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Research Assistant II - 992935

Apply Now Job Number: 499592
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: FDEP-Coral Disease Intervent RE-A
Categories: Research, Service, & Sponsored Programs

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Job Title: Research Assistant II - 992935
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: $38,500.00
Pay Basis: Annually  
Subject to Grant Funding?: Yes  
Essential Job Functions: This position will be based in Florida's Lower Keys (Marathon to Key West), with field operations focusing primarily on Lower Keys reefs. Some travel, including potentially overnight, to the Upper Keys or mainland reefs/facilities is expected.

1. Florida Keys Coral Disease Intervention Strike Team
a) Participate in a minimum of 100 in-water field days in support of coral disease response priorities. These activities may include application of in-water intervention treatments (including handling of antibiotics, antiseptics, and underwater drills), monitoring of existing treatments, and collecting coral colonies for sampling/trials.
b) Work with PI and Field Manager to plan field days, coordinate logistics, set daily goals, execute plans, ensure compliance with best practices and regulations, and report back at end of day.
c) Participate in data entry, database management, photo database management, photo analysis, summary reports, and other duties as necessary and agreed upon.
d) Participate in classroom- and field-based trainings for other partners learning intervention protocols.
2. Experimental Intervention Trials - In collaboration with the NSU team and/or other partners, participate in collections, laboratory setups, daily monitoring, photo analysis, and summary reporting of intervention trials.
3. Conducts research or assists in the conduct of research, including the collection of information and samples, such as blood, water, soil, plants and animals.
4. Analyzes experimental data and interprets results to write reports and summaries of findings.
5. Keeps detailed logs of all work-related activities.
6. Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology industrial applications to perform work duties.
7. Cleans, maintains, and prepares supplies and work areas.
8. Sets up, adjusts, calibrates, cleans, maintains and troubleshoots laboratory and field equipment.
9. May participate in the publication of significant results.
10. Advances expertise through education, training, and/or research experience.
11. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions: 1. Scheduling meetings for various groups.
2. Support other partners with identified needs as necessary and agreed upon.
3. Participate in meetings/discussions with collaborators to report on and determine future actions.
4. Record and manage dive and boat logs, and maintain AAUS certifications appropriate to accomplish work goals.
5. Work with the NSU team to obtain and maintain supplies and equipment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: KNOWLEDGE:
1. Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
2. Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
3. English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
4. Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
5. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Database and data entry skills.
6. Knowledge of Florida coral disease conditions as well as stony coral scientific names and field codes

1. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
2. Active Listening - Proficient skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to under the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
3. Critical Thinking - Proficient skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
4. Science - Proficient skills using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
5. Complex Problem Solving - Proficient skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
6. Active Learning - Proficient skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
7. Judgment and Decision Making - Proficient skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
8. Speaking - Proficient skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
9. Systems Analysis ? Proficient skills in determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

1. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
2. Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
3. Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
4. Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
5. Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
6. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
7. Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
8. Ability to safely and effectively handle small boats.
9. Ability to utilize or learn to utilize software relevant to the research program, new research methods and, work routines quickly.
10. Ability to carry SCUBA tanks and other gear
11. Ability to conduct multiple scuba dives each day in sometimes adverse conditions.
12. Ability to attain required certification for applicable research program or project.
13. Ability to read and comprehend reports and other scientific literature.

Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures: 1.Must obtain within three (3) days of hire a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued Florida Boating Safety Education Identification Card (only required for boat operators who were born on or after January 1, 1988 as per State of Florida Law). [This certification is mandatory if employee will be operating a boat]
2. SCUBA certification.
3. Must obtain within three (3) weeks of hire an AAUS certification.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Bachelor's degree in related field and two (2) to five (5) years of experience in a conservation, research, or academic environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Completion of a United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG AUX) Boating Safety course if born after January 1, 1988.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:  
Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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