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

Full-time Opportunities


Data Management Analyst


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 a Data Management Analyst interested in ecological research and data management related to datasets on native and invasive reptiles. To learn about the Croc Docs and current projects, please visit: http://crocdoc.ifas.ufl.edu/currentprojects/

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, experienced with relational databases and data manipulation, and hold a strong working knowledge of best practices in data management. This position will involve extensive collaboration with partner agencies. Candidates are expected to design and maintain databases for long-term ecological research and monitoring, incorporating quality assurance techniques.

Required Qualifications:
  • Possess a Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree with 3 years’ experience in ecology, wildlife biology, biometry, conservation biology, geography, or related discipline)
  • Strong organizational skills, knowledge of statistical analyses and related software, and the ability to work independently and with other researchers
  • Demonstrated experience with relational databases, including importing and summarizing data in SQL databases such as Microsoft Access
  • Ability to summarize data, conduct quality control checks on large datasets, visualize, analyze, and interpret results, and comfort with writing reports independently
  • Experience with Microsoft Access and Excel, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online/Survey123, and R is strongly preferred
To Apply:

Please send letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references by e-mail to Dr. Frank Mazzotti at thecrocdocs@gmail.com and indicate “Data Management Analyst” in the subject line.

Closing date:

Review of applications will begin 15 December 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Start date:

January 2020


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 a position at more than one experience level?

You may apply for the highest level for which you are most qualified and indicate in your cover letter if you would be willing to accept a lower level position.

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 mid-December 2019 and continue until the ideal candidate is found.