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Offshore Wind Fisheries and Oceanographic Technician (Temporary)

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

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Monmouth University

Offshore Wind Fisheries and Oceanographic Technician (Temporary)

Department: Biology

Position Summary:
Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Offshore Wind Oceanographic technician in the Biology department, which is part of the School of Science. This is a grant-funded position for up to two years (2023 - 2025) through a contract with Monmouth University for fisheries monitoring related to offshore wind development off the New Jersey coast. The incumbent will work as part of a growing team within the research labs of Dunton and Adolf at Monmouth University, working on acoustic telemetry and eDNA monitoring of various offshore wind development areas.

The incumbent will assist staff in a variety of tasks in assessing marine fish communities using acoustic telemetry and eDNA as a monitoring tool in offshore wind areas. The technician will assist in sampling water and fish offshore as well as prepare and maintain a variety of sampling equipment. The incumbent should be comfortable working on various sized vessels and working offshore conditions.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

A full list of job duties is available at

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree

Required Skills or Software:
Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs in order to successfully complete assigned tasks

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, marine biology, marine science, environmental science, or related fields.
  • Experience with sampling and field work in Marine Science or related field.
  • Comfortable working at-sea on various sized vessels (small crafts to commercial fishing vessels) in a wide variety of environmental conditions .
  • Experience conducting field work.
  • Experience working on boats.
  • Routinely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule and potentially work early mornings, nights, weekends, and long days during sampling seasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using a variety of techniques to sample fishes including but not limited to gillnetting, trawl, long-line, pots/traps, rod-reel.
  • Experience water sampling.
  • Ability to operate small boats independently.
  • Ability to generate or assist in peer-reviewed manuscripts and scientific presentations from collected data.

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Posting Date: 07/25/2023
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

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.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

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 387 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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