The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Intermediate Science Technician with the Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management. This is a 2-year term, full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with a salary range of $44,556 - $55,695 per annum.
The Intermediate Science Technician works closely with the senior scientific staff and faculty members of The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) and is responsible for assisting in the planning and management of field studies, conducting research work, maintaining research equipment, analyzing data and in the preparation of technical reports.
- Assist intermediate/senior technicians in the completion of field and laboratory work.
- Lead and mentor undergraduate student teams.
- Train Junior Science Technicians and undergraduate summer student hires.
- Lead field teams in demanding situations such as working in near proximity with our Industry Partner and their facilities.
- Follow applicable data collection and safety protocols.
- Prepare draft technical reports including the analyses and manipulation of data, generation of graphs and figures, and description of findings.
- Perform basic technical maintenance of research equipment used in the collection of field data and laboratory analyses. Prepare, calibrate, and configure gear for use by others.
- Identify need and assist with the procurement of necessary chemicals and supplies for field equipment, such as ethanol and calibration fluids.
- Develop and manage inventory lists of equipment and supplies including vehicles and boats.
- Organize field crews for each day, confirm work locations, ensure gear is working and ready for use, and train/monitor that data is collected properly.
- Assist with planning sample collection and equipment needs for field projects.
- 2-year Diploma in a relevant science-based technical discipline, or 4-year science-based degree in a related discipline.
- Minimum of 3 years at the Junior Science Technician level or equivalent experience.
- Required licensing and experience-based competency in handling boats and trucks in a professional setting.
- Experience with field data collection, data entry, data QA/QC, data analysis, and report writing.
- First Aid, WHMIS.
- Calibration of typical field/lab gear such as sondes and meters, or the ability to learn on their own.
Closing date for applications is February 16, 2022 4:30 PM.
This position is covered by the terms and conditions contained in the Collective Agreement negotiated between UNB and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551.
The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.