Now hiring: Undergraduate Aquatic Invasive Species Lab and Field Technician
The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota is seeking an undergraduate lab and field technician to support ongoing research in the Hansen Lab. This will involve lab, field, and office work in St. Paul and around the state of Minnesota. The primary responsibility of this position is field collection and data analysis of fish and invertebrate samples from lakes throughout Minnesota as a part of a multi-lake comparison of food webs supporting walleye and how they are affected by zebra mussel invasion. This position will involve extensive overnight travel throughout Minnesota.
Duration: Late May/early June 2020 - Late August 2020; dates flexible
Location: Twin Cities
Application Deadline: March 13, 2020
- Field data collections of fish and invertebrate tissue and water quality data in lakes across Minnesota in collaboration with Minnesota DNR (70%);
- Processing of fish and invertebrate tissues in lab for stable isotope and mercury analysis (15%)
- Assist with other lab, field, and office tasks as needed, including data entry, database management, literature reviews, written and oral communication of research progress, and other duties as assigned (15%).
Successful candidates must have a strong work ethic, interest in aquatic ecology, the capacity to work long hours in the outdoors under variable conditions, and the ability to work both as a part of a team and independently. Preferred qualifications include experience driving and trailering boats; experience with field or lab work; ability to identify fish and/or invertebrates; and experience with data entry and database management.
Salary: $10-15/hour, depending on experience
Contact Naomi Blinick, with a cover letter and resume.