The Nye Lab at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University is seeking an Instructional support technician to be a part of a program monitoring and studying the pelagic ecosystem of the New York Bight
Required Qualifications (evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor of Science (foreign equivalent or higher) in chemistry, oceanography, marine science or a related field. Two (2) years of directly related full-time field and/or laboratory experience. Experience advising on the use of equipment and materials in a laboratory setting. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see “Special Notes”).
Master of Science (foreign equivalent or higher) in chemistry, oceanography, marine science, fisheries science or a related field. Experience running chemical assays in the laboratory. Experience on marine vessels and/or field sampling. Experience working with oceanographic equipment. Experience with laboratory equipment to analyze carbonate chemistry. Experience analyzing data and conducting statistical analysis. Experience identifying fish and conducting fish trawls. Experience with statistical software packages such as R, Matlab or similar.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Instructional Support Technician will help to organize, coordinate and carry out offshore monitoring of carbonate chemistry in the New York Bight. This includes participating in research cruises to collect water samples and conduct chemical analysis of samples in the laboratory. Incumbent will work with a transdisciplinary team of ecologists and physical and chemical oceanographers during field work and analysis. Therefore, the selected applicant must have an understanding of carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification.
The selected candidate will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.
- Conduct experiments that involve analyzing water samples in the laboratory for carbonate chemistry and documenting results. Prepare project status reports, present at conferences and to the NYSDEC.
- Ensure that lab equipment works properly and that necessary materials and supplies are prepared. Provide quality control of materials used in experiments. Provide support during lab sessions. Assist with monitoring students for safety while they work with equipment.
- Participate in oceanographic cruises.
- Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver’s license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Technician
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-Stony Brook University
Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: May 10, 2019
Posting End Date: Jun 9, 2019, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $49,000-$57,000.
Salary Grade: SL3
Appointment Type: Temporary