Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

California Amphibian and Parasite Field Technician

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO and California Bay Area
Closing Date
February 11, 2019

The Johnson Laboratory is accepting a full-time qualified field crew technician to assist in the field sampling season and laboratory analysis in the Bay Area of California beginning in May and concluding near the end of August 2019. Salary will be based on experience ($12.50-14.00 per hour).  Housing at field station is required however fee will be covered by the laboratory.

The primary responsibilities of this individual will be to perform an in-depth field sampling protocol focusing on amphibians, fish and invertebrates within pond ecosystems. This will include:

  • Macro and micro identification of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and parasites (10%)
  • Performing field sampling techniques such as but not limited to: dipnet, seine, visual survey, pathogen swabbing, and transects (40%),
  • Necropsy of freshwater snails for parasite isolation (40%),
  • Data entry (10%). In addition, these individuals will be expected to assist with equipment maintenance and disinfection.
  • Assist with equipment maintenance and disinfection.

To Apply

Email an application package that includes

  • Cover letter that states your specific necropsy experiences, previous scientific research experiences, a statement of how you will support diversity and inclusion in our team, and why you would like to work for the Johnson Laboratory specifically,
  • Current CV
  • Contact information for three professional references (include email and phone number)
  • Your availability for a start date (must be able to start by May 10, 2019).  

Please send the compiled application package into a PDF (one document) and email to dana.calhoun [at] colorado.edu with the position title “CA Field Technician” in the subject line by February 11, 2019.

The Johnson laboratory has made it our mission to sincerely commit to promoting diversity! This search is open to all candidates from any race, color, religion, ethnic, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status especially those from underrepresented groups in science.

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