Sr. Laboratory Technician in the Institute of Environment

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The Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab is looking for an individual to help with all aspects of research in mangrove and marsh ecosystems. Candidates with a strong background in ecology and/or coastal wetlands are encouraged to apply. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, environmental sciences or earth sciences.

The 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. 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. The candidate will help with database maintenance, perform quality assurance on data, basic statistical analyses, as well as prepare and analyze data for reports and publications. Proficiency of Microsoft Office, statistical and graphical packages and ArcGIS are preferred.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at Job Opening ID 523832 at careers.fiu.edu and must submit a short letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information for three references who are willing to provide confidential recommendations. Application materials should also be emailed as a single PDF file to Edward Castaneda.

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