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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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.

Avian Ecology Research Internship

The Avian Ecology Program at Archbold Biological Station is seeking four interns to assist with long-term demography research of the Federally Threatened Florida Scrub-Jay. Duties include searching and monitoring nests and conducting monthly censuses of color-banded birds. Internships begin February 5th with two running through July and two running through mid-September 2024. Application deadline is October 15, 2023.

Carbon Balance in Grazing Lands Post doc in Agroecology Lab

Arcbold is hiring a fulltime Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Agroecology Lab. The position will be in close collaboration with the University of Florida Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, FL. Archbold Biological Station and associated Buck Island Ranch, along with partners at University of Florida are a member of the USDA’s Long-term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Network The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by Dr. Betsey Boughton from Archbold and Dr. Maria Silveira at Univ. of FL. The position entails literature review, data gathering and synthesis, and meta-analysis. The post-doctoral research will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the soil carbon sequestration potential, net ecosystem carbon balance and the greenhouse gas net balance of grazing lands across climatic regions, soil and vegetation type. This is of critical importance in identifying and promoting mitigation opportunities to reduce overall US beef carbon footprint while also increasing productivity and building resilience to climate change. Specifically, this work will synthesize across the LTAR grazing lands to quantify significant sources and sinks of greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O, CH4) at a broad scale. This project is part of a larger effort in collaboration with the Climate Hubs to work on climate mitigation potential of Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry practices and help link LTAR science with Hub outreach capabilities. Land grant university Cooperative Extension System will also be engaged. Through an interdisciplinary teamwork approach, this project will synthesize and translate current scientific information and data to better understand and quantify the impacts of climate smart practices in grazing lands on soil carbon sequestration, GHG balance, and agricultural productivity.

Predator-Prey Program Research Internship

he Predator-Prey program at Archbold Biological Station (ABS) is hiring an intern to support a new project called the Corridor Observatory. The Corridor Observatory is a funded project designed to examine wildlife species occupancy in the working landscape of South-Central Florida. Interns in the Predator-Prey program gain experience in building and maintaining field equipment, managing large volumes of data, study design and analysis, and science communication. Archbold interns are provided an opportunity to design and develop an independent research project during their term at Archbold. Position opened until filled, with September 2023 start date. Interns receive a $245 weekly stipend plus free shared lodging and paid holidays.

Archbold Visiting Scholar 2024

Archbold will award fellowships of up to $3,000 to visiting scholars for the 2024 field season. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study, project needs, and number of proposals received. Applicants should already be enrolled in a graduate program or appointed as a postdoctoral scientist and studying in any area of field biology. Applications are due by November 13th at 5P.M., awarded by December 15th, and available for the 2024 field season.

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.

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.