Research Associate- Freshwater Plankton Technician

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a Research Associate I position.

The Research Associate will oversee the activities of the biology lab including phytoplankton and zooplankton identification and enumeration for a large-scale lake water quality monitoring program. The laboratory also=20

processes plankton samples for a variety of contracts and research purposes. The successful candidate is expected to help coordinate these activities and is encouraged to participate in research if the candidate so desires. In=20

addition, this position will conduct training for undergraduate technicians, supervise technicians, maintain laboratory equipment, manage and perform=20

quality assurance procedures for the biology lab data, and communicate with the partner agency, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The successful candidate will have the ability to follow protocol, effectively communicate, and be a team leader. Strong attention to detail and time management are essential to success in the position. Independent judgment, initiative, and ability to coordinate a variety of activities will also be needed to be successful in this role.

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