Field and Lab Coordinator
The Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP) is seeking to fill an opening for a full-time field and lab coordinator to be based in our Toms River office. The selected candidate will assist BBP staff with various field and laboratory projects, including water quality monitoring/testing and wetlands, jellyfish, and fisheries monitoring and assessment. They will be responsible for the care of field and laboratory equipment, including various water quality meters and other gear, and will assist with data collection, data entry, and preliminary data analyses and graphical presentation using spreadsheet, database (e.g., Microsoft Excel or Access) and other software. The position also supports field and laboratory projects by conducting literature reviews and drafting short sections for reports. As with all BBP staff they will also be expected to communicate with the public informally regarding the field and or laboratory projects they work on.
Required qualifications include: a Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related discipline (e.g., environmental science, marine biology) required; one year experience in both laboratory and field work; ability to obtain a N.J. Boating Safety certificate within three-months of being hired; one year experience in water quality monitoring, wetland assessment, fishery surveys, or related research activities; ability to work in strenuous field settings, including lifting at least 30 pounds and pulling a seine net; one year demonstrated experience in developing and presenting information on field or laboratory projects; and a N.J. Driver’s license.
This is for an initial contract period of one-year, with further employment depending on available funding. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package.
For additional information and to apply, please visit https://career.ocean.edu/postings/7391.
The Barnegat Bay Partnership is one of 28 Congressionally designated National Estuary Programs throughout the United States working to improve the health of nationally significant estuaries. The program is sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Ocean County College. For more information on the BBP please visit http://bbp.ocean.edu.