Laboratory Assistant - National Marine Fisheries Service

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Santa Cruz, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: PartTime
Laboratory Assistant - National Marine Fisheries Service  
Physical & Biological Sciences [320]  
Institute of Marine Sciences  
Institute of Marine Sciences  
Limited/Temporary [3]  
Immediate Opening
Part time (anything less than 40 hrs/wk)  
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 50% time fixed position.  
Minimum Starting Salary: $17.64/hourly.  
This position is eligible for Core benefits.  
Laboratory Assistant 2 [9603]  
Union Represented  
Not Applicable  
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.  
Under a Cooperative Agreement between the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the University of California, Santa Cruz, comprehensive studies are being conducted on the bio-economics and ecology of Pacific coast salmon species. The primary purpose of these studies is to provide critical information in support of conservation and management of threatened and endangered species. The research team conducting laboratory and field studies consists of UCSC staff, faculty, and students, and collaborative researchers from the NMFS Santa Cruz Laboratory. Actual fieldwork is conducted in streams, rivers, estuaries, and coastal waters of Central and Northern California. Results from this program are intended to benefit resource (e.g., Pacific Fisheries Management Council) and fisheries and resource science in general.
Under general supervision of the Associate Researcher at the Institute of Marine Sciences, the incumbent will serve as a member of a research team investigating the general distribution and abundance of salmonids listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The incumbent will primarily participate in activities related to the daily care and husbandry of coho salmon captive broodstock populations rearing at the NMFS Santa Cruz Laboratory. Work will also include database management and analysis of samples collected in the field.  
Knowledge such as attained in lower division coursework leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Wildlife, Biology, Zoology, or other related field.
Experience with data collection and statistical analysis.
Strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills.
Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work effectively with a small group of co-workers.
Ability to follow instructions from supervisors.
Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of people.
Experience with word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.  
General knowledge of aquaria and fish husbandry.  
In order to comply with security measures at the National Marine Fisheries Service (a federal facility on the UCSC campus), the candidate will be required to participate in a federal security clearance, be fingerprinted, and wear a photo identification badge.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Physically able to participate in hiking and carrying equipment weighing up to 40 lbs with or without accommodation.  
Criminal History Review
Verification of License, Certificate or Degree  
Valid license to drive in the state of California  
No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.  
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