RA Benthic Invertebrate Identification and Ecology – R. Thiet [work study]
Location: Keene, NH
Antioch Univ New England
Start Date: 1/2/22
End Date: 5/6/22
Number of Positions: 1
Hours per Week: 7-10
Weekends Required: No
Evenings Required: No
Supervisor: Rachel Thiet
This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes
Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 0-100%; this depends upon the student’s wishes. The work can be conducted at home, but can also be conducted in the lab space in the ES department.
Method to assess remote work: Supervisor will have regular check-ins with the student about invertebrate ID, data management, and lab procedures.
One Research Assistant will be responsible for identifying benthic macro-infauna (i.e., invertebrates >1 mm diameter such as amphipods, crustaceans, mollusks, gastropods, and annelids). The work requires patience, as it entails long periods of time working with a dissecting microscope. The RA will receive thorough training and work hours are totally flexible. A second Research Assistant will conduct data analysis and habitat and population modeling using the data we generate. This project is part of an ongoing benthic ecology and salt marsh habitat restoration project led by Professor Rachel Thiet in collaboration with the US National Park Service, Cape Cod National Seashore. This work-study position is an excellent introduction to salt marsh benthic ecology and habitat modeling, and may continue into fall semester 2022 if RA performance is strong.
1. Very strong attention to detail 2. Patience with tedious laboratory tasks 3. Good eyesight 4. Willingness to work independently and as part of a team 5. Interest in benthic ecology, benthic macro-infauna, and near shore coastal ecology\ 6. Eligibility for US federal work study
How to Apply: Email a resume and brief statement of interest
Email: [email protected]
Position: work study
Department: Environmental Studies
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