job opportunity in Florida

Steven Miller smiller at
Fri Oct 12 09:25:38 EDT 2001


Research Associate for Coral Reef Rapid Assessment
and Monitoring Program in the Florida Keys

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
515 Caribbean Drive
Key Largo, Florida 33037

(position is located in Key Largo, Florida)


One person will be hired to work full time as part of UNCW's rapid
assessment and monitoring program in the Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary.  The program focus includes marine protected areas and also
addresses community structure and condition at multiple spatial scales
in nearshore to offshore habitats.  The position involves extensive
fieldwork using scuba diving and rapid turn-around of data for analysis
and publications.  Field work includes 3-5 trips each year that average
7-14 days throughout the Keys, as well as daily excursions from Key
Largo and other locations.  Fieldwork includes scuba diving from depths
of 5-30 m.  Underwater tasks include rapid assessments of community
structure and condition.  Taxonomic expertise, especially species level
identification skills for Caribbean/Florida fauna and flora, in two or
more of the following groups is required: gorgonians, sponges, corals.
Taxonomic expertise with one or more the following groups is desired:
decapods, gastropods, anemones, algae, or fish.  Data are collected
using pencils and slates so the ability to work efficiently and
accurately underwater is required.  Experience organizing and conducting
extended field operations is desirable.  The position requires at B.S.
(M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in biology or marine science, knowledge of
ecological sampling techniques, dive and small boat experience, and
familiarity with computers (experience with large data sets preferred)
and statistical programs (SAS preferred).  The position will be hired at
the Research Associate level through UNCW's Center for Marine Science,
with responsibilities including the field work described above, and
laboratory work related to data management, statistical analysis, and
writing.  The position is for one year with the possibility of
additional support for several years.

HIRING RANGE:  $28,000 - $34,000:  commensurate with experience.
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Priority consideration will be given to applications
received before November 2, 2001, however applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.
START DATE:  Negotiable.

Applicants should send a letter that outlines experience related to the
above description, a resume, three letters of reference, and an official
college transcript to:

Dr. Steven L. Miller, University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
National Undersea Research Center, 515 Caribbean Drive, Key Largo,
Florida 33037.

For questions or further information please contact Steven Miller (Tel:
305-451-0233, email: millers at

"UNCW is Equal opportunity, affirmative action employer."

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