Part-time database work
Position: Part-time position available to help with two projects: (Project 1) testing a relational database for threatened Gulf sturgeon in support of upcoming stock assessment efforts. Duties will involve working with the database to check data import files, help with developing training modules for using database, and data entry; (Project 2) assist with data entry, QA/QC, and data summaries for ongoing data collection efforts from field projects. Responsibilities will include testing data entry protocols, data summarization, and other data management products. Duties may change depending on lab needs and opportunities including helping to collect data in the field.
Start date: Immediately
Hours: Flexible, 5 hours per week minimum commitment. Must currently be eligible to work for the University of Florida.
Pay rate: Competitive hourly wage depending on experience. No benefits.
We have an opening for a part-time employee to provide technical assistance with workflow, data management, data visualization, and other analytical and programming skills as part of multi-year projects on Gulf sturgeon population dynamics and restoration of oyster reefs.
Gulf sturgeon project: https://sites.google.com/view/gulf-sturgeon/home
Oyster restoration project: https://lcroysterproject.github.io/oysterproject/
We are looking for undergraduates and grad students to join our team and provide critical support to help fill knowledge gaps by providing technical assistance in several areas including:
This position will require very high attention detail and an interest in working with data from different types of field studies. Proficiency working with program R is required. This proficiency can be demonstrated through examples of class projects or independent work you have completed. After a short training and probationary period, the work is expected to be relatively fast paced, as we will be working to enter and summarize data from ongoing data collection efforts in time to update future sampling events that will occur within days or weeks of the data being entered.
An interest in wildlife, fisheries, ecology, biology, data science, or geography is preferred. Experience working with capture-recapture or other ecological data is helpful but not required. A commitment to collaborative learning and best data management and coding practices is essential. Position is potentially renewable for multiple semesters. Hours are flexible with a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week. Ideally, the person in this position would be available to meet with other team members on campus regularly. Database and data entry work will primarily occur during normal business hours. Opportunities to assist with fieldwork would require full-day
commitments and likely occur during weekend and holiday periods due to upcoming tides required to access field sites.
If interested please assemble a brief packet including (1) a letter describing your background and interests in these projects (including why you would be a good member of our team), (2) short CV which highlights applicable skills, training and GPA, (3) example products that you have produced (such as GitHub repository, class projects, example code, graphs, published papers), (4) required hourly wage, (5) description of availability to work beginning November 2018 until May 2019. Send this packet as a single pdf to Bill Pine at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Database technician” in the subject line. Please view these web pages for background on these projects include Gulf sturgeon, oyster restoration, or our lab in general. Review of applications will begin as received and closing date is November 9. Thank you for your interest.