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Temporary Research Associate

Job Description

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Essential Job Duties

To assist with new amphibian research in Puerto Rico. Work entails setting up grid of weather stations, surveying amphibian populations with audio recorders, and conducting laboratory experiments with a respirometer.

Is Time Limited


Job City & State

Puerto Rico


Applied Ecology - Puerto Rico

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Temporary Research Associate

Work Schedule

5 days a week (8hr days)

Other Work/Responsibilities

  • n/a

Minimum Experience/Education

  • MS Degree and at least 4 years of experience

Department Required Skills

  • Experience working with amphibians in Puerto Rico (genus Eleutherodactylus)
  • Ability to set up and monitor audio recorders and weather stations, downloading data into computers and formatting for analyses
  • Ability to collect, prepare and conduct experiments using a respirometer to assess effects of varying temperature and relative humidity

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

  • At least 4 years of field and laboratory experience working with Eleutherodactylus frogs in Puerto Rico, particularly in west-central Puerto Rico
  • Experience running audio recorders to conduct occupancy analyses, weather stations to relate to occupancy, and explore relationship between downscale climate projections and on-the-ground conditions
  • Capable of running a respirometer to assess effects of varying temperature or relative humidity treatments.

Required License or Certification

  • n/a

Valid NC Driver's License required?


Commercial Driver's License Required?


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