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Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant

Hiring department Marine Science Inst
Monthly salary $2,083+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-08-22-01-4222
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 08/31/2018
Position open to all applicants
Location Port Aransas, TX
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Position is located in Port Aransas, Texas.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Participate in fish husbandry and wild collection, as well as perform physiological experiments related to hypersalinity, exercise stress and hypoxia exposure.

Essential Functions

Collection and maintenance of marine fish species. Experimentation in hypersalinity and hypoxia including gene expression, biochemical assays, and microscopy and tissue collection. Ordering supplies, ensuring laboratory supplies and solutions are maintained, glassware is properly cleaned and stored, lab equipment is properly maintained, and record keeping associated with lab projects.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biology, marine science, or related scientific field. Successful completion of undergraduate classes in marine science and fish physiology. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Technical expertise in hypersalinity and hypoxia experimentation. Previous experience with physiological and or toxicological experimentation. Molecular biology skills including qPCR, Western blots and confocal microscopy. Previous experience rearing and caring for marine fish species in re-circulation systems. Marine fish husbandry.

Working conditions

May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving

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