Margaret W Miller
Margaret.W.Miller at noaa.gov
Tue Jul 10 13:05:37 EDT 2001
Here is an announcement for a 2 year post-doctoral associateship at the
University of Miami's NOAA Cooperative Institute. Application materials
should be submitted to Dr. Joseph Prospero as indicated in the
announcement. However, questions regarding the research situation may
be addressed to me.
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE IN CORAL REEF ECOLOGY
This is a limited duration, research appointment in the Cooperative
Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami.
responsibilities involve directing and performing ongoing research on
and/or coral population dynamics processes on coral reefs, including
interpretation of existing monitoring data and developing long term
protocols. The research will involve collaboration with the scientists
Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and the
NOAA-Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC).
The incumbent must be able to work independently, but will be under the
supervision of the Director of CIMAS and will be expected to work under
technical guidance of senior scientists at SEFSC. The incumbent is
report periodically to the Director of CIMAS on the progress of work.
GUIDELINES AND ORIGINALITY
Available guidelines and precedents such as existing literature in the
largely lacking in many critical areas of research. A high degree of
expected to develop and apply original methods to attack problems in
ecology of interest to habitat management. Incumbent must analyze and
complex data and information. The incumbent will work with scientists
guidelines for the research approach.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS
The incumbent must have extensive academic training and field experience
marine and habitat sciences and technical knowledge regarding the
factors regulating organisms on coral reefs. In addition they must
information and methodologies from other disciplines including
statistics. The incumbent must be able to carefully explain and
interpretive results before the scientific community from many countries
expected to maintain an active affiliation with scientific bodies,
the private sector. He/she may be called upon to serve as a member of a
team. The incumbent must be experienced in the use of computers and
programming for the manipulation, numerical analysis, and graphical
large data sets. This interaction may lead to the advancement of
knowledge and be
documented by scientific publications.
The work associated with this position is about evenly divided between
performed in an office environment and in the field. Extensive offshore
will require lifting (less than 100 lbs) walking, standing, bending,
swimming. In addition, the incumbent will be required to be a certified
diver working with underwater photography, and may also participate in
underwater surveys of various types. Other than these requirements, no
physical demands are needed to perform the work.
The incumbent must have a PhD in an appropriate area of marine ecology
direct experience in the benthic ecology of southern Florida or the
incumbent will be required to be an authorized SCUBA diver and have
using small boats. Preference will be given to individuals who have
direct experience in coral reef ecology, benthic processes, and
field project management.
Applicants should: (1) submit a resume and statement of research
interests; and (2)
have at least three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Joseph M. Prospero, Director
University of Miami
Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2001. The University of
Miami/CIMAS is an equal opportunity employer.
Margaret W. Miller, PhD
NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Science Center
75 Virginia Beach Dr, Miami, FL 33149
305-361-4561, 305-361-4562 (FAX)
margaret.w.miller at noaa.gov
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