[MARMAM] Job Announcement for the Alaska SeaLife Center

Jenelle Gilding Jenelle_Gilding at alaskasealife.org
Thu Oct 1 09:42:28 PDT 2009


                                

 

The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to marine
research, rehabilitation, conservation, and public education is seeking
applications for the following: 


 


RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - MARINE MAMMAL BIOLOGY

 

This position is responsible for assisting the lead scientist in
conducting research projects at the Alaska SeaLife Center and
independently managing designated projects.  Research will focus on
biotelemetry studies of behavioral and physiological ecology and/or
comparative health and physiology studies of pinnipeds and other marine
vertebrates.

 

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

*          Assisting in all phases of assigned research projects,
including functioning as the primary staff member for developing project
plans, managing project budgets, and arranging project logistics

*          Providing technical support in laboratory and field settings:
animal capture, physiological sample collection and laboratory analysis,
testing and use of non-invasive technology (e.g., ultrasound, thermal
imaging, 3D imaging), application of biotelemetry instruments (e.g.
time-depth-acceleration data loggers and GPS tracking devices),
post-collection data processing including image analysis

*          Reporting to lead scientist regularly on status of research
projects

*          Compiling data records, tracking disposition of samples,
managing databases, performing statistical analyses

*          Drafting reports and scientific publications and preparing
and delivering public presentations including talks and posters

*          Working directly with internal and external collaborators and
contractors to meet project objectives

*          May be required to participate in extended field research

*          Boating experience beneficial

Requirements:

Master's degree in biology, marine biology, zoology, chemistry, or
related field. 

Preferred skills/experience: familiarity with principles of
biotelemetry, experience with laboratory and field research of animals,
especially in the areas of integrative physiology and behavioral
ecology, experience with spatial analyses and mapping software (GIS).

 

This is a permanent, full-time position.  The SeaLife Center offers a
competitive wage (DOE) with great benefits, in a beautiful setting.
Seward is a tourist destination, located on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula,
boasting incredible recreation opportunities.  Imagine partaking in
world-class halibut and salmon fishing, rafting, and kayaking in
Resurrection Bay.  Experience icebergs calving from glaciers in Kenai
Fjords National Park.   Hike the 200 miles of trail in the Chugach
National Forest, encountering wildlife like moose, black and brown
bears, bald eagles, and Dall Sheep.  

 

Start Date: As soon as possible           Apply by:   November 6, 2009

 

Send resume & application (downloadable at www.alaskasealife.org
<http://www.alaskasealife.org/> ) to Human Resources, Alaska SeaLife
Center, P. O. Box 1329, Seward, AK  99664-1329, or fax 907-224-6320, or
email to HR at alaskasealife.org <mailto:human_resources at alaskasealife.org>
.  Applications received by October 8 should indicate whether the
applicant will be attending the Society for Marine Mammalogy conference
in Quebec City for possible informal interview.

 

www.alaskasealife.org

The ASLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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