Job Title: Biologist (Research Assistant) - Advanced Science Research Center
Job ID: 22010
Location: Graduate Center
Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs
May assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation.
Performs direct research tasks under supervision.
May develop or utilize computer-based systems to collect and analyze data.
May assist in preparing reports of research findings.
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master's programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center's commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.
The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City's intellectual and cultural life.
The Environmental Sciences Initiative at ASRC seeks a Biologist. The incumbent will join Dr. Dianne Greenfield's group located in New York City, NY, amidst a diverse research community that includes faculty, students, and other researchers. Dr. Greenfield is a biological oceanographer who studies the complex environmental feedbacks between global change and coastal ecosystem function, emphasizing water quality, harmful algal blooms, and nutrient biogeochemical cycling in urban estuaries (https://asrc.gc.cuny.edu/people/dianne-greenfield/). Her group uses a combination of field sampling, pigment, and molecular approaches. The Biologist will assist in studies of algae in the NY coastal area, including, but not limited to, harmful algal bloom (HAB) species.
This position reports to Dr. Greenfield and is funded for 1 year with possibility of extension.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Manage routine laboratory activities such as procurement (supplies and equipment, quotes, accounting records, etc.); instrument calibration and operation; safety and chemical inventories.
Conduct water sample analyses (nutrients, pigment, algae, molecular).
Organize and participate in field sampling (scheduling, organization, sample collection and analyses).
Assist with student research projects when needed.
Assist Principal Investigators (PIs) with organizing and synthesizing data for grant proposals, manuscripts, reports, and conference presentations.
Organize and maintain the database.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Exceptional candidates may be trained for some duties if needed.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience relevant to the research being performed.
A preferred candidate should have:
Master's degree in biology, ecology, chemistry, biogeochemistry, microbiology, geology, molecular biology, oceanography, environmental sciences, marine or aquatic biology/science or other scientific field or a Bachelor's degree with four (4) years of relevant work experience.
A valid U.S. driver's license.
Ability to work under a range of environmental field conditions (heat, cold, mud, rain).
Knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following: algal ecology, microbiology, aquatic biogeochemistry, water quality sampling, molecular analyses, genetic analyses, nutrient analyses, or chlorophyll or other pigment analyses.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
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August 4, 2020
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About CUNY Graduate Center
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