Job Announcement: Florida Keys

Steven Miller smiller at
Thu Aug 29 16:13:56 EDT 2002

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Research Associate for Coral Reef Rapid
Assessment and Monitoring Program in the Florida Keys
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW)

(position is located in Key Largo, Florida)


One person will be hired to work full time as part of UNCW's coral reef
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.  Every year, there are 3-5 extended field
trips that average 7 to 14 days throughout the Keys, as well as periodic
daily excursions from Key Largo and other locations.  Fieldwork includes
scuba diving to 35 m.  Underwater tasks include in situ assessments of
species richness, density, and other ecological parameters.  Taxonomic
expertise - at the species level for Caribbean/Florida fauna - in two of
the following groups is required: gorgonians, sponges, corals.
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and accurately underwater is
required. The position also requires: a B.S. (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred)
in biology or marine science; at least three years of field experience;
dive and small boat experience; familiarity with computers and GIS; and
experience managing large data sets.  Experience organizing and
conducting extended field operations is desirable as is statistical
expertise using SAS.  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 - $36,000:  commensurate with experience.
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Applications received before September 18, 2002,
will receive priority.
START DATE:  Negotiable, but not sooner than October 7, 2002.

Applicants should send a letter that outlines experience related to the
above description, a resume, and names of three people for letters of
reference 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 an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer."
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