Aquatic Ecology Technician

The Mott Lab at Eastern Kentucky University ( invites applications for one (1) full-time, temporary aquatic ecology technician to support research on the impacts of predator size variation on fishless pond communities.  This position is available immediately and will last for 6 months or until May 31st, 2019, whichever comes first based on date of hire.

Job Requirements: The Aquatic Ecology Research Technician will assist Dr. Cy Mott (Eastern Kentucky University) in managing a NSF-funded collaborative project with Dr. Howard Whiteman (Murray State University) involving the investigation of salamander predator size variation impacts on aquatic invertebrate communities. Duties will include assisting the PI, graduate and/or undergraduate students in experimental design, collecting amphibian, aquatic macroinvertebrate, zooplankton, and primary producer data, entering and quality-checking data, performing data analyses, and report writing. The Technician will also be responsible for maintaining paperwork related to the project, including but not limited to, expenditure transfer forms, undergraduate student time sheets, data sheets, and/or budget revisions

Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for the position, applicants must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, or a related field, although a Master’s Degree is highly preferred. Demonstrated previous experience with aquatics research is required, specifically the processing and identification of aquatic macoinvertebrate and zooplankton samples.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with field and/or lab experience in freshwater ecology are especially encouraged to apply, as are applicants with a working knowledge of the R statistical environment.  Previous leadership experience with undergraduate students is also desirable.

Terms: 6-months, 37.5 hours/week, $15/hour

To Apply: Upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Cy Mott, Eastern Kentucky University, using the EKU Human Resources job posting link for “Aquatic Ecology Research Technician”:  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Cy Mott at  The position is available immediately, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.