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Marine Biological Laboratory SES Teaching Assistant - Core Courses in Woods Hole, Massachusetts


SES TA DUTIES: Working with the SES Director and other instructors, assist with preparation for and supervision of lab and fieldwork associated with the SES Core Courses, as well as independent research projects. Specific duties include but are not limited to: assisting in removal from storage, uncrating and setting up of equipment and supplies required for the SES courses beginning one week prior to the start of the course; assisting in the set-up of various lab and field exercises for the Microbial Methods and core courses, helping supervise students with chemical and laboratory analyses as needed; helping students with data analysis and calculations, assisting students with field work; and maintaining an orderly laboratory

EDUCATION/SKILL/EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, geoscience or environmental science is required. Applicant should have a basic understanding of fundamentals of nutrient cycling and biogeochemical processes. Must have experience with standard field and laboratory techniques used in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems science such as sampling of plankton, forest and grassland communities, nekton and benthic invertebrates and sediments and soils. Familiarity with techniques of measuring chlorophyll, estimating plant and algal biomass and productivity, and measuring nutrients valuable. Must have familiarity with personal computers; experience with Windows, MS Word and Excel. Prior experience in working with overseeing or supervising college age students is desirable. Should have a valid driver’s license and feel comfortable driving a large van or small truck. Knowledge of boating safety, ability to pilot small boats is helpful.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Position will require some lifting, bending, stretching, and reaching. Work will also take place in a both outdoor field sites and a lab environment, with potential exposure to chemical and/or biological agents. Position will necessitate periods of standing, sitting, and/or walking.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until a suitable candidate is identified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The following documents are required and must be uploaded with your application:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume/CV

  • Transcript

  • References (at least 3 with contact information)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)