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Started by Martin Spies, January 11, 2020, 02:17:27 PM

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Martin Spies

Dear colleagues,

The following is posted here upon request by the colleagues hoping to find someone to hire.


Chironomidae Taxonomist
EcoAnalysts, Inc. Moscow, Idaho

EcoAnalysts is currently searching for an individual who enjoys chironomidae taxonomy and who wants to be part of a successful team of aquatic scientists. If you wish to use your knowledge and experience to help people make highly informed decisions regarding the condition and stewardship of our natural resources, then we encourage you to explore the information below and throughout our entire website at

We are currently seeking qualified applicants to process chironomidae samples.  Preference will be given to those who demonstrate experience and knowledge of identifying chironomidae.  Duties include identification of samples in a production environment and data summarization for reporting to clients in addition to related laboratory needs.



The major responsibility of the Chironomidae Taxonomist is the identification of chironomidae samples; therefore, demonstrated experience with chironomidae taxonomy is required.
Knowledge of appropriate sample handling and preparation techniques is required.
Proficient reading and writing skills and the ability to follow protocols.  Experience using literature to make ID's.
Effective communication skills both verbal and in writing.
Experience with North American Chironomidae taxa from a variety of habitats.
Accuracy and speed is imperative due to fixed project budgets.
Excellent work ethic, ability to meet deadlines, willingness to go the "extra mile", and ability to work well in small groups and independently.
Minimum education requirement is a BS in a related scientific field, but preference will be given to higher education levels. Preference will also be given to applicants with at least two years of identification experience in a production taxonomy setting.

Salary range and benefits are dependent upon experience, qualifications and job performance. Benefits include flex time, vacation/sick time, a health insurance plan (medical, vision and dental) and an employer-matched investment fund.

Please send or email 1) letter of application, 2) complete resume, and 3) three professional references.


Anticipated start date
Positions available immediately

Megan Payne
Laboratory Manager
EcoAnalysts, Inc.
1420 S. Blaine Street, Ste 14
Moscow, Idaho 83843

Martin Spies

Dear All,

We are looking for a post-doc and research assistant as part of our Chironomidae survey and eDNA application project here in Hong Kong. The link to the post doc job post is here with a short description of the project via here

Mathew Stephen Seymour

Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China


Associate Editor, Environmental DNA

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