[MARMAM] Marine Research Associate Position

Daniela Maldini researchdirector at pacificwhale.org
Mon Dec 27 16:16:35 PST 2010

The Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Hawaii. It
was founded in 1980 and, today, it has approximately 150 employees and the
capability to tackle a wide range of issues, projects and programs in its
ongoing efforts to promote marine conservation, research and education.

We are seeking two highly motivated people to fill the full-time permanent
position of Research Associate and assist with our ongoing humpback whale
research in Eastern Australia and in Hawaii. The position is based on Maui,
Hawaii with approximately 90 days of field work in Australia each year. The
research team will be working from a small (6.25m), ridged hulled
inflatable.  Primary responsibilities include planning and overseeing the
field season, driving the research vessel, taking photo-identification
shots, managing data entry and organization, and leading the effort of
cataloging photograph and matching flukes. When not in the field, the
Research Associate will be responsible for data management and analysis,
preparation of reports and co-authorship of publications. Other duties may
apply from time to time according to the needs of the research department.

Qualifications: an MS degree in Marine Ecology or comparable field. At least
3 years of experience working in the field with marine mammals, particularly
humpback whales. Ability to handle long days in the field, rough sea
conditions, cramped spaces and long travel times. Above average knowledge of
GIS software, statistics, database management, photo-identification
procedures and use of digital cameras are a must. Excellent scientific
speaking and writing skills and some experience publishing preferable.

Closing Date: 15 Jan 2011

Candidates should be US citizens or residents. Interested applicants should
send a cover letter, CV and the names of three references to
researchdirector at pacificwhale.org.


Daniela Maldini, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Ma'alaea Rd., Suite 211
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808-856-8338
Fax: 808-243-9021
Email: dmaldini at pacificwhale.org
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