!aquatic biologist position open

Brett Marshall marshall at acnatsci.org
Tue Mar 10 21:34:07 EST 1998

Patrick Center For Environmental Research



 Assist with basic and applied research programs focusing on the ecology
of macroinvertebrates (especially aquatic insects) in streams and
lakes.  Responsibilities include: 1) sorting, identifying, and
determining the mass of macroinvertebrates collected from streams and
lakes;  and 2) performing statistical analyses of data and preparing
interpretive reports using IBM microcomputers.  Occasional field work is
also required.  Position is expected to open near the beginning of


 Bachelor's degree in Biology or Entomology; appropriate training or
course work in the identification of macroinvertebrates; experience with
data management and statistical analyses using IBM microcomputers, as
well as general microcomputer problem-solving. Experience in genus-level
taxonomy of Chironomidae is desirable, but not required.  The successful
applicant will be well organized, self motivated, and flexible, with
excellent communication skills.  Applicants should be willing to commit
to a minimum 2 year term of employment.


 The Patrick center for Environmental Research is located in center city
Philadelphia, with 10 PhDs and a staff of 30.  The mission of the
Patrick Center is to: (1) understand river, lake and wetland ecosystems,
including the impacts of human activities; (2) apply this knowledge to
assess the health of these ecosystems, and develop watershed-level
strategies for enhancing environmental quality; and (3) communicate this
information to diverse stakeholders to improve environmental
stewardship. The Patrick Center is one of three environmental research
labs of the Academy of Natural Sciences. The Academy, founded in 1812,
is an internationally recognized, non-profit institution devoted to
research and education in the natural sciences. The Patrick Center
offers an excellent academic working environment and a competitive
salary and benefits package.

 For more information write Brett Marshall at the address below.  To
apply, submit resume along with the names, addresses, and telephone
numbers of three references.

    Brett D. Marshall
    Patrick Center for Environmental Research
    Academy of Natural Sciences
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA  19103
    marshall at acnatsci.org

*  Position availability contingent upon funding.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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