Research Technician in Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology

Morgan Vis vis-chia at
Mon Oct 21 08:43:16 EST 2002

Research Technician in Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology

A Research Specialist II position is available to conduct laboratory
and field research associated with the joint University of South
Carolina/SC Department of Natural Resources Algal Ecology 
(AEL).  Research focuses on harmful algal blooms, and tasks 
identification, isolation, and culturing of phytoplankton,
determination of phytoplankton community composition, and 
bioassays and physiological experiments with phytoplankton field
samples and cultures.  An individual with expertise in microscopic
analyses of phytoplankton, background in phytoplankton taxonomy, and
phytoplankton culturing skills is required. Background in molecular
DNA- or RNA-based techniques, microbiological techniques, and HPLC
pigment analyses are pluses.  Individuals are expected to be
well-organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently or as
part of a team. Development of independent research projects, further
technical training, and educational opportunities are encouraged.  The
position requires a Masters degree in related field and at least 1
year experience, or a Bachelors degree and at least 3 years
experience, or equivalent.

This position is through the University of South Carolina, and is
located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, South

Entry salary: $27,696 to $31,653 plus benefits, depending on 
qualifications. This is a grant-funded position.

An application for temporary employment 
(, resume, and references
should be mailed to: University of South Carolina Employment Office,
508 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208.  Applications may be faxed to
803-777-0302.  Position vacancy #021026  must be listed on the

Contact: Dr. Alan J. Lewitus, Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Fort
Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412. Tel 843-762-8868, Fax
843-762-8737; e-mail: lewitusa at

Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2002 and continue
until the position is filled.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity institution.

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