The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DAG) Bureau of Aquaculture is hiring for a job opening in our laboratory in Milford. This position is being posted as a fisheries biologist 1, however employee will be primarily responsible for culture-based bacteriological and biochemical analysis of water, shellfish, and wastewater in support of Connecticut’s shellfish sanitation program. Please take note of preferred skills.
DAG is responsible for fostering a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state’s citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage and its contribution to the state’s economy.
The Bureau of Aquaculture is tasked with overseeing marine and inland aquaculture related production activities.
Applicants for this position are required to upload a cover letter, resume and a copy of their transcript when completing their application.
Closing date: 11/21/17
* Knowledge of current principles and practices of fisheries management; science, marine and oceanographic studies or biology;
* Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in laboratories as well as quality assurance and quality control policies and procedures related to lab practices;
* Knowledge of media preparation and good laboratory practices that includes effective cleaning and disinfection techniques;
* Ability to perform bacteriological and biochemical analysis of water, wastewater, sewage effluent and sludge, seawater, seafood, etc.;
* Ability to perform DNA amplification tests such as Real-Time PCR to detect various bacterial and viral agents;
* Ability to analyze, interpret and prepare statistical data.
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Environmental Analyst III
State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture Bureau of Aquaculture
Office: 203.874.0696 ext 112