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

The Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab is 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 and coastal Louisiana. 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 according to standard protocols. Candidate will help with database maintenance, perform quality assurance on data, basic statistical analyses, as well as prepare and analyze data for reports and publications. Proficiency of Microsoft Office, statistical and graphical packages (e.g., R, Delta Graph), and ArcGIS are preferred. Excellent written/oral communication skills, including technical writing experience (reports or publications) is desired.

This position will be based at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami, FL, USA. The position is expected to begin on July 15, 2021.

Salary range: $30,000 – $35,000 commensurate with education and experience.

A valid United States driver’s license is required.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 523832 at careers.fiu.edu and must submit a short letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three references who are willing to provide confidential recommendations. Application materials should also be emailed as a single pdf file to Dr. Edward Castaneda (ecastane@fiu.edu). Position open until filled.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by June 23, 2021. For an overview of research activities, visit our lab at: wetland.fiu.edu.