Lynker Technologies, LLC is seeking to hire a Biological Technician to support NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) at the Kodiak Laboratory in Kodiak, Alaska. The Kodiak Laboratory houses a state of the art seawater laboratory where research is conducted to develop crustacean culturing techniques and examine the effects that environmental conditions have on crab larval development, juvenile condition, and adult reproductive success. Researchers at the Kodiak Laboratory also conduct an annual crab survey in the eastern Bering Sea. The current standardized survey uses a stratified systematic design covering 376 stations and deploys trawl gear from two, chartered commercial fishing vessels with six scientists each from late spring to mid-summer.
The biological technician will conduct laboratory and sea-based research to collect and analyze data, and perform quality control check on the data. Duties include:
- Conduct daily seawater laboratory upkeep and animal care including the regular feeding of crab, working with Artemia sp. cultures, measuring and recording daily project results such as animal growth or mortality, tank and floor cleaning to maintain a clean laboratory environment consistent with federal and state permits.
- Assist with the set up and running of experiments. This will include planning and designing experimental set ups, organizing and setting up experimental tanks and associated experimental systems in the wet lab and/or cold rooms prior to the experiment consistent with specifications of Project Leaders.
- Assist with the handling of live crabs of any life-history stage, introducing them into the experimental tanks and holding containers, establishing and maintaining experimental conditions in the tanks, recording data, taking and analyzing digital images of experimental subjects, inputting data into computer spreadsheets and/or databases, and proof-reading inputted data, under the guidance of the Primary Investigator.
- Conduct field work at sea sorting, measuring crab and fish species, and collecting biological specimens on board commercial research vessel.
Minimum required qualifications include:
Bachelor's degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university with a major directly related in a field of study as related to the requirements of specific task order with emphasis in fisheries, oceanography, social science, natural science, mathematics, or hydrology, plus two (2) years of experience in related field or combination of such totaling six (6) years combined education and experience.
Additional required qualifications include:
Experience with review, validation, and certification of data collected from fisheries research and fisheries surveys.
Lynker Technologies, LLC is a growing, Hub-zone certified small business specializing in professional, scientific and technical services. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with mature, results-driven processes and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in hydrology/water sciences, geospatial analysis, information technology, resource management, conservation, and management and business process improvement.
We focus on putting the right people in the right place to be effective. And having the right people is critical for success. Our streamlined organization enables and empowers our talented professionals to tackle our customers’ scientific and technical priorities – creatively and effectively.
Lynker offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and benefits, and the opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions.
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