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Senior Research Support Specialist - 1603400
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree in Marine Sciences or another related field. Two years of directly related, full time experience with advanced research related/laboratory activities. Experience rearing and spawning bivalves. Familiarity with established application and maintenance procedures for NYSDEC and Town shellfish licenses. Experience managing large data sets.
Advanced degree (Master's or higher) in Marine Sciences or another related field. Additional years of experience rearing and spawning bivalves. Previous involvement in outreach efforts. Public speaking experience.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Senior Research Support Specialist will direct bivalve restoration efforts of the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program. This includes rearing of bivalves from gametes through adults, the maintenance and expansion of bivalve spawner sanctuaries and oyster reefs as well. Incumbent will also play a key role in the cultivation of public outreach and education efforts. The selected candidate will have Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. They will have experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.
The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
- Conditioning adult bivalves for spawning.
- Rearing Larval bivalves
- Raising juvenile bivalves (spat) on shell, cultch, and individually in laboratory, as well as in rafts, flupsy, and cages.
- Growing large volumes of algae.
- Monitoring bivalve populations in an ecosystem setting.
- Deploying and maintaining bivalve spawner sanctuaries in coordination with public and school groups.
- Deploying and maintaining oyster reefs.
- Applying for and maintaining bivalve NYSDEC and town shellfish permits
- Writing reports
- Giving formal presentations
- Communication with government agencies, non-government organizations, and the public.
- Other duties as assigned.
Special Notes: The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
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