The Department of Environmental Science of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras Campus is seeking a Site Manager to assist the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LUQ) Principal Investigators in coordinating research taking place in and around El Yunque National Forest in eastern Puerto Rico. LUQ is part of a network of LTER sites (lternet.edu) located in the US, Antarctica, and the south Pacific committed to place-based, long-term studies of key ecological issues.
We seek a dynamic and resourceful individual with a Master’s of Science or a Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Earth, or Environmental Science with broad interests and experiences as well as strong organizational skills. Required abilities include 1) excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to communicate verbally and in writing with scientists and support staff, and to supervise technicians, interns, and students who assist with data collection and entry; 2) experience with fieldwork and strong managerial and quantitative faculties, in order to coordinate day-to-day research activities at El Verde Field Station, a key LUQ field site; 3) administrative skills that will facilitate ability to serve as a liaison among various individuals, institutions and agencies conducting LUQ research, including US university partners and the USDA Forest Service; and 4) a high level of proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, relational databases, and graphics software. Preferred skills include knowledge of Spanish, budget and grant preparation, and experience working in tropical countries.
This is a full-time Special Appointment based at El Verde Field Station in Río Grande, Puerto Rico. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefits package with health care. A Special Appointment signifies that time served at the position cannot contribute to time served in any future tenure-track or other permanent position at the University of Puerto Rico. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent including a statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, copy of university transcripts, and contact information for three references to Dr. Nick Brokaw (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin 1 May 2014.
The University of Puerto Rico is an Equal Opportunity Employer