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21 de marzo de 2018

Interesantes ofertas de doctorado en Alemania para biólogos de bata

Hannover Biomedical Research School, as part of Hannover Medical School (MHH), invites applications for its three PhD programs to commence in October 2018.

Our offer
HBRS is one of Germany’s leading graduate schools, funded by the Excellence Initiative and offering top-level research, education and training possibilities. Under this umbrella our three international (MD)/PhD programs Infection Biology, Molecular Medicine and Regenerative Sciences provide fully-funded studentships for a three-year course. In addition, the PhD program Infection Biology is offering DAAD studentships. In all three programs the focus is placed on individual research projects, complemented by program specific seminars as well as an individualized curriculum comprising lab and soft-skill courses, congresses, symposia and summer schools. Communication and teaching language throughout HBRS is English. Upon graduation students are awarded a PhD – life and natural scientists may alternatively choose a Dr. rer. nat.

Our expectations
All three PhD programs are aimed at highly motivated postgraduates with a background in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or the Life Sciences. The PhD program Regenerative Sciences is also open to students from a Natural or Materials Science discipline. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates of all nationalities who have a keen interest in one of the research foci offered by our programs. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required.

Our programs
MD/PhD Molecular Medicine: The program aims to form a bridge between Science and the Clinic, in research as well as in teaching. We offer a wide variety of projects in the fields of Immunology, Infection, Haematology & Oncology, Biochemistry, Differentiation, Cell Biology, Genetics, and further medical departments. For more information please see
PhD Infection Biology/ DEWIN: The program's objective is to investigate the complex interactions between host and pathogen as well as basic research with the combined tools of immunology, microbiology, virology, cell biology and molecular biology. For more information please see
PhD Regenerative Sciences: Research and teaching concentrate on basic topics in regenerative sciences, regeneration of the 4 organ systems covered in the Cluster of Excellence REBIRTH, additional organ systems, enabling technologies, regulations and processes involved in translation from bench to bedside, ethics. For more information please see

Your application
Applications are invited from 1st December 2017 onwards through only. Please note that any other form of application will be disregarded. Applications close on 1st April 2018. For further information on the selection process, frequently asked questions, etc please see

20 de marzo de 2018

Oferta de doctorado en busca de la cura para plantas zombis

The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 130 doctoral researchers who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top-level fundamental research. It conceptually combines different research areas within a comprehensive core theme of microbial communication ( Institutes at five faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, six non-university research institutes as well as 12 partner companies participate in this cutting-edge research and training program.

The JSMC Graduate School of Excellence invites applications for a
Doctoral Researcher Position TV-L E13 65% (Ref. No. 127/2018)
to conduct research on the project
‘Reverse zombification’: suppressor mutagenesis of plants overexpressing phytoplasma effector proteins to identify host factors of disease phenotype

Phytoplasmas are cell wall-less eubacteria that parasitize in plants and transmitting insects. They often bring about devastating diseases e.g. by transformation of floral organs into leaf-like structures. Aim of the project is to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which phytoplasmas manipulate plants. Plant interactors required for the development of disease phenotypes will be identified by a suppressor mutagenesis of plants overexpressing different phytoplasma effector proteins.

More projects details here:

We expect:
• a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the natural sciences (biology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, or a related field). Candidates in the final stages of obtaining their degree are eligible to apply
• desirable methodological skills: in molecular biology and genetics; experience with work with plants and basic knowledge in bioinformatics would be an advantage
• highly motivated individuals with an interest in joining one of the interdisciplinary research areas of JSMC
• the abililty to work creatively and independently towards developing your own thesis project
• an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in the dynamic JSMC Community
• excellent communication English skills, both written and spoken (instruction language at JSMC)

We offer:
• a highly communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top-level research facilities
• a comprehensive mentoring program with supervision by a team of advisors
• a top-level PhD training program with courses in state-of-the-art research technologies and soft skills
• Jena – City of Science: a young and lively town with dynamic business activities, successful and innovative scientific centers affiliated with the famous Friedrich Schiller University and a vibrant local cultural agenda.

