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The Department of Oceanography has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 75%FTE Research Scientist/Engineer 1. The lab conducts research to investigate the impact of climate-related processes on marine zooplankton communities of the Pacific Northwest. The lab currently has several new and on-going projects requiring analysis of >600 zooplankton samples per year to a high level of taxonomy, requiring multiple highly-trained staff.
Use dissecting microscopes and taxonomic guides to provide taxonomic identification of marine zooplankton, including the identification of native and invasive species.
Organize the data and perform Quality Control using Excel spreadsheets and databases.
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Bachelors degree in Oceanography, Fisheries, Aquatic Sciences or related field.
One year experience conducting species-level microscopic identification of zooplankton. Ability to discriminate among species and the life stages of regional and invasive copepod species. Ability to use keys and other descriptions to identify unknown taxa.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Expertise on the zooplankton taxa of Puget Sound and Washington State. Demonstrated proficiency with accurate taxonomic identification of copepods, euphausiids, amphipods, decapods, and other common taxa of Puget Sound to species and life stages.
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