You will be performing on-going research at the Invasive Plant Research facility, focusing on the biological control of invasive weeds in several south Florida ecosystems. You will grow plants in gardens and greenhouses to feed insect colonies that control invasive weeds. You will periodically visit field sites to release and collect samples. Samples will be processed to support ongoing research to evaluate biological control of invasive weeds.
EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPORTUNITIES: You will have the opportunity for field trips in the Everglades ecosystem to support research projects. It's easy to find sports, special events, shops, dining, diving, and more from the Blue Wave beaches to the exotic Everglades.
Living Allowance: $320 per week
Relocation Travel: $1,100 one-time
Commuter Allowance: $25 per week
Conditions of Employment
Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Position ID: PO-00735423
Expected Dates: August 14, 2023 - August 11, 2024
2199 South Rock Rd.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
Training Provided: Insect nutrition and identification, plant cultivation
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Develop laboratory and gardening skills
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible
Driving Logistics: Required
Personal vehicle required to take in local attractions
Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.
US Citizenship: Yes