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Work on the Center for Conservation (CFC) Coral Team to achieve The Florida Aquarium’s mission to protect and restore our blue planet. The Senior Biologist is a working aquarist who oversees the daily activities of Biologists in their assigned areas and is responsible for the husbandry and propagation of the CFC’s collection of Western Atlantic coral species and other marine invertebrates. Interface regularly with staff from partner organizations including the University of Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Tampa Electric Company. Perform essential and secondary job functions in accordance with guidelines set and approved by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other safety regulatory agencies.
Education, Requirements, and Technical Skills
Typical Physical Requirements
- Minimum of 6 years of professional experience at a public aquarium or research laboratory, including direct responsibility for care of live coral aquaria. This experience should include an increasing degree of responsibility over time with a broad base of technical knowledge.
- Previous experience with coral spawning or larval propagation strongly preferred
- Strong understanding of life support systems and water quality parameters for marine invertebrates including stony corals, and the ability to recognize and troubleshoot problems
- Knowledge of Animal Record Keeping systems (ZIMS/ISIS) preferred
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The Florida Aquarium701 Channelside Dr.Tampa, FL 33602Phone: 8132734000
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