RSMAS - Research Associate I - CIMAS
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-08
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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 Research Associate I position in Marine Biology. The position is concerned with conducting field and laboratory science in close collaboration with scientists at RSMAS and the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami Laboratory.
The incumbent will conduct field work involving the monitoring of small fish and macroinvertebrates with trawl and throw trap. Field work may include work in inclement conditions. Both local and near-by 2-3-day travel to field location will occur. The incumbent will conduct reviews, analyses, and laboratory studies to improve knowledge about the epifaunal community and individual species of special interest to support their use, singly or collectively, as ecological indicators. The incumbent will contribute to the preparation of annual reports and will develop presentations and papers and present scientific findings to colleagues in professional settings when opportunities allow. Prior experience with presenting findings of studies to colleagues as well as with peer-review publication of results is preferred. Prior experience with mentoring undergraduate students and managing lab supplies, protocols, and training of employees is also preferred.
Required education is a BS in marine science, biological oceanography, or related field, with at least three credit hours at or above the undergraduate level. A Master’s degree is preferred. The incumbent must have experience sampling small fish and macroinvertebrates in a shallow-water estuarine and marine environment using a trawl net and a solid-frame throw-trap that is cleared with a fitted seine. The incumbent must have experience operating a small boat under field sampling conditions. MOCC Certification is advantageous. The incumbent must be able to correctly identify South Florida estuarine and other coastal fish and macroinvertebrates (especially decapods), as well as demonstrate proficiency at using identification keys. Animal husbandry experience with small fish and macroinvertebrates, including maintaining feeding cultures and appropriate water chemistry, is also required, as is the demonstrated ability to design and conduct aquatic animal experiments including behavioral studies. Other necessary skills include proficiency with Office computer software (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) in a Windows environment. The incumbent must have data management capability and the foundation to build statistical and graphics capability within the R statistical environment. Experience with the use of ArcGIS for mapping of data is also required. The incumbent must have excellent verbal skills (both written and oral) to facilitate communication within and beyond the research unit.
Apply online at: www.miami.edu/careers. Curriculum Vitae and the contact information for 3 people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.
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