Marine Sciences - MARS


Marine Sciences - MARS

Supervisor Name & Title

Dr. Brinkmeyer, Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator

Phone Number


Email Address

Job Title

Student Technician I

Hours/Days Needed

20 hours per week - days are flexible

Salary Per Hour


Description of Duties  & Responsibilities

Three 'Student Technician I' positions for immediate hire in the Coastal Health Lab to work on a Florida Department of Environmental Protection funded project.

Job tasks include 1) acquisition of global transit and ballasting activity records for ships calling at major ports in the Gulf of Mexico and Wider Caribbean, 2) entry of 'coastal health indicator' data into an offline database for eventual transfer to an online 'query' format database, 3) extraction of watershed parameters, population, industry, pollutant, nutrient, bacteria, chlorophyll, harmful algal bloom species, and temperature from sources such as scientific publications, grey literature, and internet accessible databases (90% of sources and data already collected). Some of these tasks can be conducted off campus. Project period is 2.5 months from October 15 to December 31, 2012 with possible extension to January 31, 2013. Students who cannot work 20 hr/week and until December 15th need not apply. Graduating seniors are allowed to work until December 31st.

Job Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:
1) Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Word software.
2) Strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, positive attitude, and ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Preferred qualifications:
1) Proficiency with ArcGIS software is preferred but not required.

Work-Study Preference


Location and Room No.

Ocean & Coastal Sciences (Bldg. 3029), Room 330

How to Apply

Apply in person with completed Student Worker Application Form.