UNC Coastal Studies Institute seeks research technician to assist with field and lab work under the Coastal Processes Program. This lead technician will assist in equipment testing, calibration, and maintenance as well as data QAQC, processing and analysis. The technician will utilize ArcGIS software and Python programming to allow researchers to conduct a variety of analyses of coastal systems and processes. Technician will conduct specialized field and lab procedures (e.g. geophysical surveys for groundwater), GPS equipment and other research tools.
Preferred Education and Experience
Prefer a BS in natural science with field and chemical laboratory experience. Candidate with Geographic Information Systems certificate or extensive experience with ArcGIS is desired. Candidate will possess expertise using Python programming for GIS analysis.
The selected candidate will have skills to independently operate instrumentation, equipment, and software to enable researchers to perform measurements and calculations on coastal processes.
Candidate will be comfortable with conducting lab work following protocols, monitor changes, and report findings. Safety protocols, troubleshooting and performing minor repairs are desirable to this position.
Ability to do calculations by hand and computer, make graphs and tables and write summaries of observations is preferred.
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