[ECOLOG-L] Three new positions at the Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center

Three new positions at the Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center

The Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center (CSC) is located on a 118-acre coastal site with 2.5
miles of shoreline on Orr’s Island in Harpswell, Maine. Researcher access is excellent, the CSC is a 20
minute drive from Bowdoin’s main campus in Brunswick, and a one hour drive from Portland
International Jetport. The CSC is devoted to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and major
facilities include a recently renovated Marine Laboratory with a 100 gallon per minute flowing
seawater system, an off-grid Terrestrial Laboratory, a classroom/computer lab, meeting and
laboratory spaces, a Research Pier, and a fleet of small boats. A new phase of expansion is underway
at the CSC. A field intensive undergraduate Marine Science Semester begins in the Fall of 2015, and
new research capabilities are focusing on the impacts of climate change in coastal ecosystems.
Future developments include plans for increased on site living space for students and visiting
researchers; and a new dry laboratory building.

Review of these three new positions will begin June 4 and continue until filled. More information on
each position can be found on the Bowdoin Careers website (http://ift.tt/1vdpuWl). Specific
questions can be addressed to Dave Carlon, Director of the Coastal Studies Center, e-mail:

Assistant Director (posting #S00112JP)

The Assistant Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Coastal Studies Center
(CSC), including administration, user management, facilities and educational programs. Specific
responsibilities include assisting the Director in developing new research and teaching initiatives via
grant writing; developing and managing outreach activities; supervising CSC staff; and assisting
Bowdoin students, faculty, staff and visitors who use the property for teaching and research
purposes. Requirements include: A MS degree in Marine Science, a record of publication and
extramural grant funding is required, and a minimum of two years of research or management
experience at a marine station. The successful candidate will have excellent judgment, excellent oral
and written communication and presentation skills, an ability to work independently and well with
others, and demonstrated experience establishing strong working relationships within an
organization and with outside community. See the web posting on Bowdoin Careers for more details.

Laboratory Instructor (posting #S00111JP)

The Laboratory Instructor will support the Bowdoin Marine Science Semester (BMSS) in the Fall and an
upper level campus-based oceanography course in the Spring. The BMSS is composed of three
science modules and one writing module (see the CSC website for course details), and the Laboratory
Instructor will assist faculty with laboratory and field exercises linked to specific course modules. In
the spring semester on campus, weekly laboratory sessions of upper level oceanography courses will
include both analytic laboratory and observational field components of student projects. A BS degree
in marine science required and a Masters degree in marine science is strongly preferred. Prior
teaching experience is required, preferably in a laboratory setting. The successful candidate will have
excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, problem solving abilities, and
an ability to provide individual and group instruction with sensitivity to different learning styles. The
successful candidate will also have a strong quantitative background in marine ecology, a systematic
understanding of Gulf of Maine organisms, and a willingness to engage highly motivated students.
Must be willing to travel to field sites in California, Canada and Mexico, and possess all legal
documents to do so.

Marine Laboratory Technician (posting #S00123JP)

The Marine Laboratory Technician oversees all operations related to the Coastal Studies Center
Marine Laboratory. This newly renovated facility includes filtered and raw seawater capacity, with a
100 gallon per minute capacity. A recent renovation added a module tank system that can
accommodate a broad variety of marine culture and experimental needs, and a dry
teaching/research space that hosts microscopy, electronics, and molecular biology. A new
experimental seawater laboratory that focuses on climate change variables is planned to be on line
by Summer 2016. The successful candidate will maintain equipment and instrumentation; manage
daily animal care; provide technical support for users (students, faculty, and visiting researchers);
and maintain long term environmental data sets. A MS degree in marine science and 2-years work
experience in a technical marine laboratory are required.

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