From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:27 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Wetland Algal Ecology Field and Laboratory Technician
Wetland Algal Ecology Field and Laboratory Technician
Florida International University
The Southeast Environmental Research Center (http://casgroup.fiu.edu/serc/)
at Florida International University (www.fiu.edu) is seeking a full time
research technician to aid in collection, processing and identification of
algae from the Florida Everglades. The technician will participate in
several multidisciplinary studies that investigate effects of long-term
natural and anthropogenic environmental change on Everglades communities.
Field work includes traveling by helicopter and airboat to collect algae
from Everglades wetlands, and entails long days in hot, wet conditions.
Laboratory responsibilities include sample processing for biomass and
nutrient analyses, microscopic identification of algae and data entry.
Enthusiasm for rigorous field work and previous experience with algae are
FIU has an exceptional interdisciplinary history of research in ecological
sciences, particularly in the Everglades and adjacent marine habitats. In
particular, FIU is home to the NSF-funded Florida Coastal Everglades Long
Term Ecological Research Program (FCE-LTER) which is comprised of
>130 scientists from 27 institutions conducting research on ecological
>processes and coupled
human interactions in the South Florida landscape (http://fcelter.fiu.edu/).
The FCE-LTER, together with programs associated with the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Program, create a stimulating atmosphere for
Qualifications: B.S. with experience or M.S. in biology or related field.
Salary commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and
contact information for three references by e-mail to Dr. Evelyn Gaiser
([log in to unmask]). Selection process will begin 1 March 2011. For more
information see: http://algae.fiu.edu/.
Florida International University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable