[ECOLOG-L] Research Technician/Lab Manager position: Florida State University

Research Technician/Lab Manager
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University

Responsibilities: The research technician/lab manager will help support an exciting portfolio of research projects focused on the topics of coral reef resilience, ecological state change, marine protected area design and evaluation, marine spatial planning, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Research in the lab is interdisciplinary, and focuses both on addressing fundamental questions in marine ecology and on applying ecological insights to conservation, management and policy. The job will include diverse responsibilities, so the ideal candidate is excited to participate in a range of practical aspects of ecology.

The research technician/lab manager will be expected to:
– Assist with setting up and managing a new lab, including purchasing supplies and equipment, organizing the lab, recruiting and coordinating undergraduate research assistants, and developing and maintaining a lab website.
– Assist with data acquisition, management, processing and analysis.
– Help with parameterizing and running simulation models.
– Participate in local marine fieldwork in coastal, intertidal and possibly subtidal habitats.
– Conduct literature reviews and assist with preparing scientific manuscripts and presentations, with the potential to be involved as a co-author on papers.

The position will be based in the Department of Biological Sciences at FSU, supervised by Dr. Andrew Rassweiler, but will also work closely with Dr. Sarah Lester in FSU’s Department of Geography.

Qualifications:
Required:
– Bachelors or Masters degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field
– strong quantitative skills and/or interest in developing those skills
– some experience with programming or scripted analysis
– demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
– strong initiative and problem-solving skills

Preferred (but not required):
– AAUS certification
– experience operating small boats
– proficiency with GIS

Terms: Ideally the position would start in August 2016, but start date is flexible. Anticipated appointment would be for one year, with potential for continued employment contingent on performance and availability of funding. Salary commensurate with experience.

How to apply: Apply by submitting a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references as a single PDF to rassweiler@bio.fsu.edu.

Contact information: Contact Dr. Rassweiler (rassweiler@bio.fsu.edu) with any questions.

Open until filled: This position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin on June 1, 2016, although all applications received before June 15 will receive full consideration.

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