Research Assistant / Temporary

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: PartTime

Job Title

Research Assistant / Temporary

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Sea Grant Administration And Program

Proposed Minimum Salary

$11.50 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description



Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Texas Sea Grant College Program is dedicated to the understanding, wise use and stewardship of the state’s coastal and marine resources. It is part of a network of 33 university-based programs in coastal and Great Lakes states that operate as a partnership between the state governments and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Texas Sea Grant is located at Texas A&M University and is part of the College of Geosciences. Texas Sea Grant focuses on three primary, interconnected activities: research, outreach and education. To learn more about us, please visit our website http://texasseagrant.org/ .

What we want

A part-time, temporary Research Assistant to assist Principal Investigator and Post-doctoral Research Associate with sponsored fieldwork in Matagorda Bay. Will need to assist with catching and attaching transmitters to sea turtles (10 acoustic transmitters and 5 satellite transmitters) before the end of 2020 as required by our sponsor. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of laboratory maintenance and equipment
  • Knowledge of computers and computer software related to the position
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience using entanglement nets/gill nets to capture sea turtles
  • Experience working from small boats in adverse weather conditions
  • Experience handling sea turtles for measurements, weight collection and tagging

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of sea turtle capture, handling and care

Responsibilities:
Field Research

  • Assists in field work in support of the Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment research project.
  • Selects and applies standard techniques of sea turtle research in accordance with Texas A&M IACUC protocol and federal and state permitting agency requirements.
  • Collects and records data from sea turtles sampled and from fish sampled.
  • Installs, operates, maintains, and/or repairs research equipment.
  • Assists with reports, invoices, and cataloging records.

Laboratory Research

  • Assists with routine sample analysis using standard techniques to measure various chemical compounds in sea turtle blood.
  • Assist by sending sea turtle and fish tissue samples to collaborators for isotope analyses.

Other

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Research Assistant / Temporary

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Sea Grant Administration And Program

Proposed Minimum Salary

$11.50 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description



Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Texas Sea Grant College Program is dedicated to the understanding, wise use and stewardship of the state’s coastal and marine resources. It is part of a network of 33 university-based programs in coastal and Great Lakes states that operate as a partnership between the state governments and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Texas Sea Grant is located at Texas A&M University and is part of the College of Geosciences. Texas Sea Grant focuses on three primary, interconnected activities: research, outreach and education. To learn more about us, please visit our website http://texasseagrant.org/ .

What we want

A part-time, temporary Research Assistant to assist Principal Investigator and Post-doctoral Research Associate with sponsored fieldwork in Matagorda Bay. Will need to assist with catching and attaching transmitters to sea turtles (10 acoustic transmitters and 5 satellite transmitters) before the end of 2020 as required by our sponsor. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of laboratory maintenance and equipment
  • Knowledge of computers and computer software related to the position
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience using entanglement nets/gill nets to capture sea turtles
  • Experience working from small boats in adverse weather conditions
  • Experience handling sea turtles for measurements, weight collection and tagging

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of sea turtle capture, handling and care

Responsibilities:
Field Research

  • Assists in field work in support of the Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment research project.
  • Selects and applies standard techniques of sea turtle research in accordance with Texas A&M IACUC protocol and federal and state permitting agency requirements.
  • Collects and records data from sea turtles sampled and from fish sampled.
  • Installs, operates, maintains, and/or repairs research equipment.
  • Assists with reports, invoices, and cataloging records.

Laboratory Research

  • Assists with routine sample analysis using standard techniques to measure various chemical compounds in sea turtle blood.
  • Assist by sending sea turtle and fish tissue samples to collaborators for isotope analyses.

Other

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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