THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
eDNA Project Technician, New York
Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!
By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities. Our science community consists of a group of a women and men who are leading the industry on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.
We are seeking an eDNA Project Technician to help with implementing an environmental DNA (eDNA) project that will assist with monitoring for the early detection of aquatic invasive species and to detect the presence of coregonines (lake whitefish and cisco) in tributaries of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. The eDNA Project Technician will participate in biological monitoring, sample collection, scheduling sampling trips and underwater video of aquatic systems.
This position will require a commitment of at least 35 hours per week from August through December, which may require work on weekends.
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
- High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in natural resources.
- Experience with basic field-testing equipment or laboratory equipment.
- Experience performing physical work.
- Ability to swim.
- Familiar with underwater cameras and video equipment.
- Familiar with basic powerboat operation and water safety (NYS boater safety certification desirable).
- Familiar with driving and towing a boat and/or trailer.
- Working knowledge of GPS technology and basic computer skills.
- Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
- Ability to help plan and direct work groups, staff, citizen scientists or volunteers.
- Must have valid drivers’ license.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
If you are interested in doing work you can believe in and want to work in a collaborative environment, please visit http://careers.nature.org and search for job ID #49636 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on May 9, 2021. The work location will be Pulaski, NY.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.