Job Opening: Marine Research Assistant

Job Opening: Marine Research Assistant


The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) seeks a highly motivated and organized individual to work as a MARINE RESEARCH ASSISTANT at the laboratory. This is a full time position with full benefits.





  • Provides oversight (including maintenance, replacement plans, scheduling, and training users) of all laboratory and field equipment supporting program-wide needs of resident and visiting scientists. Laboratory equipment includes, but is not limited to: compound and stereo microscopes with integrated computers and cameras; analytical equipment such as centrifuges, microbalances and drying ovens, autoclave, -80C and walk-in freezers.  Field gear includes a variety of data loggers and field sampling gear, CTD-Niskin array and Remotely Operated Vehicle.
  • Assist all FSU faculty with research as needed and organize use of research space.
  • Ensures that all resident and visiting scientists have the requisite and current state and federal permits for conducting research through the FSUCML.
  • Responsible for working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to obtain the FSUCML Educational permit
  • Ensures adherence of all users (including FSU and outside groups) to FSUCML Educational and Research Plans.
  • Oversees maintenance of FSUCML Zoological Collection and associated database
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office.
  • Applicant must be physically capable of conducting rigorous field work and have the flexibility to work long hours when needed.


  • Undergraduate degree in marine or related science; four years of relevant experience or Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of image analysis software, Geographic Information Systems and database construction and maintenance.
  • Experience with boat handling.
  • SCUBA diving certification
  • Familiarity with image analysis software, Geographic Information Systems, and database construction and maintenance.

To Apply, visit     Job Opening ID#44570

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Equal Employment Opportunity

FSU is an AA/EEO employer. Female and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory is located in St. Teresa, Florida, about 45 miles southwest of the FSU main campus.



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