California Amphibian and Parasite Lead & Field Technicians

The Johnson Laboratory ( is accepting

applications for one lead technician and one field technician. Successful

applicants will work in the beautiful Bay Area of California beginning in

May and concluding in August 2020.

*The Johnson laboratory has made it our mission to sincerely commit to

promoting diversity! This search is open to all candidates from any race,

color, religion, ethnic, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual

orientation, disability, age, or veteran status especially those from

underrepresented groups in science.*

The Johnson Laboratory is accepting applications for one full-time

qualified lead technician and one field technician to assist in the field

sampling season and laboratory analysis in the Bay Area of California

beginning in May and concluding near the end of August 2020. The primary

responsibilities of these individuals will be in-depth field sampling

focused on amphibians, fish, and invertebrates within pond ecosystems. This

will include (i) macro and micro identification of amphibians, fish,

invertebrates, and parasites (10%), (ii) performing field sampling

techniques such as but not limited to: dipnet, seine, visual survey,

pathogen swabbing, and transects (40%), (iii) dissection of freshwater

snails for parasite isolation (40%), and (iv) data entry (10%). In

addition, these individuals will be expected to assist with equipment

maintenance and disinfection. Salary will be based on experience and

position ($12.00-16.00 per hour). Applicants for the lead technician

position should have prior experience overseeing field operations. Field

station housing costs are covered by the Johnson Lab, but some field

equipment is required.

*To Apply:*

To apply for the amphibian lead or field technician position, email an

application package that includes (i) a cover letter that states your

specific field experiences, previous scientific research experiences, and a

statement of how you will support diversity and inclusion in our team and

why you would like to work for the Johnson Laboratory specifically, (ii) a

current CV/resume, (iii) contact information for three professional

references (include email and phone number) and your availability for a

start date (must be able to start by May 10th 2020). Please send the

compiled application package as a PDF (*one document*) titled

‘LastName_FirstName_Resume’ and email to by

February 14, 2020. *Please include “CA Lead Technician” or “CA Field

Technician” in the email subject line*, depending on which position you are

applying to.