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Kelp Hatchery Science Lead

GreenWave, New Haven, CT, USA

GreenWave is a non-profit organization that is reviving coastal communities with 3D Ocean Farming -- a new type of restorative ocean farming that uses zero inputs, has myriad ecological benefits such as carbon and nitrogen sequestration, and works to provide food justice and quality jobs in places that need it. Through our programming, new ocean farmers receive hands-on training and education, support with permitting, access to reliable low-cost seed--which we grow in our New Haven, CT kelp hatchery--and connections to purchasers. We also engage in research and development that furthers the sustainable seaweed farming industry, and support policy initiatives that make commercial 3D Ocean Farming possible.

Position description: GreenWave seeks a knowledgeable, reliable, team-oriented individual with a command of macroalgae seeding and cultivation to fulfill our Science Lead position. Reporting to the Programs Manager and Deputy Director, the Science Lead will 1) oversee and track the growth of sugar kelp ( Saccharina latissima ) in our New Haven, CT seaweed hatchery 2) collaborate with the Hatchery Manager and Hatchery Technician to ensure seamless operation of our hatchery facilities and 3) coordinate closely with program staff to develop outplanting schedules and kelp seed transport plans, among other activities. This is a hands-on, temporary part-time (15-20 hours/week) position ( July 2018 through mid-January 2019) based in New Haven, CT.

Position responsibilities:

● Execute GreenWave hatchery protocols and procedures
● Steward growth of kelp from spore to blade, to produce 200+ spools of seedstring
● Oversee induced sporing, sorus preparation, kelp seeding, and nutrient management
● Complete weekly spore and blade measurements to monitor kelp growth
● Oversee record keeping and evaluate log reports
● Conduct weekly check-ins with the Hatchery Manager and Hatchery Technician
● Troubleshoot and respond to growth or contamination issues quickly and comprehensively
● Develop kelp outplanting estimates and coordinate the outplanting schedule, with assistance from
the Hatchery Manager
● Assist Hatchery Manager and Hatchery Technician with routine maintenance, as needed
● Contribute to end-of-season hatchery shut down

Desired Skills and Requirements:

● Collaborative
● Motivated self-learner with great problem solving skills
● Fastidious, while not losing sight of the big picture
● Positive no-task-is-too-small attitude
● Willingness to get your hands dirty, and learn a new system inside and out
● Excellent ability to create production calendars, set goals, and meet deadlines
● Command of saltwater macroalgae sporing, seeding and cultivation techniques
● Graduate degree and 2+ years of pertinent work experience in a lab or hatchery preferred
● Comfortable taking direction as well as guiding a team through a successful hatchery season

GreenWave is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse organization. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We offer an engaging and educational workplace and a competitive non-profit wage, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Kendall Barbery, Programs Manager to jobs@greenwave.org, by May 24, 2018.

Posted: May 18, 2018


Kelp Hatchery Technician

GreenWave, New Haven, CT, USA

GreenWave is a non-profit organization that is reviving coastal communities with 3D Ocean Farming -- a new type of restorative ocean farming that uses zero inputs, has myriad ecological benefits such as carbon and nitrogen sequestration, and works to provide food justice and quality jobs in places that need it. Through our programming, new ocean farmers receive hands-on training and education, support with permitting, access to reliable low-cost seed--which we grow in our New Haven, CT kelp hatchery--and connections to purchasers. We also engage in research and development that furthers the sustainable seaweed farming industry, and support policy initiatives that make commercial 3D Ocean Farming possible.

Position description: GreenWave seeks a reliable, skilled, self-directed and team-oriented individual to fulfill our Hatchery Technician position. Reporting to the Programs Manager and Deputy Director, the Hatchery Technician will assist with seasonal operations in our kelp hatchery, including contributing to light facilities maintenance and engaging in science support activities. This is a hands-on, temporary part-time (20 hours/week) position ( from June 2018 through mid-January 2019) based in New Haven, CT.

