Research Assistant in Florida

Agency
University of South Florida
Location
Frostproof Florida
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Hourly, 13-16 per hour for 25-35 hour week
Start Date
03/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
12/01/2017
Description
We need a research assistant to work with a MS student who is studying the movement patterns of the Florida Sand Skink (Plestiodon reynoldsi) through improved pastures. The skink is a small, fossorial, federally Threatened species with a geographic range restricted to the ridges of central Florida. Ideally this research assistant will reside on the Lake Wales Ridge to minimize travel. The skink is captured by a system of drift fences and buckets counter-sunk into the ground. This research assistant will need to be able to work in hot Florida sun to check buckets daily, either independently or with a graduate student.
Qualifications
This research assistant should have a B.S. in biology or a related field (or be very near degree completion). The research demands great attention while working in the hot, humid Florida sun. Ideally the assistant resides near Frostproof Florida where the study site is located.
Contact Person
Henry Mushinsky
Contact Phone
813-892-8167
Contact eMail
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