Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cormorant Diet Technician, Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge

The non-profit Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge seeks two, half-time technicians (19hrs/week) to process Brandt’s Cormorant diet samples in a temporary position (approximately two months). The data collected from the seabird diet samples will be used in an ecosystem scale analysis to inform recommendations for fisheries in the California Current System. Work for this position will be conducted at the Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center (MWVCRC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife office in Santa Cruz, California. Primary duties will include processing and sorting cormorant regurgitations (pellets) and removing prey hard parts for subsequent identification in a laboratory setting.

Requirements: attention to detail - this work requires thoroughness and sorting of very small objects; ability to follow scientific protocol and direction; ability to work independently and reliably in a laboratory setting once properly trained on sampling techniques.

Desired skills: Previous experience with detail-oriented lab work, prey sorting, or fish otolith identification; interest in marine science and conservation.

Compensation for this temporary position is $12/hour.

Position start date is no later than December 10, 2015. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Erica Donnelly-Greenan at erica [at] oikonos [dot] org

Please use “Cormorant Diet Technician” as the subject line.

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