Position responsibilities:

● Execute GreenWave hatchery protocols and procedures, including maintaining aquarium tanks, sanitizing hatchery equipment, and prepping kelp spools for seeding and outplanting
● Assist Hatchery Manager with facilities operations, routine maintenance, and recordkeeping
● Monitor and log kelp growth under the direction of the Science Lead
● Clean and maintain kelp aquaria
● Assist Hatchery Manager and Science Lead with transporting kelp spools to farmers
● Assist the Hatchery Manager with end-of-season shutdown

Desired Skills and Requirements:

● Collaborative
● Fastidious
● Ability to take direction
● Willingness to learn new system inside and out with no-task-is-too-small attitude
● Familiarity with microscopes, and experience working in a hatchery or lab a plus
● Handling delicate kelp seed spools required
● Ability to lift up to 50lbs and not afraid to get your hands dirty
● Comfort driving a box truck
● Driver’s license and clean driving record
● Occasional travel required
● Availability to work evenings and weekends, as needed

GreenWave is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse organization. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We offer an engaging and educational workplace and a competitive non-profit wage, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Kendall Barbery, Programs Manager to jobs@greenwave.org, by May 24, 2018.

Posted: May 18, 2018


Kelp Hatchery Manager

GreenWave, New Haven, CT, USA

GreenWave is a non-profit organization that is reviving coastal communities with 3D Ocean Farming -- a new type of restorative ocean farming that uses zero inputs, has myriad ecological benefits such as carbon and nitrogen sequestration, and works to provide food justice and quality jobs in places that need it. Through our programming, new ocean farmers receive hands-on training and education, support with permitting, access to reliable low-cost seed--which we grow in our New Haven, CT kelp hatchery--and connections to purchasers. We also engage in research and development that furthers the sustainable seaweed farming industry, and support policy initiatives that make commercial 3D Ocean Farming possible.

Position description: GreenWave seeks a reliable, skilled, self-directed and team-oriented individual to fulfill our Hatchery Manager position. Reporting to the Programs Manager and Deputy Director, the Hatchery Manager will 1) oversee seasonal facility operations in our kelp hatchery 2) coordinate daily and weekly maintenance tasks and 3) collaborate closely with the Science Lead and Hatchery Technician to execute these tasks, among other critical functions. This is a hands-on, temporary full-time position (from June 2018 through mid-January 2019) in New Haven, CT.

Position responsibilities:

● Execute GreenWave hatchery protocols and procedures, including cleaning and fixing aquarium tanks, sanitizing hatchery equipment, and prepping kelp spools for seeding and outplanting
● Oversee hatchery facilities operations and maintenance
● Steward kelp cultures under the direction of the Science Lead
● Lead a part-time Hatchery Technician to assist with hatchery upkeep
● Document work in a daily log book and spreadsheets
● Coordinate with the Executive Assistant and Deputy Director to purchase supplies
● Collaborate with Science Lead to develop outplanting and kelp seed transport schedule
● Decommission hatchery at the end of the growing season

Desired Skills and Requirements:

● Collaborative
● Willingness to learn new system inside and out with no-task-is-too-small attitude
● Attention to detail while not losing sight of the big picture
● Great problem solving skills and ability to troubleshoot and rapidly respond to maintenance issues as they arise
● Familiarity and comfort with light construction, PVC plumbing, and use of power tools
● Experience working in a hatchery or lab a plus
● Ability to lift up to 50lbs
● Occasional travel required
● Comfort driving a box truck
● Driver’s license and clean driving record
● Availability to work evenings and weekends, as needed

GreenWave is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse organization. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We offer an engaging and educational workplace and a competitive non-profit wage, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Kendall Barbery, Programs Manager to jobs@greenwave.org, by May 24, 2018.

Posted: May 18, 2018


Phycologist

Rhithron Associates Inc, Missoula, MT, USA

Position summary: To provide species level determinations of diatoms, phytoplankton, microalgae, and macroalgae  using current and accepted nomenclature; to follow established quality assurance/quality control procedures; to seek assistance regularly from other department members and the Operations Officer for working knowledge of taxa, resources and procedures; to demonstrate progression of capabilities by meeting required production targets; and, to work cooperatively with other staff members to cultivate a collegial atmosphere and to help one another achieve maximum competency.

