Biological Scientist II

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Jun 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516922
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:60210000 - AG-SOIL AND WATER SCIENCE

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

Coordinate and participate in field sampling including the gathering of supplies, training of other involved personnel, operation of field sampling equipment associated with but not limited to soil sampling, water sampling, vegetation collection and aerial drone surveys and photo documentation, as well as processing and preservation of collected samples.

Coordinate and participate in the construction, maintenance, and operation of experiments and research infrastructure including but not limited to the Wetland Biogeochemical Laboratory raceway compound and greenhouse.

Participate in data management and analysis to include but not be limited to data entry, data analysis, limited statistical evaluation, data archiving and graphical representation of results.

Maintain (troubleshooting, ordering supplies and servicing) field and laboratory equipment as necessary including but not limited to optical nitrate sensors, water quality monitoring stations, hydrolab data sondes, AV flow sensors, depth transducers, automated weather stations, autoanalyzer, balances, pH meters, ion specific/conductivity probes and meters and pumps

Oversee operation and maintenance of vehicles, boats, airboats and trailers including but not limited to gathering of supplies, training of other involved personnel, facilitating field sampling activities and implementation of appropriate field safety protocols.

Participate in implementation and integration of appropriate laboratory and field Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC) protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

As necessary trains, learns about and works with other lab personnel, OPS technicians, students, post-docs, researchers and visiting scholars pertinent techniques, operation and use of various field and laboratory equipment and procedures.

Expected Salary:

Up to $41K, commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field; or a master's degree in biology or a closely related field and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in biology or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with experience conducting physical and chemical water sampling, familiarity with QA/QC and NELAC Chain of Custody protocols, general familiarity with aquatic ecosystems and climate conditions in the southeastern US, field first aid and CPR training, experience with automated field monitoring equipment and laboratory analytical equipment.

Operation of an airboat may be required, with work in areas of excessive noise. All safety equipment will be provided to incumbent.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload a résumé.

Health Assessment Required:


Advertised: 03 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 17 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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