Biological Scientist III

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 14, 2021
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist III

Job Description:

This position will be expected to use their expertise to contribute to accomplish the goals of the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (NCAP) and adjacent Aquatic Preserves. Specifically, this position will be expected to:

-Lead NCAP water quality and natural resource monitoring. Ensure field and lab procedures are followed in accordance with SOPs.

-Supervise water quality and natural resource data entry. Ensure data are entered according to appropriate format and QA/QC plans. Prepare quarterly reports and data summaries.

Participate in NCAP management tasks such as:
-Provide input and support for the NCAP permit review process.
-Provide input to the stakeholder meetings, and participate, as appropriate.
-Support NCAP Management Plan development
-Provide input to the Advisory Committee working group meetings, and participate, as appropriate.
-Assist with operations, administrative functions, and interagency (DEP-UF) coordination

Participate in emergency preparedness and response activities
Attend meetings, trainings, and conferences as a representative of UF and DEP
Assist with the development of grant proposals to further the mission of UF and the NCAP

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field and seven years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree in biology or a closely related field and five years of relevant experience; Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field and two years of relevant experience.

State of Florida driver license

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate training (MS, PhD) in related area. ABD will be considered.
Five years of research experience in marine and estuarine ecosystems.
Knowledge of scientific methods including experimental design, data collection, and statistical and/or spatial analyses, especially for applied management applications.
Experience in both field and laboratory-oriented procedures, especially those relevant to water quality and benthic habitat sampling in shallow water (e.g., outboard motor and airboat operation, instrument calibration, seagrass transect and quadrat experience).
High-level communication skills, both oral and written.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

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

This is a time-limited position.

Health Assessment Required:No