The International Ocean Discovery Program – JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (IODP–JRSO) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) is currently accepting applications to fill several temporary Marine Technician positions (TAMU title: Program Aide). IODP Marine Technicians are required to sail on the Research Vessel JOIDES Resolution, which operates worldwide on two-month long scientific drilling expeditions. Employee shifts at sea are 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for each expedition. The technicians assist with core handling and curation and work in one of the laboratories on the ship, which cover a range of geoscience specialties including core description, physical properties, downhole logging, paleomagnetism, geochemistry, microbiology, microscopy, paleontology, underway geophysics, and making thin sections. The employee must be able to pass a seagoing physical exam and must be able to obtain and hold a passport and appropriate visas. The positions require at least a Bachelor’s degree with two years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree in a relevant field. These temporary positions have proven to be a great stepping stone to the full-time Marine Technician positions.