Paleontological Lab Intern (San Mateo)


: $87,920.00 - $191,460.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Monday, January 20, 2020 Paleontological Lab and Field Intern About the Job Dudek is seeking a paleontological lab and field intern to assist our senior paleontologists with paleontological lab and field work out of our Encinitas office. The successful candidate should be motivated and able to take direction and complete tasks as assigned by Dudek's senior paleontologists. Duties and Responsibilities Potential duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following: Reducing the size of fossiliferous rocks using power tools, hammers, and chisels in preparation for curation at local museums in southern California. Stabilizing fossil specimens using various consolidants and glues. Fossil specimen data entry. Filling out, printing, and cutting to size fossil specimen labels. Assisting with fossil salvage in the field, including plaster-jacketing of large and/or fragile specimens, collecting field notes, and transporting specimens to the Encinitas laboratory. Education and Essential Skills Bachelor's degree in Geology, Earth Science, Biology, or related field preferred, but potential candidates working towards any of these degrees will be considered. No specific laboratory experience is required; however, previous laboratory experience is a plus. Good written, oral, and listening skills required. Experience with basic Microsoft programs, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and the aptitude to learn new programs required. Ability to lift heavy objects (50+ pounds) About Dudek Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai'i, and Oregon. As an employee-owned company, Dudek's culture rewards smart, productive team members with professional and financial benefits. Our offices are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities. Please visit to learn more! Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law. Other details Pay Type Hourly * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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