The Vantuna Research Group at Occidental College is Hiring Research Assistants

The Vantuna Research Group ( at Occidental College is seeking a Research Assistant to assist with its extensive grant-funded field programs. We research nearshore marine systems throughout the Southern California Bight and work on a variety of studies including MPA research, rocky reef restoration, NPDES monitoring, and long-term monitoring of rocky reefs. This person will integrate with the current staff and student researchers. Our research program conducts fieldwork 2-5 days a week, year-round. Workdays not in the field are spent on campus in the office and laboratory. It is essential that this person be able to accurately interpret and follow established guidelines and procedures, and collect accurate data, as well as assisting in field and office activities. This position requires the employee to travel to off-campus sites, and to work evenings, weekends or on multi-day trips when necessary. This person will integrate with the current staff and student researchers and reports to the Assistant Director.
This is a full-time appointment that includes a competitive benefits package including excellent health, dental, and life insurance benefits. The initial appointment will be made for one year, with possibility of extension based on the availability of external grant funding. The hourly rate for this position is $22-25/hour, commensurate with experience.

Applications must include a CV, a cover letter describing research experience and interests, and contact information for three references. All applications should be sent to as a PDF with the subject line indicating “Research Assistant”. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Any inquiries regarding the position should be sent to

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