Research Assistant-Part Time

Jul 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research Assistant-Part Time

Requisition Number:

Department: 3900151021-Oliver Inst Coastal Plain Sci

Position Type:

Position Status: Part-Time

Position Summary:
Coastal Plain. The Research Assistant-Part Time performs scuba diving collection research to investigate and assess coral recruitment in the Florida Keys. The position works up to 19 hours per week and requires extended travel.

Essential Functions

  • Develops a molecular assay for identifying Caribbean corals.
  • Performs field research and quantification of coral recruits on settlement tiles and census for juvenile corals.
  • Performs data entry and project analysis for reporting purposes.

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    Minimum Education Required:
    Bachelor’s Degree; NITROX scuba diving certification.

    Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: Yes

    Minimum Experience Required:
    Three or more years of related work experience

    Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: Yes

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    Effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.

    Preferred Education:
    M.S. Degree in Biology

    Preferred Experience::
    A minimum of 25 logged scuba dives; experience with molecular techniques including DNA extraction and PCR.

    Salary Range: $20,000 (Part Time)

    Job Open Date: 07/24/2017

    Job Closing Date: 8/14/2017

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