Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Laboratory Assistant II
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 17810
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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05-17-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Under a cooperative agreement between the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the University of California, Santa Cruz, comprehensive studies are being conducted on the biological life histories of Pacific coast salmon species. The primary purpose of these studies is to provide critical information in support of conservation and management of threatened and endangered species. The research team conducts field and laboratory studies and consists of UCSC staff, faculty, and students, and collaborative researchers from the NMFS Santa Cruz Laboratory. Field work is primarily conducted in streams and estuaries of California. Laboratory work is performed at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Results from this program are intended to benefit resource managers (e.g., Pacific Fisheries Management Council), fisheries and resource science in general.
Under supervision, the incumbent will serve as part of a research team investigating the ecology and population dynamics of Pacific salmonid listed under the U.S. Endangered Species. The incumbent will primarily participate in the care and management of salmon broodstock populations and the routine operation of aquarium facilities. Data management and some laboratory work are also required.
The Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) is an organized research unit whose mission is to increase knowledge of the world's oceans and inhabitants to better understand their economic importance and the impact people have on them. Through this effort, IMS maintains the responsibility to encourage, develop, and support marine research and education and does this by providing research opportunities, resources, facilities, and support for scientists within the institute and with other marine research institutions.
As part of its mission's efforts, IMS launched the Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP) to help foster research collaborations between NOAA scientists, UCSC faculty, IMS researchers, and students. The FCP's research activities include field and laboratory experiments, modeling, and computational studies and they involve marine and freshwater species and habitats where comprehensive studies are being conducted on the ecology and life history of Pacific salmonids and other fishes. The FCP serves to support and resource managers (e.g., Pacific Fisheries Management Council), fisheries, and resource science in general.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $19.86/hour. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Monday to Friday with occasional weekends Shift Includes: Day, Weekend
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus - Long Marine Lab
Union Representation: Yes - TX Union
Job Code Classification: 009603 (LAB AST 2)
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
Job Duties 60% - Animal husbandry
Incumbent will help NMFS personnel prepare food and feed captive salmon; clean and maintain rearing tanks; assist in annual spawning activities; and assist with general record keeping.
15% - Laboratory responsibilities
Examine juvenile salmonid samples & record data from examination; assist in tissue sampling and otolith extraction; perform basic data entry and management; assist with laboratory experiments; and contribute to other tasks as necessary.
15% - Water system maintenance and modification
Check water flows, temperature, and quality; adjusting lighting/photoperiod; assist in the plumbing new tanks; and monitor the performance of seawater and freshwater aquarium systems.
10% - Field activities
Assist NMFS personnel with the collection of fish and environmental data in field.
Knowledge such as attained in lower division coursework leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Wildlife, Biology, Zoology, or other related field.
Experience with biological data collection and statistical analysis.
Experience with word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
Strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills.
Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.
Ability to work independently and follow instructions from supervisors.
Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively with a small group of co-workers.
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