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Marine Research Assistant III

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Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SF00503
Job Title Marine Research Assistant III
Position Number 107151
FTE 1.00
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PTAA - Professional/Tech/Admin Assoc
Pay Grade Level 5
Pay Grade Range $35,213 - $44,647
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited

Department Information

Department GSO Research
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI


(Please note: Applications must be submitted online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location Narragansett Bay Campus
Grant Funded Yes
Extension Contingency Notes

Position is full-time calendar year, and is limited to 05-12-2018 with extension contingent upon funding approval.

Duties and Responsibilities

BASIC FUNCTION:

Assist in performing non-routine research work. Conduct experiments and analyze data on materials or specimens under minimum supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct research on marine plankton, including culturing of microalgae and application and analysis of molecular methods including PCR and DNA sequencing.

Perform computer tasks related to scientific data processing, analysis, and interpretation, including analysis of high-throughput sequencing data; preparation of presentation materials; report writing, and data archiving.

Participate in oceanographic research cruises.

Handle and maintain technical instruments required for performance of experiments.

Maintain laboratory safety.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform other duties, as assigned.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

Personal computers and printers; word processing, database management, spreadsheet software, other scientific analysis software, laboratory equipment as specified.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:

1. Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry or related field.

2. Minimum three years of experience in biological oceanography or biology.

3. Demonstrated experience in molecular biology and sterile technique.

4. Demonstrated computer experience (including spreadsheet and other scientific analysis software).

5. Demonstrated organizational skills.

6. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

7. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED:

1. Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry or related field.

2. Demonstrated experience culturing microbes.

3. Demonstrated experience using flow cytometry.

4. Demonstrated experience at sea.

5. Demonstrated familiarity with high performance computing.

6. Demonstrated familiarity with Matlab or R.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date 09/14/2017
Closing Date 10/09/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2735

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum three years of experience in biological oceanography or biology?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated experience in molecular biology and sterile technique?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated computer experience (including spreadsheet and other scientific analysis software)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated organizational skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other