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Research Assistant 2 - Spokane Watershed Invertebrates-Biology

Research Assistant 2 - Spokane Watershed Inverts

Research Assistant 2, under general supervision, duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting aquatic invertebrate samples and associated data at field sites throughout the Spokane River watershed.
  • Performing diversified research duties of average difficulty.
  • Performing several distinctly different research functions.
  • Selecting appropriate methods from those recognized as standard.
  • Maintaining records, preparing graphs and tables, and assisting with report preparation of average difficulty.
  • Recommending simple methodological or procedural changes.
  • Entering moderately complex data into computers.
  • Performing moderately complex laboratory procedures.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned or required.

This position will report to Professor Camille McNeely

This position will work 2-3 days per week, 4-6 hours per day, for up to 180 total hours.

Priority will be given to students who have completed a year of Biology or Environmental Science coursework.


Required Qualifications:


Applicants must be reliable, responsive, willing to take direction and follow guidance

Applicants must have a professional demeanor and the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population in person or via phone.

Applicants must be detail oriented and able to enter data and prepare documents with accuracy.


Applicants must be able to work with others at all levels, have a professional demeanor, excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and emotional intelligence.

Applicants must be able to manage conflict, collaborate and work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.


Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors in a variety of conditions.



Student employees are subject to EWU’s employment Policies and Procedures and the EWU Student Code of Conduct. As a student employee, you are expected to adhere to both. Please be advised that violations of the EWU Student Code of Conduct may affect your employment on campus, even if the conduct occurs beyond the scope of your job responsibilities.

All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs. 

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.