Research Technician

A research technician position is available in the Plant Ecology Lab at Florida Atlantic University (<>) in support of a Department of Energy-funded project investigating carbon cycling in the Florida Everglades watershed.

Duties will include:
– Coordination and participation in field data collection campaigns
– Maintenance of field and lab instruments
– Supervision of undergraduate assistants
– Participation in laboratory analyses and data collection
– Data QA/QC and project database management

Applicants must be willing to participate in multi-day off-campus field campaigns and conduct rigorous field work in Florida wetland conditions.  Applicants must have a valid US driver’s license, good driving record, and must be bondable (for insurance purposes), as well as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field (e.g., biology, chemistry, geosciences). The successful candidate will be detail oriented with an aptitude for conducting scientific research. Prior field research experience is preferred, as are skills in personnel and/or data management, statistics, gas exchange measurement (eddy covariance or chamber incubations), use of dataloggers, airboat operation, and soil or plant ecology.

Base salary is $10/hr (negotiable, commensurate with experience).
Duration is up to 2 years, with potential for further renewal contingent upon funding availability.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV or resume, and names and contact information of two references to Dr. Brian Benscoter (<>) via email.

Davie, Florida
Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Brian Benscoter