Canopy Science and Wetland Ecology Technician – Florida

The Scheffers lab is looking for a multi-skilled field technician that can support graduate students on a variety of projects ranging from the study of frogs and reptiles in forest canopies, sampling macroinvertebrates from surrounding wetlands, and executing physiological experiments to determine animal performance at different temperatures. Sampling of temperature and=

macro invertebrates will also be done in the crystal clear, first magnitude springs of North Florida. Again, this is an eclectic position and the technician will learn a diversity of field techniques executed on a diversity of taxa. Skills will include technical climbing of trees with ropes, lab experimentation and animal/habitat surveys, among others.

Opportunity: As part of this position, we will encourage the technician to conduct an independent research project and work closely with graduate students and post-docs in the lab to publish this work. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to improve their CV for graduate school.=

Location: Gainesville, Florida and surrounding ecosystems Work schedule and hours: Variable (40 hours/week typical). Work will include unusual hours (nights and/or early mornings) and is expected on weekdays,=

weekends, and possibly holidays. Employment Dates: We are hiring one technician to begin immediately 25 August 2017 to 31 December 2017. There is the opportunity for extension of this position, depending on performance.=

Agency: University of Florida =96 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Location: Gainesville, Florida

Job Category:Temporary/Seasonal Positions

Salary: Approximately $2400/month, dependent on experience.

Last Date to Apply: 8/18/2017 (to be filled immediately) Website


Enthusiasm for working with wildlife and topics relating to conservation required. Experience with capturing and handling a range of taxa is desirable, especially frogs, reptiles and macroinvertebrates. Applicants must be comfortable working in isolated, rural settings in challenging field conditions. Self-motivation, the ability to work well alone and work and live well with others, a sense of humor, positive attitude, and the desire to spend long hours in the field are essential. Long days and early/late work schedules expected. A valid drivers=92 license with fewer than 6 points is required.

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Apply by August 18, 2017. Please send a letter of interest describing your relevant experience and career goals, a resume, and contact information for 3 references in a SINGLE PDF or MSWORD document to Dr. Brett Scheffers (