Biological Lab Aide (19140230)- MT FWP

Job Type(s): Programs / Services
Salary: $13.15
Deadline: February 24, 2019 12:00 am
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Lab technician’s primary responsibility is to assist the lead lab tech with the processing of plankton samples from all over Montana and Missouri River Basin states. This includes filtering samples, washing labware, and examining samples utilizing both a compound microscope and a dissecting microscope. Organisms are searched for using both brightfield and cross-polarized light microscopy. Suspect or unknown organisms are measured and photographed using digital camera and video software. Samples are logged into an online database as collected and then as processed in the lab so close to real-time data of sample progress is available. Incumbent should be detail-oriented with diligent organizational skills with excellent record keeping abilities as the lab processes over 3,000 samples annually. Incumbent may also be needed to assist with field monitoring crews and training or educational events. There will be a training period when technician first begins work.