Research Support Specialist

Job Description

Research Support Specialist-1800483

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's degree in fisheries science, ecology, oceanography, applied math or statistics or related field. Experience performing statistical analyses with a model and/or utilizing lab equipment related to the field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's in fisheries science, ecology, oceanography, applied math or statistics or related field. Experience in a Marine or Environmental Science lab. Experience performing data and statistical analyses in Matlab, R or other statistical languages. Report and manuscript writing. Experience working with oceanographic data and working on oceanographic vessels. Knowledge of forage fishes, particularly river herring. Knowledge of fish sampling and ageing techniques

Brief Description of Duties:

The Research Support Specialist will conduct research and support laboratory projects. The laboratory requires continuity of research programs developing habitat models of fishes in the Northwest Atlantic using survey data that will be used to predict bycatch of pelagic fish species. The Research Support Specialist will have primary responsibility for conducting this research and publishing results. The selected candidate will have outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. They will have experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. A successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dead-line driven environment with a high degree of accuracy and organization.

  • Conduct experiments with a model on the computer and develop habitat models of fishes in the Northwest Atlantic.
  • Perform analyses of survey data that will be used to predict bycatch of pelagic fish species.
  • Organize, synthesize, and perform data and statistical analysis. Analyze results, prepare reports and manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals.
  • Assist PI in making presentations.
  • Participate on oceanographic research cruises.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.
  • Special Notes:

    The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of FLSA.

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    Official Job Title: Research Support Specialist
    Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Posting Start Date: Mar 21, 2018
    Posting End Date: Apr 20, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
    Salary: Commensurate with experience with the range of $39,000-$50,000
    Salary Grade: N11

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