[Coral-List] Seeking Project Manager for Assisted Evolution in Corals - Hawaii

Katie Barott katiebarott at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 19:20:06 EDT 2016

The Gates lab at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology is looking for a
Project Manager to lead a project investigating using assisted evolution to
mitigate climate change effects in reef-building corals. This project is an
international collaboration between HIMB and the Australian Institute of
Marine Science, funded by the Paul G. Allen Foundation (Vulcan, Inc).
Applications are due July 1, 2016.


Non-Civil Service position with the laboratory of Ruth Gates, located at
the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), located in Kaneohe, HI.
Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs,
satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with
applicable Federal/State laws.

DUTIES:  Manages the project: “Building a Biological Toolkit to Mitigate
Ocean Acidification Impacts and Restore Coral Reefs”, and contributes to
the leadership, organization, research activities, and public
communications of the project.  Meets regularly with project staff and
leadership to coordinate scientific research and outreach activities on
coral responses to climate change.  Oversees project personnel, including
undergraduate and graduate research assistants, volunteers, technicians,
and postdoctoral researchers.  Reviews project budget, prepares project
reports, and ensures project benchmarks are met on time.  Manages project
database and data archiving.  Assists in the preparation of presentations,
reports, and data for publication in peer-reviewed journals and in the
development of research proposals.  Assists in laboratory and field
activities including sample collection on snorkel from small boats in coral
reef environments.

EDUCATION/TRAINING:  PhD from an accredited college or university in marine
biology or ecology, oceanography, marine science, or other related
discipline. MS degree from an accredited college or university in Biology
or Environmental Sciences and additional three to five (3-5) years of
experience in coral reef science or project management may substitute for

EXPERIENCE:  Three to five (3-5) years of project management and budget
management experience. Must have three to five (3-5) years of prior
experience supervising three (3) or more paid staff and attendance in
supervisory training programs. Three to five (3-5) years or experience as a
research scientist in a marine related field.

ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of coral reef ecology, marine biology, or
coastal marine science. Strong background in project, budget, and personnel
management.  Knowledge of data management, public communication,
experimental design, and scientific writing.  Working knowledge of
statistics, web presence management, and social media.  Basic knowledge of
seawater chemistry, ocean acidification, and climate change effects in the
marine environment. Proficient leadership, management and organizational
skills. Strong interpersonal skills, proficient verbal and written
communication skills. Strong understanding of report writing, budgeting,
procurement, general science administration, and proposal development.
Ability to perform supervisory functions, including planning, assigning,
reviewing work, arranging training, and evaluating team member
performance.  Ability to work with others on strategic planning and
managing staff.  Must be proficient in the use of computers including word
processing, presentations, and spreadsheets.  Familiarity with database
management, online data repositories, and open/reproducible science

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to swim, snorkel, and work from a
small boat.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in grant proposal development and
writing.  Knowledge of climate change related research.  Knowledge of coral
reef ecosystems and processes.

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 *July 1, 2016* (11:59
P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time).

Katie Lynn Barott
Postdoctoral Researcher, Gates Lab
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

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