Marine Ecology and Ocean Acidification Research Technician opening

Marine Ecology and Ocean Acidification Research Technician opening

CSUN position – #7782
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Start Date: October 1, 2018
Apply by: August 26, 2018
Salary: $3103- $3300/mo, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Applications are invited for a full-time, 12-month, technician position based at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) to support research in coral reef and rocky intertidal ecology. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Nyssa Silbiger
( and will support research conducted mostly in California, but also possibly in Hawaii, Bermuda, and/or Moorea, French Polynesia. The primary responsibilities will be supporting all aspects of the logistics required for maintaining ocean acidification mesocosm experiments and near-shore marine research in the field. A Bachelor’s degree in marine ecology, biology, oceanography, or a related-field is required. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a field- based marine biology topic, experience maintaining mesocosm facilities for ocean acidification research, a background in seawater chemistry, an understanding of the biology/ecology of marine organisms, and strong experience with fieldwork (e.g., SCUBA diving, operating small boats, AAUS training, etc.). Candidates will be expected to pay attention to detail, problem solve, work both independently and with a diverse team of students and faculty, and have a strong work ethic. Additional preferred, but not required, qualifications include experience coding in R and writing peer-reviewed publications.

The salary includes benefits. Applicants should submit a cover letter in which they describe their research training and interests, a C.V. , and list two references on the CSUN website (see, above).

Applicants underrepresented in the sciences are highly encouraged to apply.

See for more information about research the Silbiger Lab.