Laboratory Assistant III

Under a Cooperative Agreement between the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), comprehensive studies are being conducted on the economics and ecology of Anadromous Fish. The primary purpose of these studies is to provide critical information for conservation and management of threatened and endangered species. The research team conducting laboratory and field studies consist of UCSC staff, faculty, and students, and collaborative researchers from the NMFS Santa Cruz Laboratory. Field work is conducted in streams, rivers, estuaries, and coastal waters of California. Results from this program are intended to benefit fisheries resources and resource science in general.

Under the general supervision of the Project Scientist at the Institute of Marine Sciences, the incumbent will serve as a member of a research team investigating the ecology of anadromous fishes listed as Threatened or Endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. The incumbent will participate in sturgeon surveys throughout California to provide NMFS information that will be the basis of listing and recovery decisions. Work will also include database management and analysis of samples collected in the field or data obtained from other agencies, institutions, or landowners.

Knowledge attained by coursework of a completed undergraduate major in fisheries science, biology, zoology, or other related field.

Knowledge sufficient to perform basic statistical analyses.

Experience with word processors, spreadsheets, and database management software applications.

Ability to:
– travel within the state of California. Travel time and incurred costs are paid by employer.
– work effectively with a small group of co-workers
– follow general direction from supervisors
– work accurately with close attention to detail
– interact effectively with a diverse group of people.

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University of California, Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz, CA



Date Posted

February 21, 2018

Job Type

Full Time