[Coral-List] Open Research Tech Position - University of South Florida

Chris Stallings stallings at usf.edu
Sat Sep 8 21:19:21 EDT 2012

The Fish Ecology Lab at the College of Marine Science, University of 
South Florida, seeks to hire a Research Technician.The successful 
applicant will participate in several field-based projects including 
research on goliath grouper, lionfish, and commercially-harvested reef 
fishes.The successful applicant will hold a master’s or bachelor’s 
degree in biology, ecology, fisheries or a related field.Salary is 
dependent upon experience and level of degree ($12 - $15/hr).The start 
date is flexible but preference will be given to those that can begin by 
October 15, 2012.

*Required skills:*The successful applicant must be a certified SCUBA 
diver and preference will go to those with AAUS certification.Must be 
able to work on boats ranging in size from small personal crafts (up to 
30’), medium charter boats (30-50’), and large, commercial fishing 
vessels (>50’).The applicant must be able to work in adverse conditions 
(e.g., rough seas), be able to lift at least 50lbs, work both 
independently and in group scenarios (including with other scientists 
and commercial fishermen), and must have excellent organizational skills.

*Preferred skills:*Preference will go to applicants that have experience 
towing and driving boats up to 26’ in length, basic lab experience 
(necropsy, otolith extraction), and basic computer experience (MS Office 
including Access and Excel, R statistical language, GIS).

*How to apply:*Please complete the application at this link: 
will remain open until filled, however review of applications will begin 
immediately with preference given to those received by September 24, 2012.

*Contact*: For information regarding the available position, please 
contact Dr. Chris Stallings, stallings at usf.edu 
<mailto:stallings at usf.edu>with “Research Tech Position” in the subject 
of the email.Additional info about the Fish Ecology Lab at USF is 
available at http://www.marine.usf.edu/fishecology/.

The University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science is a 
multidisciplinary college with 28 ranked core faculty, a Center for 
Ocean Technology with advanced engineering and sensor development 
specialization, a large research staff and over 100 graduate students in 
concentration areas including biological, chemical, geological, physical 
oceanography and marine resource assessment. Additional information is 
available http://www.marine.usf.edu/.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research 
university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the 
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of 
research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all 
universities. It is ranked 44th in total research expenditures and 34th 
in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National 
Science Foundation. The USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion, 
an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion, and serves 47,000 students in 
Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.

/The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative 
Action/Equal Access Institution. To request disability accommodations in 
the application and interview process call (813) 974-2970. According to 
Florida law, applications, and meetings regarding them, are open to the 

Christopher D. Stallings, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Marine Science
University of South Florida
140 Seventh Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5016

phone: 727.553.3371
fax: 727.553.1189
faculty website: <http://www.marine.usf.edu/faculty/chris-stallings.shtml>
lab website: <http://www.marine.usf.edu/fishecology/>

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