Position Announcement

Jan Rines jrines at gsosun1.gso.uri.edu
Fri Jun 23 12:33:39 EST 2000

We have a technician position open for an individual to assist in field
and laboratory research on the interrelationships between marine
phytoplankton size and shape, physical oceanography, and ocean optics. 
The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team
involved in a series of projects.  The official University of Rhode Island
position announcement is below; closing date is 7 July.

Position Title:  Marine Research Specialist I
Salary Range $24,610 - 29,964
Position is limited to December of 2001, with extension contingent on funding.

DEPARTMENT:  Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Maintain marine phytoplankton culture
collection, monitor for health.  Grow clonal cultures in large volumes for
experimental work.  Set up and conduct experiments on the effects of
turbulence on phytoplankton, and collect biological and optical data. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required:  BS or BA in botany, biology, oceanography or a
related field; experience conducting biological research in a laboratory
setting; experience with light microscopy (stereo and compound);
experience with Macintosh and PC computers, basic statistics and computer
graphics; experience culturing marine phytoplankton; experience working on
research vessels in field conditions, including experience working with
microscopes and computerized instrumentation while at sea; ability to work
in cold environments and to lift heavy items; ability to spend several
weeks per year at remote field sites and/or at sea, and willingness to
work in cramped quarters on small boats.  Must be innovative, detail
oriented, possess clean laboratory technique and the ability to follow
new protocols.  Preferred:  Experience in the following:  macro- and
micro-video and photomicrography; Photoshop and image analysis software;
deploying oceanographic instrumentation packages and operating
PC/Mac-based acquisition systems; analysis of live and preserved plankton
samples; Red Cross CPR/First aid training; small boats. 

Submit a resume and cover letter by July 7, 2000 to:

Jan Rines, Search Coordinator
(Log # 091286)
P.O. Box G
Kingston, RI  02881

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Jan Rines, PhD
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
South Ferry Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882-1197

Office & voice mail: 401 874-6691
Lab:  401 874-6140
Fax:   401 874-6240
email: jrines at gsosun1.gso.uri.edu
web:   http://thalassa.gso.uri.edu/rines


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