[Coral-List] research assistant position open

J.Chris Humphrey humphrey_j at popmail.firn.edu
Mon Jun 27 14:48:19 EDT 2005

Title:                 Research Assistant        


Location:           Long Key, Florida                     


Salary/Term:12 month term $27,000 - $30,000


Minimum Qualifications:          B.S. degree or M.S. degree, 1-2 years experience in field research, computer literate ( WIN XP), certified SCUBA diver, experience with data management and environmental monitoring, experience with water quality QA/QC procedures, small boat handling skills, experience with electronics.


Brief Description of Duties:      Research assistant assists in weekly field work and computer work for the Florida Institute of Oceanography's SEAKEYS (Sustained Ecological Research Related to the Management of the Florida Keys Seascape) and CARICOMP (Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity research and monitoring network) programs.   Duties would include maintaining underwater sensors for SEAKEYS, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, located on the Florida Keys Reef tract and Florida Bay. Diving in low visibility, high current, and challenging environments. The RA is responsible for sensor maintenance and QA/QC procedures.  Duties also include truck and boat maintenance.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License and Open Water SCUBA (12 dives within the last calendar year), CPR, and First Aid Certification is required. Only U.S.Citizens or permanent residents may apply.  AAUS diving reciprocity a plus!

REQUIRED ENTRY-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of: marine science and coral reef ecology; methods of compiling, organizing, and analyzing of data; and safety rules for marine vessel operation. Skill in: preparing and delivering public presentations; compiling, analyzing, and presenting data. Ability to: communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; evaluate programs; work independently, including prioritization of workload and schedule; prepare reports and records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; deal with the public tactfully and courteously; travel; work non-traditional hours; utilize problem-solving techniques; train and coordinate the activities of volunteers; lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs. 

***** Must apply before July 22, 2005******


Please send resume and cover letter to:

J.Chris Humphrey
Florida Institute of Oceanography
SEAKEYS field manager
Keys Marine Laboratory
P.O. Box 968
Long Key, FL. 33001
305-664-0850 fax
humphrey_j at popmail.firn.edu

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