Job opening: Fisheries Technician at Sam Houston State University

Staff Laboratory Assistant I – Fisheries Technician (Temporary)

Sam Houston State University is hiring a full time, temporary, benefits eligible fisheries technician to assist with a new food web project in San Antonio Bay, Texas From April 2018 – October 2018.

The primary duties of the technician will be to identify, measure, and weigh fishes and invertebrates collected by research partners; and collect, preserve, and organize tissue samples and stomach contents from fishes and invertebrates through dissection.

The selected candidate will exhibit a high level of organization and communication skills, closely follow instruction, have frequent contact with other researchers, and have experience with Microsoft Excel. The selected candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to organize and inventory biological samples.

The technician will be required to work a modified schedule to accommodate special projects, be willing to get wet and dirty while fulfilling duties, and be able to spend extended periods of time outside in all weather conditions. The selected candidate will be required to live or be willing to move to Port O’Connor, TX or a proximate location, including Victoria, TX or Port Lavaca, TX.

This is a full time, temporary, benefits eligible position ending 7.5 months after its start date. This position will be located in Port O’Connor, Texas. Position will require the dissection of thousands of dead fish and invertebrates outside on fish cleaning tables with dissection materials, and the retention of stomachs and samples collected during dissection.

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Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug‐Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.