Biological Scientist II
University of Florida
 Gainesville, FL

Classification Title:

Wildlife Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

  • Conducts field research related to restoration of the Everglades and the ecology of South Florida, in accordance with stipulated protocols and quality and safety standards. Participates in projects with emphasis on the American Crocodile and American Alligator, Argentine tegus, Nile Monitors, Caiman, Burmese Pythons, and other invasive reptiles requiring attention.
  • Prepares and monitors project budget for payroll and distribution of funds related to travel, purchasing, and general operations.
  • Maintains accurate records of research methods, procedures and results. Participates in data management. Collaborates in the writing of reports.
  • Performs and supervises necropsies of invasive reptiles, to evaluate diet, fecundity, and overall body condition and health.
  • Designs presentations for scientific meetings and workshops on ecosystem restoration and management, herpetology, population of crocodilians and reptiles, and general ecology.

Expected Salary:

$36,000 - $46,000 annually; commensurate with experience and qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field; or a master's degree in biology or a closely related field and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in biology or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience.

Valid driver's license

Federal certification in airboat and motorboat operation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience navigating off-trail with aid of a GPS and compass. Ability to operate 4 wheel-drive vehicle, motor boats, and airboats.

Ability to work occasional overnights and weekends.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This is a time-limited position.

Health Assessment Required: Yes