Technical Position in Aquatic Ecology

The Ohio State University

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory

Columbus, OH


1 position available to provide technical assistance on field- and

laboratory-based research projects focused on Lake Erie=92s walleye population.

Lake Erie walleye recruitment: Duties include extensive field sampling for

larval fish, eggs, zooplankton, and phytoplankton during February through

May/June. When not sampling, duties will include sample processing (e.g.,

larval fish identification and diets, zooplankton identification), data

entry and analysis, and assisting with experiments. Lake Erie walleye stock discrimination: Duties include preparing otoliths

for and conducting mircrochemical analysis, data entry and analysis, and

assisting with growth rate analyses.  Qualifications:

Applicants must have completed a bachelor=92s degree, and further experience

is preferred.  Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work with a

variety of people. Successful candidates must have a background or interest

in aquatic ecology, be able to conduct field sampling from a boat in rough

conditions, be flexible enough to spend extended periods (multiple days) at

research sites on Lake Erie, be willing to use a microscope for extended

periods, and capable of performing standard laboratory procedures. Prior

field and laboratory experience is preferred, but not mandatory.=20=20=20

Start Date: Late February/early March 2018

End Date: 8 months after starting

Salary: $10 – $12/hr dependent upon experience

Closing: January 15, 2018 however, application review will begin immediately

How to apply:  Send cover letter, resume (or CV), unofficial copies of

college transcript(s), and names and contact information for three

references electronically to Zoe Almeida ( and David

Dippold (

Web Link: (Under =93Research

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