Summer Research Technician - Entry Level

Opportunity Type: 

The Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystems Center seeks applicants for entry level summer research technicians for a project that examines the effects of eutrophication in salt marshes. At least two positions are available, one focusing on the ecology of marine organisms and one focusing on biogeochemical cycling and or ecosystem C and N budgets. Applicants with more advanced course work in these areas are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

The technicians will primarily assist principal investigators, postdocs, research assistants, and graduate students with ongoing projects and gain experience in a variety of research areas related to coastal science. Duties include intensive field work to maintain the experiments and sample processing in the laboratory.

Basic Qualifications:

Attention to detail, the ability to work as a member of a team, and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential. Successful candidates will be expected to live at the field site in Plum Island Sound (3 hours from Woods Hole) where housing is provided and paid for by the project. A major in biology or chemistry is required and applicants should have completed basic coursework in biology, chemistry and ideally ecology or environmental science.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior field experience and an understanding of basic salt marsh sampling techniques is desirable.

Physical Requirements

Applicants must be willing to conduct moderately strenuous fieldwork in marine environments, primarily intertidal settings under variable weather conditions. Ability to lift 50lbs and work in arduous conditions is also required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

You will be required to upload the following documents during the online application process:
1- Cover Letter
2- Resume/CV
3- References (list of 3 with contact information)
4- Unofficial Transcripts


The Marine Biological Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Molly Kelleher
Human Resources Office
Office Hours-9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 289-7422

Expiration Date: 
Sun, 2014-06-01

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