RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-04
Position Number: 77070354-51197823
Annual Salary Range: $58,160.00 annually
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
City: St. Petersburg
Facility: FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB012
Closing Date:   4/25/2014

Job Description: The State of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute seeks a Research Scientist to conduct independent research on the biology of marine turtles. This scientist will serve as a principal investigator for studies of marine turtles that may include life histories, ecology, migrations, reproductive biology, genetic identity and population biology. The incumbent will design and conduct studies on sea turtles to address action items in state and federal recovery plans or to address issues identified by management agencies, including the analyses of data sets   derived from multiple interdisciplinary sources and the publication of findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The incumbent will prepare grant proposals and supervise all aspects of grant-related work including budgetary oversight and fulfillment of reporting requirements. The incumbent will serve on inter-divisional and inter-agency teams on sea turtle-related   conservation issues and represent the Section, Institute, and Department at public and professional meetings. The incumbent will promote and participate in public outreach efforts. Some overnight travel is required.

Degree Requirements: A Master’s degree in one of the biological sciences and at least 2 years of professional experience related to sea turtle research, or a   Ph.D. in one of the biological sciences or a related field plus one year of professional experience.

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