RSMAS - Senior Research Associate I - CIMAS

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-05
Req: R100043709
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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 in Marine Mammal Research. The research will involve close collaboration with scientists at RSMAS and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Division located on Virginia Key.

The incumbent will utilize a solid foundation in marine mammal field work, data management and experience working with dolphin photo-identification data to independently carry out and/or support marine mammal research. Specifically, the incumbent will: 1) Serve as Field Party Lead or crew member on surveys and be responsible for conducting multiple aspects of survey preparation and completion, from beginning to end including but not limited to planning, preparing equipment, collecting data and biological samples. 2) Manage, process and analyze dolphin photo-identification data including data entry, photo matching, and catalog verification. 3) Write and assist in the creation of technical reports and peer-reviewed publications including summarizing and reporting survey activities, data analyses and research results and 4) Assist with stranding response and support the Division on programmatic or administrative duties as assigned.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or equivalent experience. Experience with marine mammal field work including piloting small vessels safely around marine mammals, collecting remote biopsy samples, and photographing marine mammals is required. Experience with data management and processing dolphin photo-identification data are required. Incumbent should be capable of writing scientific reports and demonstrate excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.

The incumbent 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: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 4/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time