The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is seeking a highly
qualified Research Assistant to be based at the Smithsonian Marine
Station in Fort Pierce, FL. The successful applicant will conduct field
and laboratory-based research on mangrove and salt-marsh ecosystems in
Florida, USA, with occasional domestic and international travel
required. Required qualifications / skills: (1) a Master's degree in
ecology, environmental science, geography, invasion biology,
quantitative ecology, or a closely related discipline (in some cases a
Bachelor's degree plus experience would also qualify); (2) strong field
and laboratory skills; and (3) excellent written and oral communication
abilities. Proficiency with statistics, large datasets, remote sensing,
and geographic information systems are a plus.
How to apply: (1) submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications
for the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) relevant
publications or other evidence of written communication abilities; (4)
names and contact information (email address, phone number) for two
professional references, and (5) undergraduate and graduate unofficial
transcripts. Email your application as a single PDF file to
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Review of applications will begin on 4/16/2012 and will continue until
the position is filled. The desired start date is negotiable. This is a
full-time, non-federal position at 40 hrs/wk. Starting salary is $42,209
and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Successful applicants
must pass a background investigation prior to the start of employment.
Questions may be sent to Dr. John Parker at [log in to unmask] with the
words "mangrove technician question" in the subject line. The
Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
John D. Parker, Ph.D.
Research Ecologist, Senior Scientist
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
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