RSMAS - Senior Research Associate I - CIMAS

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-12
Req: R100042125
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The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) invites applications for a Senior Research Associate I position. The research will involve collaboration with scientists at RSMAS and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), Fisheries Statistics Division located on Virginia Key.

This position is concerned with database management and programming for the Pelagic Logbook Program of the Fishery Statistics Division. The incumbent will assist with all phases of pelagic weigh-out data and longline vessel logbook data processing and quality control for domestic longline data. The incumbent will be responsible for documenting the processes used by the pelagic logbook program to enter and quality control data, as well as identify areas of possible process improvement. The incumbent will work with co-workers to maintain and improve the automated quality control processes in the data base systems and will work to maintain documentation about the systems. The incumbent will be responsible for responding to requests for information from scientists, fishery managers and the public. Other logbook duties involve answering requests from fishermen and dealers, providing information on the completion of logbook forms, retrieving vessel permit information and updating delinquent vessels’ data and permit renewal information.

The incumbent will also use other agency databases to reconcile both coastal and pelagic logbook reports with dealer reported landings as an additional level of quality control and vessel reporting compliance.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or higher in fisheries biology, marine science, mathematics, environmental science or related fields, and relevant work related experience with evidence of contributions to the dissemination of new research information. Necessary skills include extensive knowledge of database management systems (Access, Oracle) and proficiency in SAS, R, or SQL coding. Applicants must also have a general understanding of statistical analyses. Applicants must possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail and an interest and ability to learn new software.

Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills in order to communicate with a diverse group of people in large collaborative projects.

Apply online at: Curriculum Vitae, statement of interests, and the names of three people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

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Posted: 10/13/2020
Application Due: 1/11/2021
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