The doctoral researcher position will limited until December 31, 2018 initially. An extension up to three years may be possible in the course of the grant application in the frame of the German Excellence Strategy. The position will be financially supported corresponding to TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude are given preferential consideration.

Applications are exclusively accepted via the online via the HKI-Online Application Portal:

Please familiarize yourself with the currently available PhD projects and the application process as described on this website. Selected applicants will be invited to the JSMC recruitment meeting in Jena, Germany, on May 24-25th 2018. Awarding decisions will be announced shortly thereafter, and candidates are expected to be available to start their projects in mid 2018.

Application deadline: March 26th 2018

Anfangsdatum: 1. Juni 2018

geschätzte Dauer: 3 years


19 de marzo de 2018

Voluntariado bioevolutivo en los Pirineos para este verano

Field assistants summer 2018: Volunteer positions in evolutionary biology

Nick Barton's group at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria requires volunteers to assist with field work on plant speciation in the Pyrenees (Spain) this coming summer (late May - early August).

The project: We are studying the evolutionary dynamics underlying
species diversification in the genus Antirrhinum (snapdragons). A major
focus of this research involves field work on natural hybrid zones
between two subspecies with different flower colours. Most of the field
work is contributing to a long-term pedigree project aimed at
establishing a direct link from genotype to phenotype to fitness. With
20,000 samples collected over eight generations (so far), this provides
an exciting and powerful system to examine many outstanding questions in
speciation and quantitative genetics in wild populations. We are seeking
volunteers to assist with the field work, which involves working in
teams mapping the location of individual plants (GPS), tagging and
sampling them for leaves and flowers, measuring quantitative traits,
phenotyping them for flower pigmentation and processing material for
later DNA extraction. There may also be opportunities to be involved in
other projects we are doing on plant-pollinator interactions, pollen
fertility and community ecology surveys. Most of the work is outdoors,
however we do spend some time indoors processing samples. The work is
highly team orientated, typically in groups of 2-3 in the field and
larger groups processing samples back at the research station. This is a
great opportunity for anybody looking to obtain experience in field work
relating to evolutionary biology, plant ecology and plant-animal
interactions. You will also be part of a large multidisciplinary team
including researchers from IST Austria, the University of Vienna, John
Innes Centre
(Norwich, UK) and the University of Toulouse.

The field site is located near Ripoll in a beautiful part of the
Pyrenees of North Eastern Spain (Catalonia). We stay in comfortable
apartments overlooking a picturesque valley, with close access to hiking
trails and small villages. All food, accommodation and travel (within
Europe) are covered. However, we cannot offer any further stipend.

For these positions we are looking for hard working and enthusiastic
biology students with a strong interest in working outdoors with plants.
You must be meticulous with recording data and also be comfortable
working as part of a team. Experience with field-based projects and
plants is preferred but not essential.

We require assistance between late May and late July. Depending
on the year and the plants, we may extend our time into August. Length
of stay is flexible but a minimum stay of 3 weeks is required.

Please send any questions to Dr. Melinda Pickup via the email address
below. How to apply? By
the closing date of April 6th 2018, please send a statement of your
background, CV, why you are interested and the length of time you would
be available via email to:

Curso de iniciación a la fotografía científica

La Asociación Darwin Eventur organiza un curso, en el que colaboran la Asociación Sectorial de Alumnos de Biología (S.A.B.-Granada), la Asociación Española de Imagen Científica y Forense, la Asociación Española de Cine e Imagen Científicos (ASECIC), y la Universidad de Alcalá, con el título: "Iniciación a la Fotografía Científica" 2ª edición los días 5 y 6 de abril de 2018 en la Facultad de Ciencias de Granada.

