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Research Technician - Applied Aquatic Ecology

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Research Technician - Applied Aquatic Ecology
North Carolina State University

esearch Technician - Applied Aquatic Ecology Center
Anticipated Hiring Range
Commensurate with Experience ($38,000 - $40,000)
Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 9am-6pm (some evenings and weekends may be required)
Job Location
Raleigh, NC
Applied Aquatic Ecology Center
About the Department
The overall goals of the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology (CAAE) are to provide water quality information to optimize management of water resources and to provide opportunities for students and teachers through education/outreach programs. Our work requires various facilities and equipment, such as a state-certified water quality analytical laboratory and real-time remote monitoring field instrumentation. High-quality data from the CAAE contribute to the State environmental agency’s water quality database, and to NCSU students’ research projects.  CAAE water quality monitoring/research programs help safeguard potable source-water reservoirs depended upon by approximately 750,000 North Carolinians. CAAE programs also track water quality in selected estuaries and marine coastal areas.
Essential Job Duties
The Research Technician will perform a full range of water quality analyses in the CAAE’s state-certified laboratory using sophisticated instrumentation and analytical techniques in compliance with established protocols and quality assurance/quality control procedures.

The successful candidate will:
Conduct specialized research procedures and tests 
Perform routine maintenance on laboratory equipment
Order supplies as needed. 
Assist in the center’s education outreach programs, hosting groups visiting the lab for tours and participating in various laboratory and field activities.
Other Responsibilities
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor. 
Minimum Experience/Education
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Other Required Qualifications
Must be willing to travel to collect water samples, and for scientific and educational activities.
Travel and work will sometimes include evenings, weekends, and extended days. 
Must have excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail and record-keeping.
Proficiency in Excel. 
Working knowledge of Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Standard Operating Procedure documents.
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor of Science degree in aquatic science, environmental science, or a closely related field. 
At least one year of experience in an analytical laboratory setting. 
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.

Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
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Expires on
Desired Start Date
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