Laboratory & Rseearch Technician

Job description

Virginia Institute of Marine Science invites qualified applicants to apply for the Hourly Laboratory & Research Technician position located in Gloucester Point, VA.


The hourly Laboratory & Research position in the Biological Sciences department provides technical assistance to the VIMS Ecosystem Services laboratory on projects related to integrated assessment of ecosystem services.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Processes macrofauna and oyster samples from the oyster reef ecosystem.
  • Enters, curates and manages data for the oyster reef projects.

Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Basic knowledge of scientific and technical principles.
  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) marine invertebrate taxonomy.
  • Knowledge of research and testing procedures and techniques.
  • Demonstrated skills in microscopy with the ability to process and record data.
  • Proficiency in a variety of software applications to include MS Office and ideally other data base systems. Strong data management skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and oral and written communication skills with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently.


  • Experience performing data collection.
  • Experience in microscopy.
  • Experience assisting with lab research or participating in field work.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Specific knowledge of invertebrate taxonomy in the Chesapeake Bay is highly preferred.
  • Strong skills in data collection.


EEO Statemwnt:

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.




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Job No: Position # H0149V
Posted: 3/12/2018
Application Due: 3/23/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Up to $13.00 per hour, commensurate with experience