[MARMAM] Job announcement: Stranding Technician

Robert Young ryoung at coastal.edu
Fri Aug 28 09:32:24 PDT 2009

Stranding Technician- Research Specialist 

Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Stranding Technician position to perform laboratory and field work related to marine mammal strandings in South Carolina. This is a one-year, grant-funded position in the Department of Marine Science, but the position will be primarily based in Charleston, SC, and will work closely with the Marine Mammal Strandings and Life History Program at the National Ocean Service Laboratory in Charleston. Laboratory and field duties include, but are not limited to: 1) assisting in the retrieval and necropsy of dead stranded marine mammals, 2) assisting in the archiving of marine mammal tissues, 3) marine mammal skeletal preparation, 4) data entry into existing marine mammal databases, and 5) education/public outreach. Salary is $30,000 and includes full benefits. Position begins immediately. 

Qualifications: The candidate should have a B.S. degree in biology, marine science, or a related field from an accredited institution, be available to work weekends and holidays to respond to marine mammal strandings, and be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Good communication skills are a must. Knowledge of boat operation and computers are required. Knowledge of life history methods, such as reproductive analysis, and marine mammal anatomy are preferred. 

Interested candidates should apply online at http://jobs.coastal.edu or in person at the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Coastal Carolina University, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.  

Rob Young
Coordinator, South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network
Professor, Department of Marine Science
Coastal Carolina University
PO Box 261954
Conway, SC  29528-6054
ryoung at coastal.edu

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