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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami invites applications for a Senior Research Associate I position working with the NOAA Fisheries’ Social Science Research Group (SSRG) at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) in Miami, Florida. The SSRG pursues research on the economics of commercial and recreational fishing and the dependence of fishers and coastal communities on living marine resources. The group collects data, develops models, and conducts analyses in support of fisheries management in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. This research involves close collaboration with SSRG economists and other researchers at the SEFSC.This is a one year position. The selected individual’s primary duties will include a) running multiple mail survey data collections of SE fisheries, including administration, frame and sampling design, instrument (re-)design, outreach, and survey implementation (mailing, tracking, respondent interactions, data entry and verification); b) assisting with generating accurate and timely economic reports and analyses of the SE fisheries, including data processing and analysis in the R statistical programming language; and creating reports using knitr and LaTex; and c) assisting with ad hoc research requests. This research involves close collaboration with SSRG economists.Applicants must have a Masters degree or higher in fisheries economics, resource economics, environmental economics, or a related field, and relevant experience gained during education or training or in employment in a research position, including evidence of research support leading to the dissemination of new information (i.e. technical reports, presentations, publications, etc.). Necessary experience includes social science mail survey administration in particular, and, more generally, knowledge of fisheries research, preferably of SE fisheries. Further necessary skills include experience with the statistical programing language, R, knitr, LaTex, and MS Office, especially Excel. A broad set of training and skills are needed to successfully run a survey, including dealing with contractors (focus groups), communicating with survey respondents, attention to detail during survey implementation and data entry, and analytical and reporting skills.The ideal person will be able to quickly learn new software; be very attentive to detail; and have strong organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills will be helpful to communicate with a diverse group of people in collaborative projects.Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation are required. Apply online. Position #P100044928

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information-





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Job No: 65599977
Posted: 11/1/2018
Application Due: 11/29/2018
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