Juneau, AK

Lynker seeks a candidate to fill the position of Chemistry Laboratory Technician at NOAA/NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Auke Bay Laboratories in Juneau, Alaska.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) conducts fisheries oceanographic research in the Southeast Alaska Waters, Gulf of Alaska (GOA), Bering sea, Chukchi Sea, and Beaufort Sea with a wide variety of interdisciplinary collaborators in order to understand the influence of biophysical forcing and climate on the recruitment of marine fish and fisheries including: aging and life history conditions for salmonids, the energetic requirements for overwinter survival of marine fish, and how growth, energy storage, and metabolism interact to regulate the distribution and abundance of fish stocks during the recruitment phase. This task order provides for the expertise to aid NOAA biologists in processing samples and data for supporting ongoing fisheries oceanographic research projects in the laboratory. The tasks will involve sample processing of fish and zooplankton including: sample inventories, laboratory analyses, and data entry.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 12 credits of college level coursework in a field related to the requirements of this specific task order with emphasis in chemistry, fisheries, oceanography, biology, social science, natural science, mathematics, or hydrology.
  • At least 1 year of experience in chemistry or related analytical laboratory processing biological samples.
  • Experience conducting RNA/DNA analysis;
  • Experience homogenizing fish tissues in preparation of chemical analysis;
  • Experience with proper handling and storage of methanol, chloroform, dichloromethane, sulfuric acid, and phosphoric acid;
  • Knowledge and experience with SPV lipid analysis, using an organic solvent system (Methylene chloride or chloroform/methanol).
  • Experience preparing samples for bomb calorimetry;
  • Experience working in a research laboratory, following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and adhering to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) cleanliness guidelines.
  • Ability to perform Quality Control (QC) according to fixed parameters.
  • Experience documenting instrumental and processing difficulties in detailed narratives.

About Lynker:

Lynker Technologies, LLC is a growing, Hub-zone certified small business specializing in professional, scientific and technical services. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with mature, results-driven processes and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in hydrology/water sciences, geospatial analysis, information technology, resource management, conservation, and management and business process improvement.

We focus on putting the right people in the right place to be effective. And having the right people is critical for success. Our streamlined organization enables and empowers our talented professionals to tackle our customers’ scientific and technical priorities – creatively and effectively.

Lynker offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and benefits, and the opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions.

Lynker Technologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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