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  1. Send resume/and cover letter to HR@Lrecd.org
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  3. Mail: To Loxahatchee River District: ATTN; Human Resources 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458

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Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/ veteran

Senior Scientist

Pay Grade:  15; Salary Range: $76,000 – $123,000 Salary

Position Type: Full-Time / Exempt

Schedule: M-F 8am- 5pm

Summary Statement:

The Senior Scientist position is an advanced level position in the WildPine Laboratory. Primary duties include performance of work requiring advanced knowledge, consistent exercise of discretion and judgement, scientific data analysis, report and manuscript preparation, research project and study design, laboratory analysis of nutrients and field data collection.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs duties as assigned, including but not limited to:
  • Supporting river and water reclamation research and monitoring programs.
  • Scientific data management and statistical analysis
  • Report and peer-reviewed manuscript preparation and publication
  • Laboratory analysis- e.g., flow injection analysis for nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Field data collection- e.g., water quality and seagrass sampling
  • Analysis of existing data and generation of publications on the Loxahatchee River
  • Conduct basic and applied research leading to peer-reviewed publications
  • Develop independent research, write and publish research articles, research reports, research protocols and abstracts from data collected and analyzed.


  • Ph. D. Degree in related field required.
  • Proficient with R-Statistical software

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Scientific report and manuscript preparation, publications in peer reviewed journals, and public presentations
  • Effective team member
  • Demonstrate and maintain proficiency with laboratory analysis
  • Excellent field data collection skills
  • Strong swimmer
  • Operating a boat
  • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Self-motivation, integrity and commitment to maintaining high professional standards
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
  • Proficient with standard computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and statistical analysis (I.e. R programming language for statistics)
  • Designing and implementing research projects
  • Perform laboratory and field work in demanding conditions.
  • Detailed oriented, highly organized, and methodical approach to daily work.
  • Ethical Conduct always
  • Pass a pre-employment physical along with a drug test.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License

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