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Entry Level Biologist - Estuarine Research

Company: Cherokee Nation Businesses LLC Careers
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Overview: Great entry-level position for a new grad with Estuarine Research experience! -$52K per yearEntry Level Biologist - Estuarine Research Lafayette, LA -This position requires the ability to get USAccess -Job Overview: -This position requires your presence on-site. - As a General Biologist III (Estuary), you will provide crucial support for estuarine lower trophic level monitoring and research. This position involves dynamic responsibilities encompassing fieldwork, laboratory analyses, and data management. -Required Experience, Education, Skills, Abilities: -

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be willing to work on-site.
  • Master of Science degree in Biology or Ecology or other related field with an emphasis on water quality or benthic ecology of estuarine ecosystems.
  • Experience: internship or extensive research with some form of Estuarine Ecology.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English-language communication.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in estuarine ecology, including identification of phytoplankton and microphytobenthos via algal pigment analysis or taxonomy.
  • Expertise in ecological field sampling and laboratory processing techniques.
  • Familiarity with statistical methods. -
  • Must pass pre-employment qualifications.Responsibilities Include: -
    • Participate in field trips to estuaries in Louisiana, collecting surface water and sediment samples for phytoplankton pigments and microphytobenthos pigments.
    • Process water and sediment samples using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in the laboratory.
    • Conduct microscopic examination of microphytobenthos community composition.
    • Perform routine maintenance, operation, and calibration of field and data collecting equipment.
    • Coordinate field logistics to meet collection and data delivery deadlines.
    • Provide technical guidance to junior team members.
    • Drive a truck safely with field and laboratory equipment.
    • Enter, format, and analyze data for statistical purposes.
    • Assist in publishing data releases according to WARC policy. -
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other possible benefits as provided. -

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