El curso estará impartido por:

- D. Luis Monje Arenas, Jefe de servicio del Gabinete de Dibujo y Fotografía Científica de la Universidad de Alcalá. Es Licenciado con Grado en Ciencias Biológicas (Universidad de Alcalá, 1987). Técnico Diplomado en Fotografía Científica (Hospital Gregorio Marañón, 1989). Técnico Superior en Imagen Científica (Universidad de Alcalá). Presidente de la Asociación Española de Imagen Científica y Forense, y miembro de la Junta directiva de la Asociación Española de Cine e Imagen Científicos (ASECIC).

Duración: aproximadamente 25 horas.

Precio: 30 euros.


Los objetivos del curso son:

- Enseñar a ver la naturaleza a través del objetivo, consiguiendo así el enriquecimiento personal y acercamiento al medio ambiente.

- Facilitar al investigador una herramienta para cuantificar y cualificar los fenómenos contemplados en las observaciones visuales.

- Proporcionar a los alumnos una introducción a una rama de la investigación que en sus planes de estudio no tienen y que les puede servir como futuros profesionales.

Más información y el programa:

Si tienes cualquier duda escribe a y se te contestará lo antes posible.

18 de marzo de 2018

Voluntariado/prácticas de investigación en arroyos de una isla del Caribe

Research Internships - Evolutionary Biology

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,
multi-investigator, experimental study of the interactions between
ecology and evolution in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by
Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside in
collaboration with Joseph Travis (Florida State), Tim Coulson (Oxford),
Paul Bentzen (Dalhousie U.), and Ron Bassar (Williams). We seek to
integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these
interactions in experimental populations of guppies in Trinidad. Duties
include assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane
streams. The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and
laboratory. There will also be 12 days off between each census when
interns can pursue an independent project.

Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the
possibility of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and
evolution and who wish to gain some additional field research
experience before doing so. Research will take place in semi-remote
areas of Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants
must be able to live and work well with others. Research will involve
carrying heavy packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must
be in good physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field
research under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard
transmission vehicle is desirable but not required. Applicants with
first-aid/first responder training, skills in automobile maintenance,
and construction skills are highly desirable. Please address these
skills when applying.

Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in
Trinidad, with possibility of extension. There are potential start
dates in July 2019 and every month thereafter until early 2019. We will
cover all travel and living expenses and provide housing.

Please see our website <> for
more information on the project and access to reprints. Be sure to
check out our video menu, which includes a "guppy censuses" submenu
that details the main tasks associated with the internship.

Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mail
addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick
( At least two of the references should be academics.

17 de marzo de 2018

Marine biologist for protected species of the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the United States.

Biologist (Protected Species) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

The incumbent will support the functions and mission of the Office of the Environment (OE) as one of the regional advisers on matters related to protected species (e.g. marine mammals, marine turtles, coastal and marine birds, beach mice, and other endangered species) as protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other legislation, particularly related to protected species found in the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the United States.

Open & closing dates:

03/07/2018 to 03/20/2018


$50,598 to $95,388 per year

Pay scale & grade:

GS 09 - 12

Work schedule:

Full-Time Jefferson, Louisiana

Appointment type:


At the full performance level (GS-12) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Support the functions and mission of the BOEM, OE as one of the regional advisors on matters related to protected species (e.g. marine mammals, marine turtles, coastal and marine birds, beach mice, and other endangered species) as protected under the MMPA, the ESA, and other legislation.

2. Plan, organize, and coordinates data collection to assess the impacts created from oil and gas, mineral extraction, sand and gravel, and renewable energy activates interacting with theses endangered and threatened species.

3. Identifies specific environmental problems which may be addressed as research or study efforts within the purview of the BOEM OCS Environmental Studies Program (ESP), analyzes the nature of the problems, develops study protocols to resolve these problems or to provide an information base for better understanding of the problems, and recommends these studies for funding approval via the BOEM OCS ESP planning process.

4. Participates in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for BOEM activities to include participating in scoping and planning, performing environmental analysis, writing sections of NEPA documents, and reviewing the technical quality of environmental analysis performed and reported by others.

