Job Opening – Seasonal Research Assistant
The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time (40 hours per week) seasonal Research Assistant position. The position will last for five months from approximately March 21, 2016 to August 19, 2016.
During the first 10 weeks the position will support ongoing monitoring of diadromous fish species in Southern Maine rivers. Work will primarily include field data collection through the use of trapping, netting, and visual surveys. The Research Assistant will work with Reserve staff and volunteers to deploy and maintain equipment, collect samples, manage data, and conduct lab analyses. They will also assist with dissemination of project outcomes through written reports and public outreach.
During the remaining 12 weeks the position will support several ongoing data collection efforts which will include monitoring of salt-marsh vegetation, surveys of marsh use by wading birds, and ichthyoplankton sampling. The Research Assistant may also have the opportunity to attend periodic trainings and lectures that take place at the Reserve and access other professional development opportunities.
Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field. Experience with collecting data in the field and following written protocols is highly desired. Applicants should also be able to work collaboratively as a member of a team and work well independently, and should be organized and detail oriented. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
The Research Assistant will be compensated at $10.00 per hour and will be eligible to receive free onsite housing. The Research Assistant will be granted paid leave on the Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume of work experience, three professional or academic references, and a copy of their college transcript by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
attn: Jacob Aman
342 Laudhom Farm Road
Wells, Maine 04090
Applications must be received by February 19, 2016 to be considered.
For more information about the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and our work please visit our website at www.wellsreserve.org.