Research Technician, Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research Program.
The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER program seeks a Research Technician to be based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The selected individual will work as part of the field crew supporting the GCE LTER project (gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/). This will include monitoring plant and invertebrate populations, water chemistry, climate, and sediment dynamics, maintaining monitoring instruments, entering data into spreadsheets, downloading data from instruments, and a variety of other tasks. The position will occasionally require strenuous physical activity and irregular hours. Applicants must be able to hike through mud, marsh grass and other difficult terrain; lift and carry heavy gear in the field; and assist in light construction.
The position is based out of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, GA (http://www.uga.edu/ugami/). The selected individual may either live on the Island (in UGAMI housing at a subsidized cost) or on the mainland. The ideal candidate will have a B.S. in an appropriate field; small boat piloting experience; first aid certification; field research experience; basic computer skills, including experience with email, word-processing and spreadsheet programs; and the ability to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people.
The salary range for the position is $22,750-43,831, and includes full benefits; starting salary is typically $22,750-26,000. Applicants should be willing to make at least a 2-year commitment to the project. Apply online at: https://www.ugajobse.../Search_css.jsp, posting number 20150978. Applications will be considered starting June 10 and until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Jacob Shalack (email@example.com) or Dr. Steve Pennings (firstname.lastname@example.org). The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.