[Coral-List] Job announcement: Research Associate II position in coral reef ecology

Dana Williams dana.williams at noaa.gov
Fri Feb 22 17:10:30 EST 2008

To apply go to www.miami.edu/careers

Job Title: Research Associate II
Position Number: 036507
Department: Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies 
(RSMAS University of Miami)

The University of Miami is committed to educating and nurturing 
students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and 
beyond. We are leaders in the area of education, scholarship, 
intercollegiate athletics and service. Come join our team!
The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of 
the University of Miami invites applications for a Research Associate II 
position in coral reef ecology. The research is focused on coral reef 
benthic assessment and restoration and involves collaboration with 
scientists at the Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science 
(RSMAS) and the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fishery Science Center (SEFSC) 
as part of the Benthic Ecosystem Assessment and Research Unit.
Incumbent will be a full participant (with P.I and colleagues) in field 
research on coral reef protected resources, primarily in the Florida 
Keys National Marine Sanctuary but also including other Caribbean sites. 
Projects include monitoring/evaluation of coral reef benthic habitat, 
population assessment, and pilot studies of novel ecological restoration 
techniques. Extensive overnight travel (12-15 weeks per year) will be 
required. Activities include planning/logistics for field trips, 
leadership in diving and small boat operations and associated safety 
requirements, data entry and management, assisting PI in preparation of 
reports. Field work may involve exposure to uncomfortable environmental 
conditions (e.g. heat, cold, storms, etc.).
Applicants must have a Bachelors degree in marine biology, zoology, 
botany, environmental science or related fields, and at least two years 
of experience of field-based marine research. Applicants must have 
extensive scientific dive experience, prior AAUS certification is 
preferable; some experience operating small (25ft) outboard vessels 
(ideally USCG auxiliary safety certification and local knowledge of the 
upper Florida Keys); proficiency in general PC software, particularly 
Microsoft Excel, and basic knowledge of MS Access (extensive knowledge 
of MS Access and/or ArcGIS is preferred). Applicants must possess strong 
organizational skills, attention to detail and an interest and ability 
to learn new software. The incumbent must have excellent written and 
oral communication skills in order to communicate with a diverse group 
of people in large collaborative projects. Position #036507. Salary: 
Apply online at: www.miami.edu/careers. Curriculum Vitae and contact 
information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation 
are required.

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/Affirmative Action Employer.

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