Employment Opportunities

Now hiring: Junior lab technician


Required: High school graduation or the equivalent with some science courses and laboratory experience.  

Preferred: BS or BA degree in natural sciences with experience in microsopy.  Interest and experience in aquatic or marine sciences is a plus.

About the Job:

This person serves as the laboratory and field research assistant to the PI on zebra mussel research.  The goals of the project are to determine toxicity of a mollusk pesticide to zebra mussel larvae in research enclosures placed within Lake Minnetonka.  The position is full time for 2 months, starting June 5, 2017. 

  • Assist in constructing sampling gear (5%),
  • Work in the field on deploying sampling gear and collecting larval samples (30%)
  • Work in the laboratory scoring the results of toxicity trials using cross polarized light microscopy (65%)

Participation in other field projects in the McCartney lab, and a longer-term appointment is also available for fall of 2017.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online. Search for job number 317128. 


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