Everglades Research Assistant Position (Full Time)

Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

We have an excellent opportunity for a young professional 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 immediately. Candidate must have a BS degree in 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 skills are essential. 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 driving boats, working with water quality instrumentation, including multiparameter sondes, and troubleshooting equipment at remote field sites 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.

Writing experience is preferred. Previous use of Excel and statistical or graphical analysis packages and GIS is also preferred.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Emily Standen (estanden@fiu.edu) and submit official application at: http:/hrapps.fiu.edupshr/index.php Job ID: 513177 Application deadline: May 23, 2017

For an overview of our research activities, visit our website at: wetland.fiu.edu