Job Opening – Seasonal Research, Wells Reserve

*Job Opening – Seasonal Research Assistant ____*

The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking qualified
applicants for a full-time (40 hours per week) seasonal Research
Assistant position.The position will last for five months from
approximately March 21, 2016 to August 19, 2016.____

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During the first 10 weeks the position will support ongoing monitoring
of diadromous fish species in Southern Maine rivers.Work will primarily
include field data collection through the use of trapping, netting, and
visual surveys.The Research Assistant will work with Reserve staff and
volunteers to deploy and maintain equipment, collect samples, manage
data, and conduct lab analyses.They will also assist with dissemination
of project outcomes through written reports and public outreach.____

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During the remaining 12 weeks the position will support several ongoing
data collection efforts which will include monitoring of salt-marsh
vegetation, surveys of marsh use by wading birds, and ichthyoplankton
sampling. The Research Assistant may also have the opportunity to attend
periodic trainings and lectures that take place at the Reserve and
access other professional development opportunities.____

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Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology,
Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field.Experience with
collecting data in the field and following written protocols is highly
desired.Applicants should also be able to work collaboratively as a
member of a team and work well independently, and should be organized
and detail oriented.Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license with a
clean driving record.____

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The Research Assistant will be compensated at $10.00 per hour and will
be eligible to receive free onsite housing.The Research Assistant will
be granted paid leave on the Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays.
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Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume of work
experience, three professional or academic references, and a copy of
their college transcript by email to jacobaman@wellsnerr.org
<mailto:jacobaman@wellsnerr.org>____

or by mail to:____

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attn: Jacob Aman____

Wells Reserve____

342 Laudhom Farm Road____

Wells, Maine 04090____

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*Applications must be received by February 19, 2016 to be considered.____*

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For more information about the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
and our work please visit our website at
<http://www.wellsreserve.org>www.wellsreserve.org
<http://www.wellsreserve.org>.____

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