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During each January - June nesting season, the University of Florida employs 2 - 3 field technicians for approximately 5 months to assist with data collection and analysis. Successful candidates typically have: a B.S. or B.A. in Biology, Environmental Sciences, or a related field; a valid US driver's license and good driving record; at least 6 months prior field research experience; and excellent physical conditioning.

See the Methods page to get an idea of our field work and schedule.

Crews do spend some "field" time inspecting and maintaining our four airboats, towing them to various boat ramps, and traveling to and from the Homestead General Airport. Other chores involve getting gas for boats and vehicles, as well as constructing and maintaining field equipment.

In addition to field work there is also office time: aerial photo analysis, data entry, and other administrative tasks. Total hours vary somewhat, but we tend to average around 45 hrs/wk. For those with their own transportation, plenty of opportunities exist for exploring other areas in South Florida during off hours.

If this sounds like something for you please take into account these Considerations before accepting a position with us

Applications should go directly to the Research Coordinator, Nick Vitale (e-mail strongly preferred). See the Contact Page for his address.

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