[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Biologist position available

Steve Silva steve.silva at tx.rr.com
Wed Mar 19 08:53:04 PDT 2008

Geo-Marine, Inc. is seeking an experienced Senior Marine Mammal Biologist for our Plano, TX office. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to ongoing projects through the contribution of their technical expertise. Projects include, but are not limited to, shipboard and aerial surveys in the near shore and offshore environments, statistical modeling of protected species distribution, and marine resource, environmental, and biological assessments in support of NEPA, ESA, MMPA, CZCA, or the MSFCMA/SFA.

Excellent writing and communication skills are a must, as is the ability to complete assignments in a timely manner. Previous working experience with consulting firms, state or federal agencies, and marine mammals is required, as are project management skills.

Responsibilities include:
*researching, acquiring, and synthesizing marine literature and data;
*participating in research field efforts;
*collecting, reviewing, manipulating, and analyzing marine data, including application of statistical tests, as necessary;
*ensuring consistent production of thorough, accurate, and technically sound reports in client specified formats;
*maintaining project documentation and records;
*act as a team leader/principal investigator with responsibility for specific project/subject areas;
*communicating with scientists in government agencies, academia, and industry;
*participating in project team meetings and attending meetings with third parties/clients as required; and
*traveling to client locations, project sites, symposia/other meetings, or other regional offices as required.


An interdisciplinary background integrating living marine resources and the marine environment is essential. M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Marine Biology, Marine Ecology, Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Oceanography, or other related discipline. Three to seven years experience in applied marine sciences, working preferably for, but not limited to, a regulatory agency, consulting firm, or military environmental group. The successful candidate will possess strong writing and editing, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently while functioning in an environment of changing priorities and strict time constraints.

Although not required, those candidates possessing experience with DISTANCE, ESRI, GIS, SAS, and/or EndNote software; scientific SCUBA diving; marine/aquatic field collections or monitoring (including shipboard and aerial survey experience); and familiarity with marine regulations/legislation will have the advantage. U.S. Navy experience, particularly with operations and/or training, is also desirable.

To apply for this position, interested candidates should submit a resume and a scientific writing sample (sole author preferred but first author designation is also acceptable) by email to Steve Silva, Corporate Recruiter, at steve.silva at tx.rr.com

We are presently accepting applications only from US Citizens and permanent residents.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit our website at www.geo-marine.com


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