[Coral-List] Reef Fish Researcher Job with JIMAR/NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystems Division Honolulu

Ivor Williams ivor.williams at noaa.gov
Sat Jun 7 18:03:41 EDT 2014

Position Announcement..

JIMAR PIFSC Reef Fish Researcher
The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research is recruiting for a 'Reef Fish Researcher'. The position will be located at the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystems Division (CRED) in Honolulu. These are contract positions, continuation of funds is dependent on program needs and availability of funds, but have strong potential to be long-term. Applicants with a masters degree and additional professional experience may be considered, but a PhD is strongly preferred. Also, due to current hiring restrictions, we can only hire US citizens or permanent residents.

Please note that as well as, or instead of, other fish team work described in the job posting, there is a strong potential for qualified applicants to become involved in CRED's growing work in Southeast Asia on an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM). Applicants who have prior experience in EAFM, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and / or fisheries management are encouraged to apply. 

Position overview and application information given below. Please direct questions about employment conditions and application procedure to Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza (US) 808-956-5018
 (nwakazur at hawaii.edu). For information on the work of the CRED fish team please email Ivor Williams, NOAA CRED Fish Team lead (ivor.williams at noaa.gov).

Overview and Duties
in brief, JIMAR/NOAA PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystems Division (CRED) in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for a practically-minded reef fish ecologist with good quantitative skills to join the fish team. Much of our work involves conducting long-term monitoring of US-affiliated coral reef areas in the Pacific. In addition, we work closely with local and federal agencies on a variety of management focused programs. There is some flexibility, but likely the position will involve considerable amounts of fieldwork, including participation in research and monitoring cruises on NOAA vessels which involve several weeks or more at sea. 

Core duties involve analysis of survey data to improve understanding of coral reef fish ecosystems in U.S. Pacific Islands. Implementation of underwater visual survey programs to assess and monitor coral reef fish communities and essential fish habitats. Application of data management and advanced statistical techniques to analyze coral reef fish and related ecological data. Preparation of technical reports and scientific manuscripts summarizing results of these analyses, and presentation of findings at national and international meetings. The position involves working closely with partners in local jurisdictions and research institutions to build strong collaborative relationships. Assistance with management of the CRED including proposal writing, administrative functions, and supervision of personnel. 

Closing Date: July 3rd 2014

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 (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. 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 (808)956-8344


Dr Ivor D Williams 
Reef Fish Researcher & Fish Team Lead
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division 
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
National Marine Fisheries Service
1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818 

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