Arctic Benthic Sorting Laboratory - Hourly Contractual

Responsibilities: Hourly position (20-40 hrs/week) in oceanographic-oriented laboratory for Arctic macrobenthic taxonomic determinations. Duties include rough sorting and identifying preserved marine invertebrates to a basic level using a dissecting microscope, with an opportunity to develop faunal identification skills during the course of work.


Qualifications: College-level background in marine ecology, invertebrate zoology, oceanography, marine science, or other relevant natural science field with experience using a dissecting microscope and use of laboratory scales.  The successful applicant will work with the experienced benthic sorters in the laboratory in a group setting. Familiarity with general laboratory research equipment and an ability and interest in developing taxonomic skills through maintenance of a learning notebook of the animals being sorted is desirable.


Salary: Hourly salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on May 14, 2018 and continue until position is filled.


Contact: Send cover letter, C.V., and contact information for 2-3 references in one document via email to Nancy Hupp ( Please include in the subject line of the email “Reference # JG”.  Further inquiries regarding the position may be addressed to Dr. Jackie Grebmeier ( UMCES is an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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