Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab, Southeast Environmental Research Center in the Institute of
Water and Environment, Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
We have an excellent opportunity for a young professional to conduct field research and
laboratory activities in Everglades National Park and Water Conservation Areas of south Florida.
The successful candidate will also conduct research in coastal Louisiana to evaluate vulnerability
of coastal deltaic wetlands to sea-level rise and reduced sediment input in the Mississippi River
The Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab is looking for an individual to help with all aspects of
research in mangrove, freshwater marsh, and tree island ecosystems. Candidates with a strong
background in coastal wetlands are encouraged to apply for this position. Candidate must have a
B.S. degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences and three years of
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, airboats, and marine boats). 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, statistical analysis, as well as prepare and analyze data for reports and publications. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, statistical (e.g., SAS, R, JMP) and graphical packages, and GIS is also preferred. Excellent written/oral communication skills, including technical writing expe rience (reports or publications) is desired.
The position is expected to begin in January 2020. The initial appointment will be for one year
and potentially renewable for a second year.
Salary range: $30,000 – $35,000 commensurate with education and experience.
A valid United States driver’s license is required.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three
references who are willing to provide confidential recommendations. Application materials
should be emailed as a single pdf file to Emily Standen (email@example.com) and submit official
application via careers.fiu.edu. Job Opening ID: 519623.
Application deadline: 11/12/2019.
For an overview of our research activities, visit our website at:
Florida International University is Miami’s public research university and in less than five
decades has become a top 100 public university, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best
Colleges. FIU is focused on student success and research excellence, with nearly $200 million in
annual research expenditures. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers including sites
in Qingdao and Tianjin, China 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.