Essential duties:

  1. Provide species level determinations of diatoms, phytoplankton, microalgae, and macroalgae using current and accepted nomenclature.
  2. Regularly meet required production goals.
  3. Adhere to Rhithron’s and clients: protocols, procedures and QAP.
  4. Attend regular taxonomy and staff meetings.
  5. Confer with other department members and the Operation Officer regarding projects, protocols, procedures, and information pertinent to aquatic biology and bioassessment.
  6. Demonstrate continued improvement in taxonomic knowledge and skills.
  7. Demonstrate continued improvement in the efficiency of the identification and enumeration diatoms and soft bodied algae.
  8. Report directly to the Operations Officer.
  9. Work cooperatively as a team member within organizational structure of Rhithron.

Additional duties:

May include short term projects assigned by the Operations Officer and designed to complement and increase knowledge of taxonomic and ecological subjects. 

Qualifications:

  1. M.S. or Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field, or comparable work experience/training.
  2. Ability to provide species level determinations of diatoms, phytoplankton, microalgae, and macroalgae.
  3. Ability to read and understand scientific/technical texts including dichotomous keys.
  4. Good interpersonal skills.
  5. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  6. Ability to use a microscope (close vision, color vision, depth perception, ability to adjust eye focus); and, ability to manually sort microscopic objects (fine motor control).
  7. Ability to maintain focused concentration.
  8. Knowledge of information technologies and associated computer skills.

To Apply:

To apply for the Staff Phycologist position, please send a letter of interest and your curriculum vitae to contact@rhithron.com. The position is open until filled, with a preferred start date in July, 2018. The position is located at the Rhithron Associates, Inc. in Missoula, Montana, USA.

Posted: May 7, 2018


Biologist (Research Assistant)

The City University of New York, New York City, NY, USA

Campus Specific Information:

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Environmental Sciences Initiative at ASRC seeks a Biologist. The incumbent will join Dr. Dianne Greenfield’s group located in New York City, NY, amidst a diverse research community that includes faculty, students, and other researchers. Dr. Greenfield’s research focuses on biological oceanography, urban ecology, coastal water quality and algal ecology (phytoplankton) using field sampling, pigment, and molecular approaches. The Biologist will assist in studies of algae in the NY coastal area, including, but not limited to, harmful algal bloom (HAB) species.

This position reports to Dr. Greenfield.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Manages routine laboratory activities, nutrient and water quality analyses, reagent QC, field sampling, data management, and phytoplankton sampling and analyses;
- Assists the Principal Investigator with the preparation of reports, presentations, and manuscripts;
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Exceptional candidates may be trained for some duties if needed.

General Duties:

- Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs

- May assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation. 

- Performs direct research tasks under supervision. 

- May develop or utilize computer-based systems to collect and analyze data.

- May assist in preparing reports of research findings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience relevant to the research being performed.

Other Qualifications:

A preferred candidate should have:
- Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, geology, oceanography, environmental sciences, marine biology/marine science or other scientific field.
- Two (2) years of work experience.
- A valid U.S. driver's license.
- Ability to work under a range of environmental field conditions (heat, cold, mud, rain).
- Knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following: algal ecology, microbiology, biochemistry, water quality sampling, molecular analyses, genetic analyses, nutrient analyses, or chlorophyll or other pigment analyses. 

How to Apply:

  • Position Title:              Biologist (Research Assistant) – Advanced Science Research Center
  • Job ID:                         18295
  • Compensation:            Salary commensurate with education and experience
  • Closing Date:               Open until filled with review of applications to begin April 2, 2018

1. Please apply using the link below:
https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=18295&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

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OR

2. Go to http://cuny.jobs/ and search for Job ID 18295.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Posted: March 23, 2018


Postdoctoral Researcher

New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM, USA

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher to join a team of scientists at the NMC and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to advance a DOE-funded project focused on algal-algal and algal-bacteria consortia. The project was developed in response to the Bioenergy Technologies’ Office (BETO) Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK) FOA (http://bit.ly/2HBN1i4). The researcher will be responsible for conducting culture-based experiments focused on the growth of algal monocultures and consortia as well as leading other relevant work. This is a full-time position for at least two years, and offers a competitive salary and benefits (health, dental, life, disability and retirement plan). Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or other relevant discipline, a strong working knowledge of phytoplankton biology and culturing, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and a demonstrated publication record. For more information on the position, see: https://newmexicoconsortium.org/home/jobs#technical.  To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, and list of three references in a single PDF file to:  http://newmexicoconsortium.org/about/application. Applications will be accepted until April 8th or until the position is filled.

Posted: March 23, 2018


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