Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Marine Science
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is seeking to fill a one year non-tenure track position, at the Assistant Professor or Instructor level, in the area of Marine Science with a specialization in Marine Botany and an interest in Coastal Marine Ecology for September 2013. Experience with Marine Technology a plus. The candidate should be qualified to teach Marine Botany and Ecology.
PhD is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, and ABD or a Master's degree for Instructor. There may be reappointment possibilities depending on funding and success in the classroom.
Please go to Stockton's website at www.stockton.edu for further information about the program and the College.
Salary: Depending and qualifications and experience.
To Apply: Screening will begin May 23, 2013. Send a letter of application, resume, a brief statement about your teaching philosophy, research goals, and three letters of recommendation to: Dean Dennis Weiss, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, AA-248, 101 Vera Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 or email@example.com. Stockton is an equal opportunity institution.
Aquatic Ecology Technician Position (Term position for Approximately 12 Months)
Capital Regional District, Victoria, BC.
Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Water Quality Division, the Aquatic Ecology Technician 3 is responsible for the overall operation of the Aquatic Ecology Section. This position provides aquatic phytoplankton, zooplankton, periphyton and invertebrate analysis and interprets, summarizes and reports on short and long-term data trends for source water bodies that supply the CRD-operated drinking water systems. The position also assists with the technical direction of the Water Quality Division Aquatic Ecology Monitoring Program Develops new biological sampling and analytical procedures and monitoring strategies for the source water bodies.
For more information on this position and to apply, please follow this link: http://www.crd.bc.ca/about/careers/postings/
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides species identification of aquatic phytoplankton, zooplankton, periphyton and invertebrates using a variety of taxonomic keys and monographs.
Prepares biological samples for analysis using a variety of techniques which may include filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation, concentration and sample splitting.
Quantitatively, qualitatively or semi-quantitatively analyzes samples using a variety of equipment Microscopically examines samples on compound, inverted and stereoscopic microscopes using phase contrast, transmitted and reflective brightfield and darkfield illumination.
Interprets, summarizes and reports on short/long-term data trends for the source water bodies using various methods including database/spreadsheet reports, graphical presentations and/or images of species.
Liaises with aquatic ecology scientific community for review of techniques, accuracy of species identifications, data reporting methods and data interpretations.
Analyzes customer complaint samples using a variety of microscopic techniques (as above) to assist in the identification of water quality problems in municipal and domestic plumbing systems.
Assists with the technical direction of Aquatic Ecology Monitoring Program by providing technical expertise on the biological components through reviews of technical accuracy and adherence to sound monitoring and test procedures and conducts searches for information on various subjects including phytoplankton, zooplankton, periphyton and invertebrate monitoring strategies.
Completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with specific courses in freshwater phycology.
Minimum 5 years related experience in freshwater phycological taxonomy.
Excellent communications (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
Knowledge of freshwater phytoplankton, zooplankton, periphyton and invertebrate species identification (taxonomy) and analytical, sampling and data handling techniques.
Operating knowledge and familiarity with personal computers and software programs including. word processors, spreadsheets, internet browsers, library catalogue systems, specialized software programs and laboratory information systems.
Work requires library and internet research skills for locating literature and scientific information.
Project management skills with biological and technical information and compiling technical literature reviews.
The use of water quality information system for designing data entry systems, data reports, maintenance of support file tables and database data entry of biological data.
Microscopy and photo-micrographic skills
Knowledge of WHMIS as it pertains to an analytical laboratory setting.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence.
CLOSING DATE: May 21, 2013
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