Full Time Research Associate in Florida, AAUS Diver a Plus

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Starting date ASAP. Applications will be accepted immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience, includes full benefits and other support
Preferred Skills and Abilities: The Marine Laboratory at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) has an immediate opening for a research associate with a background in marine or estuarine ecology, with experience working with invertebrates (especially shellfish) and vertebrates. The successful candidate will conducting field work related to intertidal oyster habitat, water quality and other critical habitats. Strong preference will be given to candidates with an M.S. in environmental, marine or ecological sciences.
Existing scientific diving experience (AAUS or similar) also a plus. The individual will work closely with senior lab staff and its collaborators in the planning, execution (field sampling and related lab analyses), interpretation of results, and associated reporting. Prior field work experience, including small boat operation and trailering (<23') boats required. The successful candidate should have excellent written and oral skills (presentations a scientific meetings, publications, etc.), be able to work independently, be proficient in the use of software including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and graphical (e.g., SigmaPlot, Surfer) and statistical (e.g., SPSS, SYSTAT, JMP, Primer) software. Prior experience supervising others will also be critical. He or she should be able also to create and follow QA/QC protocols (to insure all partners using identical methods), have experience with species keys, shellfish and associated terminology Education and Experience Requirements: The position requires a B.S.(with extensive experience) or an M.S (qualifications above). The candidate will also assist with this and other lab projects (e.g., monitoring marine habitats, collection of water quality data, and work with lab staff). Applications will be accepted starting immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a detailed CV detailing your educational background and experience, as well contact information for two references (required) ASAP to