Employment Opportunities

Research Technician

East Carolina University is looking for a highly motivated candidate to fill a full-time Research Technician position at the Coastal Studies Institute located on the ECU Outer Banks Campus in Wanchese, NC.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing, maintaining, and recovering various oceanography equipment. Fieldwork/collections of the current and ancillary measurements. The technician will collect ship-board (offshore) and bottom-mounted ADCP current measurement and maintain equipment during collection; program conductivity temperature and density sensors during experiments. The technician will also assist with land base radar surface current measurements – maintain, calibrate, and repair as needed. Ability to calculate field and lab analysis with GPS and project software. The technician will complete lab work following protocols, monitor changes and report findings.

The deadline to apply is January 21, 2021.


Led by East Carolina University (ECU), The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the UNC System including North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University.


ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) is a leader in coastal and marine research, education, and engagement.   ECU ICP includes the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU’s Department of Coastal Studies, and ECU Diving and Water Safety.


The ECU Outer Banks campus is home to the Coastal Studies Institute.
Located on Roanoke Island along the banks of the second largest estuary
in the United States, this coastal campus spans 213 acres of marshes, scrub wetlands, forested wetlands, and estuarine ecosystems.




The faculty and staff at the Coastal Studies Institute come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as departments and organizations including ECU Department of Biology, ECU Department of Coastal Studies, NC Sea Grant, the North Carolina Renewable Energy Program, and the UNC Institute for the Environment.


Tour the ECU Outer Banks Campus and learn about the research, education, and engagement projects of CSI and ECU Integrated Coastal Programs through our 360 virtual tour.


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Contact Info

The Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345
Wanchese, NC 27981



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