Research Technician

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Research Technician

Department Name:

Institute of Marine Sciences - 635100

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Hiring Range:

$14 per hour


Full-Time Temporary

If part-time, how many hours per week?:

40 hours

Work Schedule:

Discuss with supervisor

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Estimated Duration of Appointment:

3 months or less

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Description of Work:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a Coastal Geology Research Technician at the Institute of Marine Sciences. The successful applicant is expected to be working towards a BS in Geological Sciences or a related field. We seek a highly motivated individual who can work at the interface between ecology, geomorphology, sedimentology, and coastal oceanography. This person will work in the lab processing samples and in the field collecting cores from small boats.

This position will be based at UNC Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences, 3431 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557.

Position occasionally requires work during evenings and weekends.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Education and Experience:
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Some experience working in marine or freshwater ecosystems and course work in marine and environmental sciences preferred.
Preference will be given to natural science majors with field experience.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:

Must be able and willing to work in hot and wet conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/18/2021
Application Due: 4/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time