CUNY Graduate Center
New York City, New York (US)
Salary commensurate with education and experience
March 29 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type

Biologist (Research Assistant) – Advanced Science Research Center
Job ID: 18295
Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date:              Open until filled with review of applications to begin on April 2, 2018

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Environmental Sciences Initiative at ASRC seeks a Biologist. The incumbent will join Dr. Dianne Greenfield’s group located in New York City, NY, amidst a diverse research community that includes faculty, students, and other researchers. Dr. Greenfield’s research focuses on biological oceanography, urban ecology, coastal water quality and algal ecology (phytoplankton) using field sampling, pigment, and molecular approaches. The Biologist will assist in studies of algae in the NY coastal area, including, but not limited to, harmful algal bloom (HAB) species. 

This position reports to Dr. Greenfield.

Duties include but are not limited to: 
- Manages routine laboratory activities, nutrient and water quality analyses, reagent QC, field sampling, data management, and phytoplankton sampling and analyses;
- Assists the Principal Investigator with the preparation of reports, presentations, and manuscripts;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Exceptional candidates may be trained for some duties if needed.

General Duties:
- Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs  
- May assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation.  
- Performs direct research tasks under supervision.  
- May develop or utilize computer-based systems to collect and analyze data. 
- May assist in preparing reports of research findings.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience relevant to the research being performed.

Other Qualifications:
A preferred candidate should have:
- Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, geology, oceanography, environmental sciences, marine biology/marine science or other scientific field. 
- Two (2) years of work experience.
- A valid U.S. driver's license.
- Ability to work under a range of environmental field conditions (heat, cold, mud, rain). 
- Knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following: algal ecology, microbiology, biochemistry, water quality sampling, molecular analyses, genetic analyses, nutrient analyses, or chlorophyll or other pigment analyses.

How to Apply:
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Equal Employment Opportunity:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. 

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