Temporary Field Research (aquatic ecology) Cornell University

Posted: 03/01/18 | SHARE:


  • Working on an US EPA Great Lakes biological monitoring program
  • Primary responsibility will be processing Mysis diluviana (opossum shrimp) samples from all 5 Laurentian Great Lakes using a dissecting microscope
  • Possibility of participation on Great Lakes research cruises aboard the US EPA’s RV Lake Guardian to assist in the collection of Mysid, Zooplankton, and Chlorophyll samples
  • Possibility of learning zooplankton taxonomy from experienced Technicians and contributing to the processing of Lake Ontario 2018 CSMI zooplankton samples


A recent graduate of a natural sciences undergraduate program, that has interest in aquatic ecology for a Temporary Service Technician role.   

Additional Information:

There is no set start date for this position, but we hoped to fill by early May.  Initially it is a temporary (three month) position to complete a specific task at hand (a set of mysid shrimp samples) but does have the opportunity to expand to other tasks for continuation. 

Onsite housing is available with a month-to-month lease agreement.

To Apply:

Send updated resume and contact information with three references and available start date to Dr. Jim Watkins (jmw237@cornell.edu)

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