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We have an excellent opportunity for a young professional to conduct field research and laboratory activities in Everglades National Park, south Florida under supervision of Dr. Edward Castaneda in the Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab at Florida International University.

We are looking for an individual to help with all aspects of research in mangrove and marsh ecosystems. Candidates with a strong background in ecology and/or coastal wetlands are encouraged to apply for this position. Candidate must have a B.S. degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences.

Candidate must be able to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team under the difficult weather conditions often found in south Florida. Organizational and problem-solving skills are essential. Candidate should demonstrate experience operating field vehicles (trucks with trailers and marine boats) or show keen willingness to learn. The position will involve field activities working with wetland vegetation, soils, and water quality instrumentation, including multiparameter sondes, and troubleshooting equipment at remote field sites. Laboratory activities include sample preparation and processing of plant and soil material according to standard protocols. Candidate will help with database maintenance, perform quality assurance on data, as well as contribute to report writing and graphical presentation of data. Proficiency of Microsoft Office and statistical and graphical packages (e.g., R, Delta Graph) are preferred.

This position will be based at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami, FL, USA. The position is available immediately.

A valid United States driver’s license is required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 526040 at https://hr.fiu.edu/careers/ and must submit a short letter of interest and resume. Application materials should also be emailed as a single pdf file to Dr. Edward Castaneda (ecastane@fiu.edu). Position open until filled.

For an overview of research activities, visit our lab at: wetland.fiu.edu.

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.