[Coral-List] Job announcement: Marine Reserve Science Coordinator

Sarah Lester lester at msi.ucsb.edu
Wed Mar 24 12:18:49 EDT 2010

European Marine Reserve Science Coordinator, PISCO

Position Summary: The Appointee will serve as the European Marine 
Reserve Science Coordinator for the Oregon State University team of the 
Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) 
located in Corvallis, Oregon. This is a 12-month position funded by a 
contract from Natural England. The Coordinator will organize the 
development of a European version of the second edition of "The Science 
of Marine Reserves" booklet. The output will apply global lessons to a 
European context, drawing particularly from temperate waters including 
the UK. To do so, the booklet will feature case studies from relevant 
marine reserves in EU waters and from relevant regions outside of 
Europe, such as other temperate zones. The Coordinator will be 
responsible for synthesizing the existing, regionally-applicable 
scientific information about marine reserves, focusing on marine 
reserves in northern European waters, in other European waters, and in 
other temperate locations. The Coordinator will research and collate 
relevant case study material; perform a meta-analysis of existing marine 
reserve data from the EU and create a map of all MPAs in the region; 
identify and draft regional content for the booklet including case 
studies; create and support a Science Advisory body; manage logistics 
associated with booklet production; coordinate meetings and conference 
calls of project team members, design staff, PIs, Science Advisors, and 
other partners; and develop and implement strategies to catalyze new 
science in order to fill information gaps about marine reserves. The 
Coordinator will work with a team of individuals located at Oregon State 
University (Dr. Kirsten Grorud-Colvert) and University of California, 
Santa Barbara (Drs. Steve Gaines, Satie Airamé, and Sarah Lester).

Highest Degree: Graduate degree in Marine Science (Ph. D. preferred)

Work experience: Experience in the field of marine conservation, 
science, and/or policy is preferred.

Other job-related skills and abilities: Strong understanding of marine 
ecology, specifically the science of marine reserves; ability to 
articulate and communicate marine conservation science and its 
implications to non-scientific audiences; ability to work well in 
partnerships, including as part of a physically dispersed team; ability 
to coordinate, develop, and execute strategies and related activities. 
Must be organized and demonstrate ability to coordinate multiple 
partners and efforts; must demonstrate initiative and be able to work 
independently and as a member of a team. Must have strong communication 
and writing skills. This position requires travel. Preferred candidates 
will have a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing 
diversity. For more information about the Science of Marine Reserves 
project, visit http://www.piscoweb.org/outreach/pubs/reserves

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact 
information for three references to Kirsten Grorud-Colvert 
(grorudck at science.oregonstate.edu). Review of applications will begin 
April 7, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

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