[MARMAM] research laboratory assistant for Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

Nelio Barros nbarros at mote.org
Tue Feb 10 14:02:29 PST 2009

Please post. Many thanks,

Nélio Barros

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

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: greatjobs at brookfieldzoo.org.   For more information
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