Position Number: 00107348
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Applied Ecology is a growing, vibrant and productive unit within CALS and a supportive, collaborative academic setting. Faculty strengths are in the areas of ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, conservation biology, environmental toxicology, and related fields. Research in these fields drives a strong, well-funded graduate program, effective extension and outreach, and graduate and undergraduate mentoring, teaching and advising. The Department hosts faculty in the NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, SE Climate Science Center, and Center for Marine Sciences and Technology.
Essential Job Duties: The Ramirez lab at the Department of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University, is seeking to hire a Research Assistant to study tropical stream ecology in Costa Rica. The individual will work within the frame of our STREAMS project (http://streamslaselva.net/) assessing the effects of natural episodic acidification on lowland rain forest stream ecosystems. This Research Assistant will be part of interdisciplinary programs focusing investigating how natural acidification events impact the diversity and function of tropical streams. This position will conduct research focused on one of the multiple aspects of the overarching project in coordination and under the supervision of Dr. Alonso Ramirez. **This position is located at the La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica**
Minimum Education/Experience: * Master's degree required in Biology, Ecology, or related field. * Post-Baccalaureate experience required with an emphasis on aquatic ecosystems, stream ecology, or the study of benthic macroinvertebrates.
Department Required Skills: * Must demonstrate the ability to be bilingual for this position because the official and native language of Costa Rica is Spanish and will require the ability to speak and write fluently in English and Spanish. * Candidates must be highly motivated, think independently and work as part of an integrated multidisciplinary research team.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Experience in tropical stream ecology * Experience with identifying tropical aquatic insects * Possess good field skills * Proficient in Program R
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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