5. Responsible for the entire procurement cycle for assigned study procurements, including: recommending type of study and initial study design and refinements; prepares the procurement package; evaluates technical proposals and negotiations with offerors; conducts award briefings of successful offerors and debriefings of unsuccessful offerors; as designated, serves as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).

6. Serves on a team to establish criteria for impact assessment methodologies and to develop specialized data on protected species.

7. Promotes communications and coordination with Federal, State, professional, industry, academic, and general public agencies or individuals interested in protected species information needs relative to offshore oil and gas, mineral extraction, sand and gravel, and renewable energy activities.

8. Represents BOEM at professional meetings, and on task forces or committees involving Federal, State, or private agencies and individuals.

9. Monitors programs funded or performed by other Federal Agencies, State agencies, academic institutions, or industrial firms to determine applicability of findings to information needs of the BOEM.

16 de marzo de 2018

Voluntariado en un remoto atolón de las Seychelles

We are looking for a volunteer needed for data management work on Aldabra
Atoll, Seychelles. The Seychelles Islands Foundation ( manages and protects Seychelles’ two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Aldabra Atoll and the Vallée de Mai. We are seeking a volunteer with excellent experience in Access and CyberTracker databases to join our team for 6 months.

Working under the Aldabra Scientific Coordinator (ASC) you will be set
specific tasks relating to Aldabra data management. You will amend existing
databases for the various monitoring programmes, be given the opportunity
to improve existing CyberTracker and SIF applications, and train staff on
Access databases.

There will be opportunities to analyse existing data and contribute to
report writing. The role will also involve general field work and data
entry. Field work will include time at field camps in very basic conditions
and walking in difficult terrain with high temperatures. This role offers a
unique opportunity to experience and contribute to the conservation and
monitoring of one of the planet’s most pristine ecosystems and apply your
skills to streamline long-term monitoring programmes.
Criteria and specific skill set:

- Advanced knowledge and experience of Microsoft Access (Essential)
- Experience in data analysis queries in Access (Essential)
- Experience in CyberTracker (Essential)
- Advanced knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel (Essential)
- Previous experience in dealing with large long-term datasets
- Good general IT skills and understanding (Essential)
- Previous experience of field work and data collection (Essential)
- Strong communication/team skills, ability to get on well with people
from different cultures (Essential)
- Excellent physical fitness, able to tolerate tropical heat & long
hours in difficult terrain (Essential)
- Good work ethic - reliable, committed, highly motivated, professional,
and positive attitude (Essential)
- Data analysis and experience working with statistical programmes
- Experience on islands/remote areas, preferably in Seychelles
- Ability to use GPS and GIS software (Desirable)
- Report-writing experience (Desirable)
- Independent, able to take initiative and co-exist in a tiny community
with restricted facilities (Essential)
- Confidence in the water – the ability to swim is (Essential)
- Ability to assist in general maintenance of the station when needed
- Medically fit – ESSENTIAL - It is not advisable, and potentially very
dangerous for anyone with a history of medical problems to apply as the
nearest hospital is hours (or days) away by boat and plane.

The successful candidate should be available in May 2018 and will likely
return by November 2018. Due to Aldabra's extreme remoteness and the
south-east trade winds that dominate throughout May-October it is rare to
have transport on or off the atoll throughout this time; therefore,
applicants should be aware that once on the atoll, departure before
November is unlikely. Please send applications (CV & cover letter) and
queries to the Aldabra Scientific Coordinator, by*
Thursday, 15th March 2018*.

15 de marzo de 2018

Volunteer opportunity in the Alps to work with marmots this summer

In collaboration with the University Claude Bernard from Lyon (France), this year we are organising a campaign to study marmots with the capture-recapture technique to the Alps, at Col du Lautaret and Col du Galibier, two places where in less than a few kilometres there are more than 400 marmots.
The campaign will take place from the 1st of June of the 31st of July 2018 and we are looking for volunteers that can join us during at least one of the two months.
If you are interested, you can send us a mail to We are prioritizing people that can stay two months!
Important information: transport to the Alps and stay are covered by the project, so the price of the expedition will be 0 euros! The main team is from the University of Lyon and for this reason the communication will be mainly in English or French.
If you have any doubts, you can mail me:

Curso de introducción a la ornitología - ¡Sorteamos una plaza!

