Seasonal Bio Tech

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Cramer Fish Sciences
West Sacramento, California, US
Jun 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type
Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) has an immediate need for a Biological Technician based out of our West Sacramento, CA office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Safely conduct field and lab work under supervision for a wide array of projects
  • Perform laboratory work, including freshwater invertebrate sample processing and tissue preparation (eye lens and otoliths) for microchemistry analysis
  • Review videos to identify and enumerate common Delta fish and zooplankton species
  • Perform hands on work which may include fish trapping and visual estimation techniques (e.g., boat-based video sampling, snorkel surveys)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Personal Attributes
  • Ability to complete work assigned by project leaders
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Ability to accurately interpret and follow established protocols, guidelines, and procedures
  • Ability to produce accurate, timely and quality work products and be accountable for meeting objectives
  • Positive energy as evidenced in an optimistic outlook, a sense of humor and a disposition to encourage

Candidates must be comfortable with, and able to:
  • work full days in a laboratory/office environment at a microscope or a computer screen
  • work in an aquatic environment including working from a boat platform and wading in rivers, streams, and lakes
  • work effectively in inclement weather, including hot, cold, rain and fog conditions

Desired Experience
  • Stream invertebrate taxonomy
  • Microchemistry sample preparation
  • California freshwater fish identification
  • Environmental science experience including, stream ecology, fisheries, or limnology
  • Data recording and management
  • ArcGIS and/or QGIS

Education/Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone or as part of a team collecting field or laboratory data. Working knowledge of the scientific method and its application in field experiments.
  • Science-Business balance. Demonstrated expertise and be passionate about science, natural resources and resolving complex fishery problems.
  • Bachelor's degree in Fisheries, Biology, or related science degree, or four years of related experience, or a combination of undergraduate education and related experience
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Competitive hourly pay rate
  • Paid sick leave
  • This position is temporary and has an expected duration is 3-4 months, with opportunities for extension or conversion to a permanent position for qualified candidates

Cramer Fish Sciences is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.