The EEOB/Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks Research Assistant 2B/H to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
The research assistant will support Lake Erie fisheries research and assessment at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Wildlife's Fairport Fisheries Research Station. Duties will include assisting in field surveys (eg.,trawling, gillnets, electrofishing), collection of biological and physical/chemical samples, writing technical summaries of work, and database management. The research assistant will directly oversee the collection of lower trophic level samples from May to September and will be responsible for conducting a fisheries research project on a predetermined topic during the period of employment. The research assistant will assist with other duties assigned that may include: maintenance and repairs to laboratory, office, research vessels, sampling equipment, trailers, buildings, and grounds; data entry, review, and editing completed forms and electronic files; responding to public information requests.
The research assistant will report directly to ODNR-Wildlife staff at the Fairport Fisheries Research Station, as well as provide field support to researchers with the Ohio State University's Aquatic Ecology Laboratory. Employment is for a period of one year, with a one-time extension of up to one additional year, pending the results of an annual employee review.
Position is located in Fairport, Ohio.
Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; ability to translate, adapt and apply academic or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological science research; experience in a biological research capacity.
Applicants with previous fisheries sampling and vessel operating experience; additional training will be provided.
Target Salary: $14.44 - $15.20 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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