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Marine Biological Laboratory Course Assistant I in Woods Hole, Massachusetts


  • JOB SUMMARY: This position reports to the Director of the Division of Education for the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and works closely with an assigned Course Director for an Advanced Research Training course, Staff and Students; the Course Assistant I (CAI) will provide rigorous logistical support for the MBL course staff and students during the duration of the course. Courses vary in starting dates and in lengths. (Please see for information about MBL’s Education Program.) The ideal candidate will be a self-motivator able to adapt to living and working in a new environment.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:Duties include, but are not limited to, daily checks on course equipment, maintenance and feeding of course marine and aquatic animals, supplies acquisitions and setup for daily laboratory exercises, and facilitating course compliance with MBL safety regulations and social policies. In addition, the CAI will facilitate communications between Course Directors and MBL service and administrative departments coordinate recreational activities and social events, maintain course owned equipment inventories, and provide general assistance in other as needed.SKILLS REQUIRED: • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple high priority situations required• Computer skills (Mac or Pc) are necessary• Ability to work well with other people in an intensive environment is essentialEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: • Must have a minimum of one year of college undergraduate laboratory training in biology, chemistry, or in a related field• Depending upon the duties to be performed, some courses may require more educational experience.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires light work (exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects). Worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as viewing a computer terminal and operating laboratory equipment.

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