Title: Lab Technician - Sediment Ecology
Date Posted: September 6, 2019
Deadline: Until Filled
A full-time lab technician position is available at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to work with Dr. Kelly Dorgan on animal-sediment interactions. The research will focus on the impacts of infaunal organisms on the physical properties of sediments and will include laboratory and field experiments to study bioturbation and acoustic and geotechnical properties of sediments. The technician will be responsible for setting up and conducting laboratory experiments, developing and trouble-shooting methods, helping with fieldwork, processing infauna and sediment samples, and maintaining equipment.
The technician will also be responsible for general lab management, including purchasing supplies, doing paperwork, and organizing field and lab work. This position will also include some data analysis, and experience with Matlab, R, Arduino, ImageJ, or other computer programming languages would be useful but not required.
This position is for a year, with extension dependent on funding and job performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Start date: December 1, but negotiable (within Nov. 1 – Jan. 15)
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated recent B.S. graduate who is interested in gaining research experience before applying to graduate school. Applicants should have a BS in biology, marine science, or a related field, some previous research experience, and interest in marine invertebrates and/or sediment processes.