Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Summary The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team investigating factors influencing the sequestration, bioaccumulation, toxicity and transport of contaminant metals/metalloids in constructed and natural wetland, and stream systems. Considerable effort will be focused on the role of macroinvertebrates in contaminant accumulation and trophic transfer through and from contaminated habitats. The effects of excessive storm water runoff on streams will also be an area of emphasis. Fieldwork will include collection of aquatic macroinvertebrates, emerging insects, fish, sediment and water samples as well as maintaining automated water samplers. Laboratory tasks will include collection of biological data from biota and preparation of various media for trace element analyses. Office tasks will include management of complex data sets and providing assistance with analyses and report/manuscript writing. Individuals with experience in aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology, aquatic entomology, ichthyology/fisheries, or hydrology are encouraged to apply. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree and no experience or equivalent combination required. Area-specific certification may be required and training will be provided as appropriate (i.e. UGA HazMat training).