The Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center (MARC) at the University of New Englands Marine Science Center (MSC) is seeking a qualified, dynamic, motivated candidate to fill the position of Water Quality/Animal Care Technician.
This is a full time, 1.5-year grant funded position and eligible for full benefits.
The person holding this position will work closely with the Rehabilitation Coordinator and Senior Animal Care Technician performing water quality analysis, maintenance, and upkeep on the center's water and filtration systems and assuring compliance with the MSC´s water discharge permit.
Animal Care duties include assisting staff and veterinarians with the care of stranded animals in the center for rehabilitation; sharing responsibility for a 24-hour/day emergency pager; supervising and training teams of volunteers to assist in water quality analysis, equipment upkeep and animal care; creating and maintaining water quality and animal databases; working with other staff members in the formation and implementation of training sessions and other duties as assigned.
As this is a grant-funded position, the candidate is expected to help develop future extramural support for the position, including fringe benefits and University indirect costs. Several ongoing sources for program support are already being sought; the candidate will be expected to take over these projects and bring them to fruition.
Education: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree.
A minimum of 3 years of experience either working with marine mammal in a rehabilitation setting, performing water quality analysis, or maintaining recirculating or flow-through seawater systems.
Computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint), strong verbal and written communication skills, and experience working with volunteers are expected.
The ability to lift 50 lbs, and to operate small boats aredesirable.
WORK AUTHERIZATION: Proof of United States citizenship or ability to lawfully work in the U.S. required before being employed.
For general information on the facility, please go to UNEs website http://www.une.edu/cas/msc/.
Applications should include a cover letter, resume and references, and be submitted to:
University of New England,
11 Hills Beach Rd., Biddeford,
or email applications to
Review of applications will begin on August 16th and continue until the position is filled.
The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages the application of candidates ofdiverse backgrounds.
Please see our website (http://www.une.edu) for additional information.