We are hiring: 2 Research Assistants and 1 Artist Assistant

 

Position 1: Research Assistant 1
Hours: Full-time Project-based
Location: Los Baños, Laguna
Salary: Commensurate with required qualifications

Roles and Responsibilities

Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. seeks two Research Assistants with the following responsibilities to work in DigIn (Documenting Marine Biodiversity through Digitization of Invertebrate Collections), a project funded by the National Science Foundation of the United States of America in collaboration with the Florida Museum (University of Florida) ending in October 2024.

The primary function of the job is to perform geolocalisation of specimens which means assigning geocoordinates (latitude, longitude) from the description of the collection event locality. The work will be performed using a dedicated software that is provided by the project named GeoLocate. About 20 U.S. natural history museums have digitized (or are digitizing during the project) the information about the specimens of marine invertebrates in their collections.

  • Extract and standardize the textual information about the locality of the collection events provided by the curators of the collection (in excel, csv or other equivalent formats;
  • Upload the datasets in GeoLocate and assign the geocoordinates (latitude, longitude) from the textual description of the collection event locality; GeoLocate has many functionalities to perform this task;
  • Interact with the collection curators to clarify the textual information they digitized;
  • Help the curators to download their georeferenced datasets;
  • Assist other team members with the tasks at hand;
  • Participate in teleconferences, sometimes during extra-working hours; and
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Team Leader.

New graduates will learn a highly useable research digitization method and are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

BS Geography, BS Fisheries, or BS Biology (preferably major in Zoology, Ecology, Wildlife or Systematics)

  1. Knowledge of marine geography with GIS skills is preferred;
  2. General knowledge of aquatic biodiversity and taxonomy is a plus;
  3. Proficient knowledge of computer software, e.g., MS Office applications, especially MS-Excel; good knowledge of MS-Access is a plus;
  4. Excellent organizational skills and attention to details;
  5. Good communication skills both written and verbal English;
  6. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment; and
  7. Could work effectively with minimum supervision, good time management skills and high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.

For immediate action, please send your application cover letter, comprehensive resumé with name and contact details of 3 referees, and transcript of records not later than 31 May 2022 via email with subject ResAsst 1 DigIn addressed to s.luna@q-quatics.org or via snail mail to Susan M. Luna, G.S. Khush Hall, IRRI, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, +63.49.536.2701 local 2864. The hiring is immediate and thus, the position will be filled-up once suitable candidates are found.

Only candidates who meet the required experience and qualifications for this position will be contacted. However, we will keep your personal information in our database for future reference unless you direct us otherwise.


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Position 2: Artist Assistant 1
Hours: Full-time Project-based
Location: Los Baños, Laguna
Salary: Commensurate with required qualifications

Roles and Responsibilities

Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. seeks an Artist Assistant with the following responsibilities:

  • Encode and edit fish pictures in FishBase as a primary function;
  • Search and obtain fish pictures from different sources (print and online);
  • Interact and communicate with photo contributors and collaborators;
  • Keep integrity of fish pictures inventory in FishBase;
  • Create visual concepts captured in logos, illustrations, layouts, powerpoint presentations, etc; and
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

New graduates will learn a highly useable photo editing skill and are encouraged to apply.

All previous applicants need not apply.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in any multimedia-related course with:

  1. Proficient knowledge of computer software, e.g., Photoshop, Access and other MS Office applications ;
  2. Good communication skills both written and verbal English;
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
  4. Excellent organizational skills and attention to details;
  5. Could work effectively with minimum supervision, good time management skills and high degree of initiative and resourcefulness; and
  6. General knowledge of aquatic biodiversity and taxonomy is preferred;

For immediate consideration, please send your application cover letter, comprehensive resumé with name and contact details of 3 referees, and transcript of records not later than 31 May 2022 via email with subject Artist Assistant 1 addressed to s.luna@q-quatics.org and r.atanacio@q-quatics.org or via snail mail to Susan M. Luna, G.S. Khush Hall, IRRI, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, +63.49.536.2701 local 2864. This hiring is immediate and thus, the position will be filled-up once a suitable candidate is found.

Only candidates who have met the required experience and qualifications for this position will be contacted. However, we will keep your personal information in our database for future reference unless you direct us otherwise.

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