Plant Ecology (Sept 2022): Front row Sterling Herron, Andee Naccarato. Back row Aaron David, Toni Jordan-Millet, Sriram Narasimhan, Christine Sit, Iris Kennedy. Photo Credit: George McKenziePhoto by: George McKenzie, Jr.

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Curiosity-driven careers

Archbold offers purposeful, varied work with excellent benefits—at one of the most renowned biological field stations in the world.

Open positions

While we accept unsolicited applications, all currently open positions are listed on this page. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Assistant/Associate Research Biologist in Avian Ecology

Archbold is seeking an accomplished scientist for an Assistant or Associate Research Biologist position, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) and grant awards from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The Assistant / Associate Research Biologist will lead the avian ecology research at Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) and the surrounding APAFR Sentinel Landscape, with the primary goal of conducting high-quality monitoring and research to meet the contractual obligations from Archbold’s cooperative agreement with USFWS and for the SERDP grant subaward. The deadline to apply is December 29, with an anticipated start date of January-February 2024.

Conservation Partnerships Coordinator

The conservation program at Archbold Biological Station is seeking to grow and plan regional engagement in southcentral Florida to support and expand partnerships for local-to-regional (up to southeast U.S.) conservation networks. We are looking to hire a Conservation Partnerships Coordinator to lead and manage this new work. The position is initially funded for one year, but efforts are underway to extend this.

Environmental Specialist: ranchland water projects and environmental monitoring sensor network

The Agroecology program at Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch is seeking an Environmental Specialist focused on monitoring ranchland water projects and managing environmental sensor networks in south-central Florida. The Environmental Specialist will be co-supervised by Dr. Betsey (Elizabeth) Boughton and Dr. Amartya Saha.

Research Internships in Range Management on Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station (Florida)

The Agroecology program at Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch is seeking two interns (6 – 9 months) to assist with grassland and wetland ecology, biogeochemistry, and range management research on our 10,500-acre cattle ranch in south-central Florida (Buck Island Ranch). The research intern will be supervised by Dr. Betsey (Elizabeth) Boughton in a diverse and fun lab. The lab is supported by the data management and GIS department located at the Archbold Biological Station. We interact closely with the cattle operations staff at Buck Island Ranch.

Seasonal Research Assistants - Monitoring Florida Scrub-Jays, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Florida Grasshopper Sparrows, and other grassland birds

Archbold is seeking to hire eight (8) Seasonal Research Assistants for monitoring the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Florida Grasshopper Sparrows and other grassland birds/Florida Scrub-Jays at the Avon Park Air Force Range and DeLuca Preserve in south-central Florida. Primary duties include conducting point counts and habitat assessments, erecting predator deflection fences, and locating and monitoring nests. These are six month positions with March 4 or April 1, 2024 start dates. These are 40 hours/week positions paying $15.15 per hour, and include free off-site shared housing and paid vacation, sick leave and Federal holidays. Application review will begin November 17, 2023.

FL Wildlife Corridor Applied Science Fellowship

Archbold Biological Station is offering the 2nd Annual David S. Maehr Florida Wildlife Corridor Research Fellowship to catalyze the science needed to effectively and efficiently conserve the Florida Wildlife Corridor and the ecological (e.g., wildlife, water, and ecosystem processes) and societal (e.g., economic, recreational, and cultural) benefits it provides. We are soliciting proposals for creative, innovative science solutions to advance Corridor land conservation. Applications are due December 1, 2023. This award offers a one-time $25,000 grant for a 1-year project and is made possible through generous support of the Bellini Better World Foundation.

Jill Abrahamson Memorial Environmental Education Internship

Join our education team and make a positive difference by communicating science, connecting people to nature, and cultivating environmental identity in children and adults in the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades. The intern receives on-the-job training, mentorship, and participates in a statewide education conference. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: leading elementary school field trips, assisting in virtual events, working outreach booths at community events, assisting with program evaluations, and performing animal care (snakes) duties. The intern can choose to receive fire training and help on prescribed burns. During personal time, the intern can enjoy access to our preserve lands, including a private lake, and is invited to accompany researchers into the field to see rare plants, Gopher Tortoises, and Florida Scrub-Jays.