Research Asst – Benthic (Sea Floor) Ecology – R. Thiet
This position is only available for Antioch University New England eligible work-study students.
Start Date: January 7, 2019
End Date: May 3, 2019
Number of Positions: 1
Hours per Week: 7-12 (flexible)
Weekends Required: No
Evenings Required: No
Supervisor: Rachel Thiet
Research Assistant in Benthic (Sea Floor) Ecology
The Research Assistant will be responsible for processing benthic (i.e.sea floor) sediment samples to locate and sort benthic macro-infauna (i.e., invertebrates >1 mm diameter such as amphipods, crustaceans, mollusks, and annelids). The work does not require a microscope, but does entail long periods of time sitting and searching, with the naked eye, through sediment for very small organisms dyed pink with rose bengal. 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. The RA will receive thorough training.
- Very strong attention to detail
- Patience with tedious laboratory tasks
- Good eyesight
- Willingness to work independently and as part of a team
- Interest in sea floor ecology, sea floor macro-infauna, and near shore coastal ecology
How to Apply:
To apply, email a CV / resume and brief statement of interest to Rachel Thiet at firstname.lastname@example.org on or by Monday, November 19, 2018.