NSF Research Technician, Ocean acidification and coral reefs; California State University, Northridge

Application deadline: Friday, 22 January 2016!

Job Title: NSF Research Technician, Ocean acidification and coral reefs
Organization: California State University, Northridge
Duration: Full-time, 2.5 years
Website for applications: https://cmsweb.csun.edu/psc/HNRPRD/EMPLOYEE/SA/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?

Description: Under general supervision of the Project Grant Investigators, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Technician conducts research in the area of the Ocean Acidification and its effects on the biology and physiology of corals, algae, and reef communities in Moorea, French Polynesia. Supports all aspects of field and laboratory experiments; maintains equipment; orders supplies; processes shipping to Moorea; completes seawater chemistry for the determination of DIC conditions; conducts laboratory and logistical tasks to maintain research; and performs marine operations which included but not limited to, boat driving, scuba work and snorkeling; performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Equivalent to Master’s Degree in Marine Biology, Ecology or related field of study. Current American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Research Diving Certification or equivalent is required. Must have strong field-based experience in the biology/ecology of marine organisms and working in tropical environments. A strong background in the maintenance of marine aquaria, biological laboratory skills, seawater chemistry, and marine field operations is required. Must work overseas in French Polynesia (up to six months out of the year) and Hawaii (a minimum of three weeks).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Effective interpersonal and communication skills; excellent organizational, time-management, and problem solving skills; and ability to work well independently and as part of a diverse research team.

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