The Croc Docs are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Alligator & Crocodile Biologist(s)

Invasive Reptile & Amphibian Biologist(s)

Full-time Opportunities


Alligator & Crocodile Biologist(s)

The University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Davie, Florida (the Croc Docs) is seeking enthusiastic individuals who will work with scientists from the University of Florida as well as scientists and managers from state and federal agencies. The alligator and crocodile biologist will assist with research and monitoring projects in the Florida Everglades, Jamaica, and Belize. Available positions require a minimum one-year commitment that may be extended depending on performance and funding. Candidate will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including nights and occasional weekends.

To learn about the Croc Docs and current projects, please visit our website (http://crocdoc.ifas.ufl.edu) or (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrocDocs).

Required Qualifications
  • Possess degree in ecology, biology, wildlife, environmental science, or related field
  • Knowledge of aquatic ecosystems
  • Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording
  • Possession or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license
  • Experience navigating off-trail and over water with aid of GPS and compass
  • Experience operating vehicles with 4WD
  • Experience driving boats or airboats
  • Maintain work quality and positive attitude in challenging, muddy, rocky, remote settings in hot and humid weather with lightning, biting insects, large reptiles, venomous snakes, and poisonous plants
Duties

Primary duties include spotlight surveys and captures of American alligators and American crocodiles in the Florida Everglades, radio telemetry, boat and vehicle maintenance, and data management. Previous work with crocodilians preferred. May be required to assist with other active projects. Interest in developing quantitative skills, experience in statistical analyses, Program R, GIS, and database management preferred.

Start date: As soon as ideal candidate(s) are identified and available.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please email letter of interest, resume or CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Frank Mazzotti at thecrocdocs@gmail.com with the subject heading: “Alligator & Crocodile Biologist”


Invasive Reptile & Amphibian Biologist(s)

The University of Florida Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, Florida (the Croc Docs) is seeking enthusiastic individuals to work with scientists from the University of Florida as well as scientists and managers from state and federal agencies. The positions require a minimum one-year commitment that may be extended depending on performance and funding. Candidate will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including nights and occasional weekends. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

To learn about the Croc Docs and current projects, please visit our website (http://crocdoc.ifas.ufl.edu) or (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrocDocs).

Required Qualifications
  • Possess degree in ecology, biology, wildlife, environmental science, or related field
  • Knowledge of aquatic ecosystems
  • Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording
  • Possession or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license
  • Experience navigating off-trail with aid of GPS and compass
  • Experience operating vehicles with 4WD
  • Maintain work quality and positive attitude in challenging, muddy, rocky, remote settings in hot and humid weather with lightning, biting insects, large reptiles, venomous snakes, and poisonous plants
Duties

Primary duties include herpetofaunal surveys, live-trapping, radio telemetry, removal and necropsy of nonnative species, boat and vehicle maintenance, and data management. Ideal candidates will possess strong herpetological, quantitative skills, or both. Experience with Program R, GIS, and database management preferred. May assist with other active projects. Experience operating and/or maintaining motorboats and/or airboats is favored but not required.

Start date: As soon as ideal candidate(s) are identified and available.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please email letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Frank Mazzotti at thecrocdocs@gmail.com with the subject heading: “Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Biologist”


Graduate Student Opportunities

If you are seeking opportunities for graduate work with us, we encourage you to apply for one of our job openings to first gain experience with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for more than one position?

We consider all qualified applicants for open positions. If you would like to apply for more than one position, please be sure to submit a separate application for each position for which you hope to apply.

Do you accept international applicants?

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For international applicants, please ensure you contact the U.S. Embassy to gather all necessary materials and permissions for employment in the United States. If selected, we will then provide the necessary supporting paperwork.

How soon can I start?

We are as eager as our applicants to fill available positions. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the ideal candidate is found.