Coordinator, Research Programs and Services

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Coordinator, Research Program and Services. This position is located at FAU's Harbor Branch campus in Fort Pierce, Florida.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

The Coordinator, Research Program and Services assists the Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator with all phases of research (currently water quality and Harmful Algal Blooms), including sample collection and analysis, statistical analysis of data, and preparation of proposals, reports, and publications.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

  • Compiles and analyzes environmental data into written reports and publications. Will be expected to actively and widely read scientific literature to become familiar with field in order to contribute to scientific writing and data analyses.
  • Maintain a database of water and tissue samples from collection to final data entry.
  • Responsible for collection of field samples (e.g., seawater, phytoplankton and benthic macroalgae for nutrient and stable isotope analysis) and data using such instruments as SeaBird, Li-Cor, and/or YSI ProPlus.
  • Responsible for the processing of water, phytoplankton, and macrophytes for chemical analysis.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Master's degree from accredited institution in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or related field with one year of appropriate experience; or a Bachelor's degree from accredited institution in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or related field with three years of appropriate experience required.

    Experience in water quality analysis or monitoring required.

    Experience with maintenance of environmental laboratory or field sampling equipment required.

    Experience in data management, statistical analysis, and use of Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Access is required.

    Record of scientific publishing preferred. Please attach scientific writing sample to application.

    Position requires occasional overnight travel (~3-5 nights) to assist with field research.

    Must be able to communicate with all levels of employees and managers and work collaboratively.

    Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

    Preferred skills include experience with operating small boats, following standard operating procedures, washing laboratory glassware, algal identification, and collecting water samples.

    Valid Florida's driver's license required or the ability to obtain a Florida driver's license within 30 days of employment.

    Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

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