¿Te interesa la ornitología? ¿Y el anillamiento científico? El ornitólogo Alberto Plata, en colaboración con Green Tour Al-Andalus, va a impartir un curso estupendo de iniciación, con todo incluido.

El curso se realizará el 14-15 de Abril 2018 en Algodonales (Cádiz), concretamente en la Sierra de Líjar, un lugar de gran ecológico y declarado zona ZEPA y LIC.​
OFERTA ESPECIAL: 89€ si pagas antes del 31 de marzo.
  • Alojamiento
  • Comida
  • Clases teóricas y prácticas
  • Salidas de observación
  • Jornada de anillamiento
  • Material de observación
  • Seguro RC y accidentes.

  • Sábado día 14.
    • 9:00h Presentación, programación y teoría sobre introducción a la ornitología y anillamiento científico.
    • 14:00h Almuerzo y tiempo libre.
    • 16:00h a 20:00h salida observación e identificación con telescopios terrestres, prísmáticos y cámaras con teleobjetivos.
    • 21:00h Cena y tiempo libre.
    • 23:00h a 1:00h salida nocturna para identificación auditiva de rapaces nocturnas.
  • Domingo día 15.
    • 7:00h Desayuno.
    • 7:30h a 13:00h Jornada práctica de anillamiento.
    • 14:00h Almuerzo, clausura del curso y entrega de certificados.
El alojamiento será en el Centro de Interpretación de UNEDCO en pleno corazón de la Sierra de Líjar.
(El curso se celebrará si se alcanza el cupo mínimo de 10 estudiantes).

Puedes leer más acerca del curso en esta web

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¡Mucha suerte!

4 full professorships in Germany

The HIFMB ( is announcing 4 new positions for
full Professors at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) on

1) Marine Conservation (,

2) Marine Governance (

3) Biodiversity Theory (

4) Ecosystem Informatics (

14 de marzo de 2018

Oferta de doctorado con aves en Nueva Zelanda

One PhD position available for new project on the evolutionary origins of song learning in birds. This project is a collaboration between Dr. Kristal Cain ( at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and Dr Michelle Hall ( at The University of Melbourne in Australia. Both domestic and international applications are encouraged.

Vocal learning in birds is of great interdisciplinary importance and
an excellent model for human language. This research relies on a clear
understanding of the evolutionary origins of vocal learning, but recent
reports have undermined previous assumptions, leading to a hotly contested
debate about the evolution of vocal learning. Vocal development in one
group of birds, the New Zealand wrens (Acanthisitti), is critical for
resolving this debate, but is currently unknown and unstudied. The project
will focus on tītipounamu/rifleman and combine in-depth behavioural
analyses with new acoustic tools to determine whether vocalisations are
learned or innate in these endemic birds. We are also interested in sex
differences in vocal acquisition patterns.

This project has a strong field focus and will require substantial time
in remote areas. There is flexibility for keen students to guide the
direction of the research within the framework of the overall project. The
PhD project is anticipated to start mid-2018, with fieldwork commencing
in August. Informal inquiries are welcome.

Preferred selection criteria

• Strong previous academic record

• Enthusiasm and interest in the broad concepts and questions
motivating the research

• Interest in undertaking field-based avian research, especially
in collecting acoustic data

• Enjoyment of outdoor fieldwork and confidence in working in
remote locations that can experience extreme weather.

• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

• Ability to learn/use R (statistical programming language),
new packages for analysis (e.g. warbleR), and new software (e.g. Sound
Analysis Pro)

• Experience with bird banding/ringing, nest searching, and
acoustic techniques is helpful

To apply, please send an e-mail briefly explaining your research
interests and career goals, a CV, a copy of academic transcripts,
and contact information for two references to Dr. KE Cain
( Informal enquires are also welcome.

