Description: The position provides professional field and laboratory assistance in grant-supported research in marine benthic ecology and fisheries science. The position requires the individual to organize and participate in dive operations, field work, and research cruises, sometimes independently of the senior investigator, coordinating the training of student interns, handling small boats, laboratory sampling and statistical analyses, report and proposal writing, purchasing and ordering of supplies. The primary location of the position is at the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine.
Knowledge and Skills Qualifications: Typically has the education associated with a Masters degree or a Bachelors degree and equivalent combination of related experience in marine biology/ecology, oceanography or fisheries science. Demonstrated experience conducting data analysis, critical thinking and report writing. Advanced SCUBA, Rescue Diving, DAN Oxygen training, current CPR and First Aid and AAUS Scientific Diving certification, and USCG Boat safety training or equivalent and experience handling small boats are required. Facility with Excel software required, and experience with ArcView, MatLab and R programming languages preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; previous experience and a desire to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies from students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, fishermen, as well as delivering presentations at scientific meetings. Proven organizational skills, experience multi-tasking, working both independently and in a team.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervising of 2-3 undergraduate summer interns and graduate students in diving and field operations, as well as lab duties.
Application review will commence Feb 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
For more details and on-line application instructions go to: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=16971&job=research-associate
For queries prior to application, contact:
Dr. Richard Wahle