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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05-31-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Under supervision of the Principal Researcher, the selected candidate will provide general assistance to the Reichmuth Lab including assistance with behavioral and physiological research paradigms, care and training of resident marine mammals, assistance with general laboratory operations and maintenance, data entry and analysis, and general administrative duties including mentoring of undergraduate volunteers in laboratory protocols.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $21.32/hour
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is not eligible for benefits
Schedule Information: Part-time, Variable Percentage of Time: 25% Average Hours Per Week: 10 Days of the Week: Monday to Sunday to ensure animal coverage. Schedule to be confirmed with supervisor. Shift Includes: Day, Evenings, Weekend
Employee Classification: This is a Limited appointment
Job End Date: 6 months from hire date, with possibility of extension
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus
Union Representation: Yes - TX Union
Job Code Classification: 009525 (ANML TCHN)
Job Duties 40% - Research Support
Enter and analyze behavioral, physiological, and animal care data using Microsoft Excel, FileMaker Pro, GraphPad, Expedata, and spectrographic analysis software. Assist with setting up and running ongoing experiments in the laboratory.
35% - Animal Care
Provide animal care support for resident marine mammals, including diet preparation, feeding and training of individual animals, record keeping, and operational activities including facilities cleaning and water quality analysis.
15% - Laboratory Duties
Assist with general tasks in the lab, including cleaning, organizing, handling equipment and supplies, completing assigned tasks as needed.
10% - Volunteer Training
Assist with the training of undergraduate volunteers for participation in laboratory activities by demonstrating and reviewing standard operating protocols.
Knowledge/Experience such as attained through successful completion of upper division coursework leading to a Bachelor's degree in the natural or behavioral sciences or related field, including experience working directly with marine mammals.
General computer skills including experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, as well as experience with FileMaker Pro database software, ImageJ analysis, Expedata.
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Good organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet deadlines.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.
Completion of in-house core training program.
Ability to teach in-house laboratory protocols to lab staff.
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