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Aquatic Ecologist Lake Champlain Research Institute

Lake Champlain Research Institute, SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, New York

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 48.000 (Minimum)
Required Experience 7+ years

OVERVIEW

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (RF-SUNY) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Aquatics Scientist/Limnologist with The Lake Champlain Research Institute at SUNY Plattsburgh. The position will serve as a Project Coordinator for a study titled Deep Lake Limnology in Lake Champlain: The Role of Climate Change and Storm Events on Lake Vertical Structure. This is a full time, 12-month position, with the Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, nonprofit corporation. The RF offers comprehensive and low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance, basic and optional retirement plans, employer paid life insurance, tuition waivers, and other benefits.

This position is Monday through Friday with paid holidays off and a desirable vacation package. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate/manage the Lake Champlain Deep Lake Limnology Study.
  • Develop and implement study methods and quality assurance protocols.
  • Preparation of field equipment, boat up-keep, and boat operations on Lake Champlain
  • Coordinate and participate in field data collection, to include limnological methods/plankton sampling, deployment of data bouys, and boat operation.
  • Taxonomy/Identification of plankton samples.
  • Manage/create database, handling of large data sets from field buoys, data set preparation, statistical interpretation, and analysis of key findings, and preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Serve on external committee when assigned/appointed.
  • Assist in supervision and management of undergraduate and graduate interns.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Assist in LCRI planning and support field and laboratory work for other research and monitoring projects as part of the Lake Champlain Research Institute team.

Required Education/Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the sciences, with a focus on aquatic biology or limnology and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. Strong M.S. candidates will be considered.
    • Must have experience with limnological field sampling techniques.
    • Evidence of taxonomic ability to identify freshwater plankton, including zooplankton and phytoplankton.
    • Experience with R, analysis of community level data including multivariate techniques, and ability to handle large data sets from remote buoys.
    • Experience with project coordination/supervision in aquatic systems.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Prefer prior training/experience with boat operation and/or outdoor safety training and working with groups in a field/remote setting. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Salary:

$48,000 - $55,000 with a comprehensive benefits package

This position will remain open until filled.

Apply to:

Submit vitae/resume, cover letter, list of references and a statement of research interests.

Research Foundation for SUNY

Box RF 2023- 8

260 Beaumont Hall

101 Broad Street

Plattsburgh, New York 12901

FAX: 518-564-2157

Email: RFHRappy@plattsburgh.edu  or send C.V. and cover letter to timothy.mihuc@plattsburgh.edu 

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply to:

Submit vitae/resume, cover letter, list of references and a statement of research interests.

Research Foundation for SUNY

Box RF 2023- 8

260 Beaumont Hall

101 Broad Street

Plattsburgh, New York 12901

FAX: 518-564-2157

Email: RFHRappy@plattsburgh.edu  or send C.V. and cover letter to timothy.mihuc@plattsburgh.edu 

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Category Fisheries , Hydrology , Ecology