[Coral-List] Hawaii Coral Restoration/Nursery Scientist Position Available

David.A.Gulko at hawaii.gov David.A.Gulko at hawaii.gov
Wed Oct 17 20:32:29 EDT 2012

The State of Hawaii and the University of Hawaii Pacific Cooperative 
Studies Unit have an opening for a coral scientist to assist the State of 
Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources' Divison of Aquatic 
Resources (DAR) with the establishment and maintenance of a working coral 
nursery facility at their Anuenue Fisheries Research Center (AFRC) on the 
island of Oahu to facilitate their new coral reef restoration and 
mitigation program.  The position would be responsible for maintaining the 
indoor/outdoor nursery, raceways and equipment, conduct laboratory and 
limited field research, compile and analyzes data.  Responsible for 
periodic reports relative to  coral nursery operations, coral generation 
and useage/success in habitat alterations.  Oversees/conducts lab and 
nursery operations, adhering to both DAR and where applicable, Global 
Coral Repository (GCR) standards and protocols, and supervises a coral 
nursery/mitigation technician assisting with coral nursery 
initiation/maintenance, and collection of source material and restoration 
of coral habitat.  Participates in coral and marine habitat damage 
investigations with DAR staff; identifies/collects coral specimens; and 
utilizes SCUBA equipment. Position is Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil 
Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), 
University of Hawaii, and Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Department 
of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), located in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, 
satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with 
applicable Federal/State laws. Closing date for applications is October 
29, 2012; 11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time.

Primary qualifications and experience include PhD from an accredited 
college or university with coursework in Ecology, Microbiology, Genetics 
or Conservation Biology.   Two to four (2-4) years of experience culturing 
of live coral.  Two to four (2-4) years of coral reef field experience to 
have included scientific research diving and computer data entry. 
Experience using both dissecting and compound microscopes, various size 
Mettler balances, cryogenic gear and liquid nitrogen.  Experience should 
include some supervisory experience.  Secondary qualifications include 
Post-Doctorate work experience at an accredited college or university in 
biological sciences with evidence of publications in coral mitigation, 
culturing or restoration;  experience managing subordinate staff and 
volunteers in a field setting; experience using Geographic Information 

Applicants should be familiar with standard laboratory culturing and 
tissue handling techniques as applied to marine organisms such as corals. 
Familiar with the use of liquid nitrogen for preserving tissue cultures. 
Familiar with with Microsoft Excel and Access.  Familiar with commonly 
used underwater scientific survey techniques such as digital transecting, 
photoquadrat collection, rugosity measurement, coral fragment collection, 
and other established survey methodologies.  Must be able to identify in 
the field Hawaiian corals, algae, and invertebrates.  Must be able to 
produce scientifically accurate documents and reports, based on analysis 
of both field and lab projects, and research design.  Familiarity with 
applicable Federal/State laws, policies and procedures.  Must be SCUBA 
certified (NAUI, PADI, etc.) and meet the standards established by the 
University of Hawaii?s and/or program?s diver certification process (which 
meets the standards set by the American Academy of Underwater Science) and 
hold the current certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen 
Administration.  Must be able to qualify as a DAR Scientific Diver.  Must 
be capable of handling all necessary diving equipment and procedures 
required in conducting underwater research from shore or small boats. Must 
be able to lift and carry fifty (50) pounds and be comfortable working 
outdoors, around seawater, and in contact with marine organisms.

For inquiries, please contact Dave Gulko +1 (808) 587-0318 or 
david.a.gulko at hawaii.gov.

To apply please go to www.rcuh.com, click on ?Employment?; select ?Apply? 
and navigate to ?See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.? You must 
submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 
1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 
5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications 
must be submitted/received by the closing date (October 29, 2012; 11:59 
P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time). If you do not have access to 
our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional 
documents to rcuhhr at rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application 
process and/or need assistance, please call +1 (808)956-8344.

Dave Gulko, Aquatic Biologist IV - Coral Reefs, NRD Incident Response
Division of Aquatic Resources
Hawai?i Department of Land & Natural Resources
1151 Punchbowl Street, room 330
Honolulu, HI  96813

(808) 587-0318 (o), (808) 587-0115 (fax)
(808) 294-4280 (cell)
david.a.gulko at hawaii.gov

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