Marine Fisheries/Environmental DNA Technician (Temporary)

New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 07, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Monmouth University

Marine Fisheries/Environmental DNA Technician (Temporary)

Department: Biology

Position Summary:
Monmouth University is seeking applications for a temporary Marine Fisheries/Environmental DNA Technician in the Biology department, which is part of the School of Science. This is a grant-funded position for up to six years (2021 - 2027) through a contract to Monmouth University for fisheries monitoring of The Ørsted Ocean Wind Offshore Wind Farm (off Atlantic City, NJ).

The incumbent will participate in offshore fisheries and eDNA sampling trips seasonally (up to 7 consecutive days per trip). The incumbent will be in charge of preparing for sampling trips, processing samples and data collected on each trip in a timely fashion, as well as debriefing project staff on research cruises. This opportunity will also involve participation in report/manuscript writing, presentations at national meetings, and outreach and education.

A complete list of job duties is available at

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field, specifically with a marine and/or estuarine sciences focus.

Must have or be able to complete US Coast Guard-approved Standards of Training Certification and Watch Keeping (STCW) training prior to commencing work at sea.
Experience with field oceanographic sampling techniques, laboratory analyses related to water quality and molecular biology, data analysis and organization/maintenance of large data sets, and reporting of scientific results.
Ability to work extended periods (up to 7 consecutive days) at sea under possible inclement conditions. Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly. Ability to organize and coordinate long-term ecological sampling and data collection program.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree. Emphasis on combined field and laboratory research. Boating experience.
Experience/familiarity with marine molecular ecology.

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Posting Date: 07/06/2021
Closing Date:

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Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

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Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review's “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine's “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

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