Location: Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3), Summerland Key, Florida
Anticipated start date: March 15, 2019
Primary Function: This position is primarily responsible for the implementation and management of several coral resilience experiments being conducted within the outdoor raceways at the Elizabeth Moore IC2R3.
Oversee and manage coral experiments including experimental set up, data collection, data analysis, and report writing
Maintain database of coral measurements assessing health state
Conduct tank maintenance associated with ongoing coral resilience related projects at IC2R3
Maintain equipment used to assess water quality and coral health state
Undertake assays and process samples for various biological analyses
Apply laboratory assays to assess coral holobiont health
Process data and conduct data analysis
Assist in the production of quarterly reports
Additional duties will include supervising interns and volunteers and conducting education and outreach activities as needed.
Minimum Qualifications or Requirements:
B.S. degree in the marine or biological sciences from an accredited college or university.
M.S. degree with experience in coral-reef related research is preferred
Valid Florida driver's license.
Ability to be an adaptable and collegial member of team, self-motivated and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
Be a team leader and mentor undergraduate interns
Comfortable working long hours at outdoor raceways
Capable of lifting ~50 lbs
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience working within wet lab environments and coral maintenance
Familiarity with PAM fluorometry, respiration chambers, carbonate chemistry analysis, and climate change and ocean acidification research is preferred
Experience designing and implementing independent research projects
Working knowledge of computer software (Windows, Word, Excel and R) for entering and analyzing data
Dive certifications at open water level with previous research diving experience and Rescue Diver certification preferred.
Weekend and evening work may be required frequently
Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm February 22, 2019 to HumanResources [at] mote.org. Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.