Throughout the pandemic, Archbold has been fully engaged in science, conservation, and outreach. Currently our facilities are open by appointment only, but please stay tuned. We look forward to further opening to the public.

Join our team!

Archbold Biological Station employs about 40 personnel, full time and part-time of whom ~60% are science staff, in a series of divisions for scientific programs, administrative support, kitchen, land management and maintenance crews. We provide purposeful jobs, excellent benefits and a caring, varied, and rewarding work environment; many staff have worked with us for twenty to thirty years. We accept unsolicited applications but all Open Positions are posted on the web site. There are additional employment opportunities, with about 15 research and operational positions including ranch crew, at the Buck Island Ranch.

Archbold recruits and trains about 20 undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate research internships annually and has openings for land management and education internship positions.

Archbold welcomes volunteers in any science, education or land management activity.

Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Agroecology Research Assistant

Agroecology Program is seeking a full-time research assistant to contribute to research on the sustainability of grazing lands. Duties include collecting data to characterize aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) and the impact of innovative management regimes on ANPP; monitor long-term water quality and impact of innovative management regimes on water quality. Anticipated November start date. Application deadline October 7, 2022. Click here for more information and instructions for applying.

Avian Ecology Research Internships

Seeking four Avian Ecology 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 being February 1 with two running through July and two running through mid-September 2023. Application deadline is October 23, 2022. Click here for more information and instructions for applying.

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Field Assistant

We are seeking six (6) Seasonal Research Assistants for monitoring the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrows and other grassland birds at the Avon Park Air Force Range. Primary duties include conducting point counts and habitat assssments, erecting predator deflection fences, and locating and monitoring nests. These are six month positions with flexible start dates between March 1 and April 1. Includes free off-site shared housing. Application review will begin October 17, 2022. Click here for more information and instructions for applying.

Grants-In-Aid of Research for Visiting Scholars

Archbold will award two grants-in-aid of research by visiting scholars for the 2023 field season. Applicants should already be enrolled in a graduate program or appointed as a postdoctoral scientist and studying in any area of field biology. Each award is for up to $2,000. Applications are due by November 14th at 5P.M., awarded by December 14th, and available for the 2023 field season. Click here for more information and instructions for applying.

Herpetology Seasonal Research Technicians

Seeking two Seasonal Research Technicians to assist with monitoring of Gopher Tortoise populations in south-central Florida. Tech will census tortoise population by searching for tortoise burrows along transects; mapping burrows using GPS; scoping burrows to determine if occupied; and capturing and measuring tortoises. These are full-time, 6-month positions with desired start date of January 5, 2023. Application deadline October 7. Click here for more information and instructions for applying.