The Florida Program for Shark Research (FPSR) at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, is seeking candidates for a full time Field Research Biologist position. The successful applicant will conduct studies on the movements and abundance of elasmobranchs within coastal waters of Florida. Duties of the position include: planning and leading field sampling trips, supervising field technician(s) and interns, managing permit and grant applications, data analysis, report preparation, and small boat maintenance.
Minimum Requirements: A master’s degree in biology or related discipline and one year of appropriate experience, or a bachelor’s degree in biology or related discipline and two years of appropriate experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience tracking fishes using passive, active and satellite telemetry techniques; experience handling, measuring, and tagging elasmobranchs and other fishes in harsh conditions; knowledge of Florida fish fauna; experience maintaining, towing and driving small research vessels; experience with a variety of fishing gears and associated maintenance; experience with database management; experience with statistical packages such as SAS or R.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Frequent overnight trips and work on weekends will be required. This is a programmatic core position that best suits a person with a burning desire to work with elasmobranchs and be part of an active research program. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, complete CV and contact information for two references to George Burgess (electronic is best – firstname.lastname@example.org).
Salary: Salary range commensurate qualifications and experience. The position has one year of guaranteed funding with additional years of funding pending
Closing Date: 30th August 2011