Job opening at UGAMI: Research Technician II

Research Technician II

Target Audience(s): Technician/Staff

Institution: University of Georgia Marine Institute

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Position Description: This position is based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, GA. The selected individual will serve as a field technician for the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Program ( and will work with other technicians in residence at the Marine Institute.

Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree and some relevant experience required.

Area-specific certification may be required and training will be provided as appropriate (i.e. UGA HazMat training).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. in an Environmental Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geology),
  • US Coast Guard Captains license,
  • First aid certification

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required:

  • Field research experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Small boat piloting experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies required to successfully perform work:

  • Must be able to operate trucks and small boats safely and effectively.
  • Must have basic computer skills, including experience with email, work-processing, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Must have good people skills and be able to work as part of a team.

Physical Demands: The position will occasionally require strenuous physical activity and irregular hours. Much of the work is done outdoors in hot, muddy, and buggy conditions.

Work Hours: Generally, 8:30 – 5:00 M – F; although field work may require early or late hours and occasional weekends.

Posting Date: 11-22-2016

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Proposed Starting Date: 12-01-2016

Salary Range: $23,500 (negotiable)

Position Type: Permanent Position

Funding Source(s): National Science Foundation (NSF)

How to Apply: Position can be found on the University of Georgia employment page

Application Closing Date: Until position is filled.