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bioguide 08-30-2016 02:51 PM

Employment Opportunity-Lab Tech-Schenectady
 
Some may be aware that I own and operate a small lab identifying benthic macroinvertebrates (i.e. mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, midges, etc...) for state and county agencies, private companies, other consultants, and non-profit groups. These organisms are collected from streams, rivers, and lakes and based on the particular community structure at the collection site, are used to determine its water quality. We currently receive samples from GA, WV, NH, VT, CT, NY, AZ, and the USGS (including lakes/streams in the ADKS). From these samples we pick and identify hundreds of thousands of organisms from the ~2 thousand samples we receive/year. I'm in need of part-time or per-diem lab technician to help process these samples (this could work into full-time). The job includes a lot of time looking through a stereo microscope. If you or someone you know are interested in this type of work please contact me at: jkn@rwaa.us.

I post this job offer here as it might be of interest to someone retired or semi-retired and wanting to work at something more interesting than...let's say... as a Big Store Door Greeter.

Thanks for the consideration.

Moderators: Please accept my apologies if I shouldn't have posted something like this but I didn't find anything explicitly barring the post.

Wldrns 08-30-2016 03:10 PM

Irecently trained as a wave volunteer for the dec, and am collecting samples from local streams. I wish i could better identify the critters i find in my net.

bioguide 08-30-2016 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wldrns (Post 249875)
Irecently trained as a wave volunteer for the dec, and am collecting samples from local streams. I wish i could better identify the critters i find in my net.

We currently do all the identification for the NYS DEC Stream Biomonitoring Unit's statewide monitoring program. Come work for us and you'll get to identify and learn their life histories better.

Wldrns 08-30-2016 04:26 PM

Sorry, officially retired 3 years ago, got work and activity enough part time teaching land nav to LE and SAR, plus having general fun in the outdoors

Connecticut Yankee 11-29-2016 10:02 PM

I'd be interested , but live in CT , so a bit of a commute. Got my camp in the Adks but that would be an even longer commute. I'm a fly fisher, fly tier and armature entomologist but not at the level of expertise that you are in need of. Would like to learn more though.

John M.

bioguide 03-11-2017 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bioguide (Post 249874)
Some may be aware that I own and operate a small lab identifying benthic macroinvertebrates (i.e. mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, midges, etc...) for state and county agencies, private companies, other consultants, and non-profit groups. These organisms are collected from streams, rivers, and lakes and based on the particular community structure at the collection site, are used to determine its water quality. We currently receive samples from GA, WV, NH, VT, CT, NY, AZ, and the USGS (including lakes/streams in the ADKS). From these samples we pick and identify hundreds of thousands of organisms from the ~2 thousand samples we receive/year. I'm in need of part-time or per-diem lab technician to help process these samples (this could work into full-time). The job includes a lot of time looking through a stereo microscope. If you or someone you know are interested in this type of work please contact me at: jkn@rwaa.us.

I post this job offer here as it might be of interest to someone retired or semi-retired and wanting to work at something more interesting than...let's say... as a Big Store Door Greeter.

Thanks for the consideration.

Moderators: Please accept my apologies if I shouldn't have posted something like this but I didn't find anything explicitly barring the post.

I'll bump this.

I'd be happy to have another forum member working here. Part time and flexible hours. If you are interested send me a PM.

bioguide 02-21-2018 11:27 AM

Part-time work
 
I'm bumping this tread as I'm looking for an additional lab technician to help "pick" bugs in our Schenectady lab. I currently have 2 forum members that are working part-time here as technicians and I'm sure they would be happy to PM anyone to tell them about the horrific working conditions.

Your time here would be spent looking through a microscope picking though substrate for mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, midges, worms, etc... while listening to your favorite pod cast or Audible book. Pay is min. wage: $11.10/hr.

serotonin 02-26-2018 10:31 PM

Bio-

I know a strapping young lad who is interested.
I've been dragging him through our river systems,
poking him with a stick and slapping him with a paddle.

He's well-conditioned to count beyond eleven
and stable flies flee at the sight of him.

He's your man, and will contact you soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOnXe8ttmjY

serotonin 02-27-2018 02:20 AM

Will he receive extra credit for listening to this:
While assessing our water quality...?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yc5j60LSNo

bioguide 02-27-2018 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by serotonin (Post 266154)
Will he receive extra credit for listening to this:
While assessing our water quality...?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yc5j60LSNo

Yes, if he hurry's and contacts me and he works out for extra credit I'll allow him to listen to this on a continuous loop.


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