[Coral-List] Job Posting (Deadline 4/16/2021): JIMAR PIFSC Marine Ecosystem Research Analyst

Joy Smith - NOAA Affiliate joy.smith at noaa.gov
Mon Apr 5 20:46:29 UTC 2021

*Job Posting (Deadline 4/16/2021): JIMAR PIFSC Marine Ecosystem Research

The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) is
currently recruiting for a Marine Ecosystem Research Analyst position
within NOAA’s Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) based in
Honolulu, HI. The focus of this position will be on data integration of
both biological (benthic and reef fish survey data) and environmental
datasets from the Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa. Working with a
dynamic, cross-disciplinary, and engaged team of scientists at the PIFSC,
the successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and
collaborate closely with jurisdictional partners and research institutes to
identify and advance common research goals. Prospect candidates should be
willing to travel and participate in fieldwork. Funding for this position
is secured for three years.

PIFSC implements NOAA’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
across the U.S. Pacific Islands, tracking biological trends and recording
climate- and human-driven impacts on coral reefs. This position will lead
the collation, integration, and visualization of ecological and
environmental data from coral reef ecosystem surveys to generate data
products that inform federal and jurisdictional management needs. Thus,
preference will be given to candidates with strong organizational skills,
including experience compiling, managing, QCing, and summarizing large
datasets; developing spatial databases and user-friendly data visualization
products using platforms such as ArcGIS (or QGIS). Proficiency with the
statistical-computing software R is also desirable, along with experience
accessing satellite-based environmental data. Although the successful
candidate should have a general working knowledge of marine ecology and
coral reef ecosystems in order to conduct a variety of analyses to meet
program needs, initial projects will focus on collating data relating physical
and biological processes to the structure and function of coral reef
communities across the U.S. Pacific. Ability to coordinate and effectively
communicate with resource management agencies and partners across the
Pacific to develop productive data-sharing relationships is essential.
There is potential travel to American Samoa to present/deliver data
products and participate in field work linking watershed management
effectiveness to coral reef health.

DEADLINE: Please note the deadline to apply is 4/16/2021.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

Please refer to the full job posting for more information about the
positions’ Primary Duties, Required Qualifications, and instructions on how
to apply: navigate to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings” and Project
Name “JIMAR” (position #: 221154). Please note applicants must be US
citizens or permanent residents.


More information about the Ecosystem Science Division can be found at:

Please distribute to anyone you think may be interested.


Joy Smith, PhD
JIMAR Coral Reef Ecosystem Oceanographer
1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
Office: 808.725.5531

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