domingo, 15 de febrero de 2009

Empleo: Florida!

Job Title: Research Laboratory Assistant
Department: Conservation, Education and Training Requisition ID#: (req# 740-TBW)


- Oversee data entry, quality control, updating, and maintenance for long-term databases, including Access sighting data base (with more than 35,000 dolphin group sightings and 100,000 dolphin identifications from 1970-present), as well as sighting effort summaries, health databases, data-entry progress checklists, assisting with data queries.
- Perform GIS analyses and prepare maps as requested.
- Assist with photographic identification analyses, digitally trace all changed fins, and maintain digital catalog of dorsal fin photographs for photo-id.
- Provide administrative support, including expense accounting, procuring field and laboratory supplies, copying, maintaining and updating Marine Mammal Library and reprint supply, distribution of outreach materials, monitoring website contacts, and over-seeing intern activities.
- Assist with proposal preparation, data analyses and manuscript preparation.
- Assist with logistical support and field activities of Research Program.
-Field activities may include photographic identification surveys, capture-release operations, biopsy darting, human interaction research, fish sampling, and associated environmental sampling.
- Other related duties as assigned.

This position is based in Sarasota, Florida.


- Bachelor´s degree in biology, natural resources, marine sciences,
- or a related field plus 3 years of experience working with a comparable cetacean field research program (with appropriate letters of recommendation) required,
- or Master´s degree in biology, natural resources, marine sciences, or a related field preferred .
- Extensive computer experience required with programs Access, Arcview (or ArcGIS), Excel, and Word.
- Computer software experience preferred: ACDSee, Adobe Photoshop, Endnote, and statistical packages.
- Proficiency in boat operations (19 ft +) required, with demonstrated ability to trailer boats, including launching and retrieval.
- Proficient swimmer required. Photographic experience desired.
- Valid driver´s license required for Florida residents within 90 days of hire; valid out-of-state license required for out-of-state residents.
- Spanish fluency a plus, but not required.

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please email your resume/cover letter noting position title and id#740 in subject line and in your cover letter to: For more information about our organization and career opportunities please visit our website at

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