[MARMAM] Job Annoncement: Research fisheries biologist to work on killer whale field studies

Brad Hanson Brad.Hanson at noaa.gov
Sat Apr 15 06:15:49 PDT 2006

Job opening:  Research fisheries biologist to work on killer whale field studies

This position is in the Conservation Biology Division, Northwest 
Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, Washington. Incumbent of this 
position will assist in the planning, development, and carry out field 
investigations on marine mammals, with emphasis on risk factors 
associated with endangered southern resident killer whales. 
Investigations include: studies using visual and acoustic survey 
techniques from large and small vessels or aircraft, studies to collect 
behavioral and biological samples, studies of stranded animals.

* Applications will only be accepted from United States citizens.

* Full time term Position for 13 months; may be extended up to 4 years

Major Duties: Incumbent will assist the project leader in planning the 
course of research projects by contributing ideas, formulating research 
methods, establishing and carrying out logistical plans, develops and 
monitoring budgets and expenditures, assisting with needs related to 
personnel, and establishing practical procedures for accomplishing the 
work. Field work includes locating animals, data collection and 
recording, operates a variety of field equipment including boats, 
radios, firearms, cars and trucks, and cameras, acquires, set ups, 
dismantles and maintains field equipment; may participates in the 
repairs of equipment or facilities. This includes independent gathering 
and documentation of a variety of data, and may also include training 
and oversight of lower graded technicians. May lead a small group of 
lower graded technicians in gathering field data. Provides input to 
supervisor concerning performance of lower graded technicians. Provides 
training in techniques and procedures, work plans, and may present 
and/or prepare environmental education materials of limited difficulty. 
Incumbent will review, organizes, and validates; and performs 
preliminary analysis of field data. Work will involve automated data 
bases and/or geographic information systems. Uses computers to input 
data, to analyze data with statistical software packages, plots data and 
constructs figures with graphing software, and perform basic word 
processing. Incumbent will assist with the preparation of research and 
work plans, budget documents, development of schedules, and programs 
activities. Assists with the preparation of permit applications and 
reports, final drafts of sections of technical reports and writing 
scientific publications.

For further information and to apply see: 
https://jobs1.quickhire.com/scripts/doc.exe and look for announcement 
number NMF-NWC-2006-0042 (quickest way is to search for the key word 
“killer whale”). Applications must be submitted by 4/28/2005.

M. Bradley Hanson, Ph.D.
NOAA/NMFS/Northwest Fisheries Science Center
2725 Montlake Blvd. E
Seattle, WA 98112

Office phone: 206-860-3220 Fax: 206-860-3475
Cell Phone 206-300-0282

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