Application and funding details: This project supported by the Marsden
Fund of The Royal Society of New Zealand (broadly equivalent of US
NSF). Funding includes a tax-free stipend, full tuition fees, and
operational expenses for travel, conference attendance and research
expenses over the 3-year programme.

Requirements: Applicants should have completed a degree with a
significant research component (e.g. MSc or BSc Honours), and
have an excellent academic record. Students will need to qualify
for a U Auckland scholarship and admission to U Auckland (see Please also
note the English language proficiency requirements.


We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Auckland is a diverse and
welcoming city and we are committed to increasing diversity in biology. We
particularly encourage Maori/Pacifica students to apply; tītipounamu
are endemic songbirds and taonga, adding special significance and
kaitiakitanga to our proposed research. Our project celebrates their
unique status – the phylogeny/whakapapa of this species is critical
to our project and for understanding the true origins of vocal learning

Kristal Cain - Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
University of Auckland
+64 9 923 5815

13 de marzo de 2018

Biólogo marino para trabajar con manatíes en Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Wildlife Research – Marine Mammals

Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-01
Position Number: 77901365
Annual Salary Range: $13.00/hr., 20 hrs. Per week
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Location: Tequesta, Florida
Facility: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB005
Closing Date: March 26, 2018


This half-time position, located in Tequesta, participates in Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s manatee research program in a seven-county area along southeast coast Florida. This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hrs/week, including one weekend day.

Duties may include but are not limited to: recovery of manatee carcasses from a seven county area in southeast Florida, conduct necropsies on badly decomposed manatee carcasses and transport fresh to moderately decomposed manatee carcasses to the necropsy facility in St. Petersburg; participate in manatee rescue, including coordination of capture and transportation of injured manatees to the appropriate rehabilitation facilities; participate in aerial synoptic surveys for manatees; track radio-tagged manatees and photograph manatees for photo identification purposes; operate a computer and software such as Excel, Access and Word; assist with regional water temperature monitoring project; data entry, office work and public outreach including working with the media; general cleaning of office and equipment, vehicle, trailer and boat maintenance and other tasks assigned by supervisor; work long, unscheduled hours on short notice that include some evenings, weekends and frequently on holidays. Occasional overnight travel required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree with a major in one of the biological sciences.


· Knowledge of the Florida Manatee Recovery Plan and state and federal legislation protecting manatees

· Knowledge of methods of data collection and principles and techniques of research and analysis

· Knowledge of marine mammal anatomy and necropsy techniques

· Knowledge of digital SLR cameras, filters, and lenses

· Knowledge of marine mammal capture, handling, and transport techniques

· Able to trailer flatbeds/utility trailers and watercraft vessels

· Able to safely operate watercraft vessels 26’ in length and smaller

· Be capable of daily manual labor requiring handling of heavy and sharp objects and working under unpleasant conditions

· Must be physically fit, able to vertically lift at least 50 lbs, and be able to swim sufficiently to save oneself

· Able to conduct fieldwork in all weather conditions

· Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships

· Be comfortable speaking to the public

· Possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Florida driver’s license within one month of employment

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Applicants having live and dead marine mammal stranding/necropsy experience may be given preference. The ability to safely operate and trailer boats less than 30 feet in length is also highly desired.

WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.

State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory
Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
Participation in state group insurance (upon availability and you must meet eligibility requirements)
Deferred Compensation - voluntary
Employee Assistance Program – voluntary


Please submit a current resume, list of three references, and a cover letter along with your State of Florida Employment Application in People First, as an attachment.

Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First ( Enter 77901365 in the search field. If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287.

Amber Howell

Research Associate – Marine Mammals

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

19100 SE Federal Highway, Tequesta, FL 33469

Wildlife Alert Hotline: 1-888-404-3922

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