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Research Assistant/Research Associate-Aquatic Ecology

Apply now Job no: 495692
Department: Biology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title:

Research Assistant/Associate in Aquatic Ecology

Job Summary:

Assist with research on watershed and lake ecology.


Duties include field work, including sampling of streams and lakes and maintenance of automated water samplers and sensors; day-to-day laboratory management; processing of samples for analyses of nutrients, zooplankton and fish; data management; training and supervising undergraduate and graduate students; and assisting with publications.  The position is for one year and renewable for up to five years, pending satisfactory performance.

Minimum Qualifications:

(Research Assistant): Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, chemistry, or other natural science; at least 1 year of experience in aquatic ecology or related field, including field work; leadership skills; (Research Associate): Master’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, chemistry, or other natural science; at least 3 years of experience in aquatic ecology or related field, including field work; leadership skills.  Experience with, or willingness to learn, these skills: field sampling, including trailering and operation of motor boats and sampling for water quality, plankton and fish; laboratory skills, especially those related to water quality analyses and identification of fish and zooplankton; personnel management, including supervision of students and the ability to be a team player; data management.  Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume.   Direct inquiries to Michael Vanni at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Review of applications begins on July 31, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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