Salish Sea Research Center Research Assistant (FT, 12 months)
Opening Date: July 13, 2021
Review Date: July 28, 2021
Closing Date: Open until filled
Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Lummi Main Campus
Salary: $17.00 to $18.50 Max DOE
The salary placement upon hire is based on the selected candidate's education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of position to be filled.
Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 473). NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.
SCOPE OF WORK
Northwest Indian College invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position on the Lummi main campus at the Salish Sea Research Center (SSRC). The SSRC is a 4,200 sq. ft. research center with a variety of equipment and instruments, including an Agilent LC-MS/MS and two research vessels. The SSRC works with our tribal partners to focus on community-identified research and increase the presence and influence of Native American leadership in the area of marine sciences. The SSRC provides the facility for world-class research, and its mission complements and enhances the efforts of research at Northwest Indian College.
The Salish Sea Research Center seeks an energetic individual to assist in studies of water quality and harmful algae in the Salish Sea surrounding freshwater watersheds. We work on marine issues related to the Salish Sea that affect the Indigenous communities in the area. The Salish Sea has a history of harmful algae events, and the SSRC monitors for harmful algae and biotoxins of both freshwater and marine systems through microscopy, genomics, and chemical analyses. The successful candidate will assist with community-identified projects to monitor for water quality, harmful algae, and biotoxins. This position includes both fieldwork and lab work and will include biotoxin preparation, microscopy, and basic water quality measurements.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Research Assistant will work directly with lab members and visiting researchers at the SSRC on projects related to water quality in the Salish Sea and surrounding watersheds. The research assistant duties will include:
The work environment for this position is split between the laboratory and outdoor field sampling. Outdoor work could involve exposure to moderate levels of heat cold, and humidity or rain. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.
The job announcement and application forms are
available online at www.nwic.edu/about-nwic/employment
or may be requested from and submitted directly to:
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226-9278