[Coral-List] Employment Opportunity - Florida Keys - Lobster Research

Glazer, Bob Bob.Glazer at MyFWC.com
Thu Apr 23 13:34:05 EDT 2009

Research Assistant | Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Marathon, FL 


Salary: $16.00/hour, full time. 


Starting date: Mid May 2009. Applications will be accepted immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Closing: Until filled. 


Location: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Fish and Wildlife Research Institute; South Florida Regional laboratory; 2796 Oversea Hwy, Suite 119; Marathon, Florida 33050


Responsibilities: A research assistant is needed for an immediate opening to conduct fisheries-based and habitat-based research on spiny lobster with the FWRI/SFRL lobster research program. The successful applicant will coordinate an ongoing research project on the lobster fishery and its affect on coral habitats in the Florida Keys. The individual will conduct underwater assessments of habitat, conduct lobster population surveys, manage databases, conduct analysis, and prepare reports and publications.  Numerous opportunities for writing publications are available.


Qualifications: Marine or ecological sciences background required, a MS degree preferred. Extensive scientific diving required (dive certification is required, scientific dive experience and AAUS certified diver is preferred). The applicant should be familiar with Caribbean marine flora and fauna.  The successful candidate should have excellent written and oral skills, be able to work independently, and be proficient in the use of PC software including MS office, graphical, and statistical software. Prior field work experience, including the operation and trailering of small (<25') boats is desirable. Applicants must be able to move equipment ≥ 50 lbs and possess a valid driver's license. You must be US Citizen or a legal U.S. resident or have a current U.S. Work Visa.


Contact: For more information, contact Tom Matthews. Phone: 305-289-2330

Email Address: Tom.Matthews at MyFWC.com


Please send a detailed CV which includes your educational background and experience, contact information, and two references




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