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) requiredor Master's degree in biology, natural resources, marine sciences, or arelated 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.
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