Everglades Research Assistant Position (Full Time, Non-Benefited)
Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
We have an excellent opportunity for a young professional or recent graduate to conduct field research and laboratory activities in Everglades National Park and Water Conservation Areas of South Florida. The Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab is looking for an individual to help with all aspects of research in mangrove, freshwater marsh and tree island ecosystems.
Position available at the end of the Spring Semester 2020.
Candidate must have a BS degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences. Candidate must be able to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team under the difficult weather conditions often found in South Florida. Organizational and problem solving skills are essential. The position will involve field activities working with wetland vegetation, soils, and water quality instrumentation, including multiparameter sondes, and troubleshooting equipment at remote field sites. Laboratory activities include sample preparation and processing according to standard protocols. Candidate will help download, enter, and perform quality assurance on data, as well as contribute to report writing and graphical presentation of data. Demonstrated experience operating field vehicles (trucks with trailers, airboats, and marine boats) is preferred. The preferred candidate will also have open availability, a keen willingness to learn, and take initiative and pride in daily activities. Some of the tasks require carrying heavy equipment and maintaining lab and field equipment. Previous use of Excel and statistical or graphical analysis packages and GIS is also preferred.
Job ID: 520968
Application deadline: 4/13/2020
For an overview of our research activities, visit our website at: wetland.fiu.edu.