field conducted by teams of students and faculty,
including collecting organisms, seawater chemistry, snorkeling, SCUBA
diving, boat operations, data entry, and travel to Mo’orea, French
Polynesia). 20% Analysis of scientific samples. 20% Lab support (ordering,
shipping, organizing paperwork, equipment maintenance). 5%  Data management
and analysis using the statistical program R.


This position requires a scuba certification.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

A Bachelor’s degree in either biology, oceanography, marine biology,
ecology, environmental science or related field is required. A Master’s
degree is preferred. Strong problem-solving skills, ability to work both
independently and as part of a diverse team, ability to speak and write
effectively, and ability to work in remote field locations in French
Polynesia for up to 3 months at a time is required. Strong knowledge of
marine systems (coral reef ecology highly preferred), maintaining mesocosm
facilities, and using instrumentation typically used in coastal
biogeochemistry research. Experience with fieldwork (e.g., SCUBA diving,
operating small boats, American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS)
training, etc.) and basic coding in R is desired.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC). TUC
offers an excellent benefits package.

The anticipated hiring maximum: $19.23 per hour.;!!HXCxUKc!nUzQ9J51FrEddudBZmi4TsM5BuYJnKbGceYWpRqGHLCgsKo7FMaS-L3khITQmyfjGQ$<;!!HXCxUKc!nUzQ9J51FrEddudBZmi4TsM5BuYJnKbGceYWpRqGHLCgsKo7FMaS-L3khITQmyfjGQ$>

Nyssa Silbiger, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Biology
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge,CA 91330-8303
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Twitter: @NSilbiger
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Tel: (818) 677 - 4427
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