[MARMAM] Job Posting - Population Ecologist

Chip Deutsch chipjd at cox.net
Tue Jan 27 18:52:39 PST 2009

  The FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida is
searching for a Quantitative Population Ecologist to conduct research on
endangered marine mammal populations. 

Title : Associate Research Scientist
Agency : Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 
Classification : Full time Position

Website :  https://jobs.myflorida.com/index.html

Description : Designs and conducts research and statistical assessments on
various aspects of marine mammal populations. Conducts statistical analyses
and builds mathematical models of manatee and right whale populations in
collaboration with other investigators within and external to FWRI, using
available databases (e.g. mortality, aerial survey, telemetry, habitat,
genetics, and photo ID) or obtaining additional data as necessary. Designs
studies and monitoring programs for research on manatee and right whale
populations and related habitat issues. Evaluates and recommends appropriate
changes to data collection methods to correct for or reduce sampling bias
and increase reliability.  Ensures that all data and modeling undergo
rigorous quality control and quality assurance. Consults with and advises
government agencies in evaluation of manatee population data collected by
FWC and other agencies.

Prepares reports and manuscripts of findings from above studies for
Florida's marine resource managers.  Publishes data in refereed journals
or peer-reviewed books and proceedings.   Reviews and evaluates reports,
proposals, and manuscripts pertaining to marine mammals.  Seeks extramural
funding. Serves on committees and working groups as assigned.
Provides guidance to Imperiled Species Management on data interpretation.
Provides leadership and participates in program planning.   

Responsible for the supervision of assigned personnel in a coaching and
mentoring manner to maintain a team-oriented approach to section goals.
Supervisory duties include but are not limited to: recruitment, training,
planning and directing work, reviewing performance with employee and
ensuring compliance with FWRI rules, policies and procedures. Maintains a
professional working environment that promotes teamwork within working units
and with other sections in the Institute.

Location : St. Petersburg, Florida (Pinellas County) Salary : $1783.89 -
$2000.00 biweekly

Education and Experience:  A master's degree and 4 yrs. of professional
experience as described above; or a doctorate with 2 years of experience. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  
Knowledge of wildlife biology, terminology, principles and techniques used
in research on marine mammals or other wildlife species; statistical and
simulation modeling methods, Bayesian statistics including hierarchical
models;  and aerial surveys, genetics, or other population survey
techniques. Ability to collect and maintain scientific data related to
population research, biology and modeling; to perform quantitative analysis
and modeling of scientific data; to plan, organize, and coordinate work
assignments; to publish manuscripts in refereed scientific journals; to work
independently; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to
effectively supervise people; to establish and meet work-related goals; to
understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, to access and formulate
budgetary needs, policies, principles and procedures used in personnel &
database management; use of statistical analysis software; use of word
processing, spreadsheet and database software. 

Must apply online:
Search for Position #: FWC-FWRI #77072679  

Application Deadline : 2/12/2009
Contact Person : Kathy Kulaas
Phone Number : 727-896-8626
E-mail : Kathy.Kulaas at MyFWC.com
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