Technical Positions in Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries Ecology

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Job Description: Up to two full-time technician positions are available to assist on a on a field- and laboratory- based research project that is designed to help the Ohio Division of Wildlife understand the cause of reduced yellow perch angling success in western Lake Erie. This project requires extensive field sampling during summer (June-October) for adult yellow perch, zooplankton, and habitat on Lake Erie. Laboratory and computer work (e.g., zooplankton counting, diet processing, data entry and plotting) will occur when not in the field. One of the two incumbents will serve as the head technician of the project. Opportunities to help with data analysis, manuscript writing, and/or student mentorship may exist, depending on the incumbent’s experience.

Location: Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of technicians, students, post-docs, and faculty at The Ohio State University’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (<;!!HXCxUKc!1dOXhSC14rw3coyWbG_og9V5r-eqWtbLyWiaZ6Z0gDQjNKy_FZkjg15kgG0nUk5GxpQ6ZQVte1VomXxV$>) within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (<;!!HXCxUKc!1dOXhSC14rw3coyWbG_og9V5r-eqWtbLyWiaZ6Z0gDQjNKy_FZkjg15kgG0nUk5GxpQ6ZQVte2DXtEUR$>).

Qualifications: Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative groups. A master’s degree is preferred, particularly for the head technician role, but not required. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or plan on graduating this May 2023 in the biological sciences or a related field. All candidates should have a background or interest in fish ecology, be able to conduct field sampling from a boat in rough conditions, be flexible enough to spend long days and/or nights sampling, and be willing and capable of performing standard laboratory procedures. Prior aquatic field sampling experience is required.

Compensation: $17.10 - $22.50 per hour, depending on experience, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Funding exists for 6 months to 1 year, depending your availability, with the possibility of staying on longer pending satisfactory completion of the job and continued funding.

Start date: An April 1 – May 1 start date is ideal, although exceptions can be made, if needed.

How to apply: Apply online at<;!!HXCxUKc!1dOXhSC14rw3coyWbG_og9V5r-eqWtbLyWiaZ6Z0gDQjNKy_FZkjg15kgG0nUk5GxpQ6ZQVteyrsS5co$>. Please also email the following materials in a single pdf to Kylee Wilson ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>): 1) a cover letter that briefly describes your educational and research background/experiences, your career goals, your ideal start date, and the length of time you are looking to be employed; 2) your CV (or resume); 3) unofficial copies of your college/university transcripts; and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. Please place “Yellow Perch Project” in the subject line of your email.

The application window will close on March 3rd, 2023, and application review will begin immediately.

Contact information: For additional information, visit<;!!HXCxUKc!1dOXhSC14rw3coyWbG_og9V5r-eqWtbLyWiaZ6Z0gDQjNKy_FZkjg15kgG0nUk5GxpQ6ZQVtew0Qz5J7$> or<;!!HXCxUKc!1dOXhSC14rw3coyWbG_og9V5r-eqWtbLyWiaZ6Z0gDQjNKy_FZkjg15kgG0nUk5GxpQ6ZQVte8mRKeCb$>, or contact Kylee Wilson at the above email address.
[The Ohio State University]
Stuart A. Ludsin (he, him, his)
Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Director, Fish Management in Ohio Partnership (with Ohio Division of Wildlife)
Co-Director, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
President, Early Life History Section of the American Fisheries Society

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, 222 Research Center, 1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
614-795-7044 Mobile / 614-292-1613 Office / 614-292-0181 Fax
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