To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references.
The candidate will be directly engaged, under scientific supervision, to assist with: 1) field-oriented studies on spatial distribution of whole food webs in the Great Lakes; 2) field and laboratory process studies of grazing, bioenergetics, and growth of Dreissenid mussels and other consumers; 3) data analysis of field spatial data as well as laboratory process experiments; and 4) writing manuscripts on results.
Participate as team member on multi-day cruises to conduct benthic surveys in the Great Lakes.
Help develop, design and conduct field and laboratory studies of feeding, nutrient excretion, bioenergetics, and growth of Dreissenid mussels and other invasive species using a variety of instruments, tools, and analytical methods.
Provide oversight and execution of day-to-day laboratory operations including sorting, enumeration, and measurement of benthic invertebrates from sediment samples.
Provide oversight and execution of day-to-day laboratory operations for measurements of dreissenid mussels and other invertebrates using both manual and -software-assisted methods
Determine mussel body condition, reproductive status, and length-weight relationships.
Work independently to organize and analyze data from field collections and laboratory experiments.
A Master’s Degree in ecology, limnology, oceanography, or aquatic environmental science from an accredited university.
Five or more years of experience conducting benthic surveys and benthic community analysis in the Great Lakes, including experience working on research vessels in Great Lakes or large bodies of water under various weather conditions.
Experience in data analysis using Excel, R, or other statistical packages.
Experience doing laboratory work and measurements on processes such as feeding and growth of aquatic invertebrates.
Strong communication skills.
A demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment and independently.
Experience with identification of benthic invertebrates
Demonstrated ability to train and supervise other laboratory co-workers
A strong record of scientific publication and conference participation
The position is a one-year term-limited position, with the possibility of extension based on performance, need and funding. This position will be funded and administered through the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) and will be located at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
CIGLR is one of multiple centers affiliated with the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), and one of 16 Cooperative Institutes in the United States that represent partnerships between NOAA and academic institutions. CIGLR’s mission is to lead new research, train the next generation of scientists, and turn research into action for safe and healthy Great Lakes communities. SEAS’ overarching mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and achieve a sustainable society. Through research, education, and outreach, SEAS is devoted to generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques, and skills to help practitioners manage and conserve environmental resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.
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