[MARMAM] Sea Lion Research Technician position available, The Alaska SeaLife, Seward, AK

Daniel Barth danb at alaskasealife.org
Thu Sep 2 17:20:54 PDT 2010



The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization generating and
sharing scientific knowledge that promotes understanding and stewardship
of Alaska's marine ecosystems is seeking applications for the following:


Sea Lion Research Technician


This position is responsible for supporting a broad range of both
captive and field related activities specific to the Research Program at


Education/Training Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field with two years of field or
animal handling experience.  Individuals with pinniped experience
preferred. Minimum of two years experience with boat driving and
rigging. Experience boating with divers desired. Experience with boat
maintenance beneficial.  SCUBA certification (NAUI / PADI) to Advanced
Open Water level preferred.  Experience with permits or report writing
beneficial.  Position requires captive and fieldwork dealing with large,
potentially dangerous animals.


Essential Duties (include but are not limited to):

1.         Participate in captive Steller sea lion research procedures,
including preparation, scheduling, communication to offsite
collaborators, and ensure collection completion.


2.         Support the sea lion Chiswell and Transient Juvenile Programs
under direction of the Principal Investigator or Research Associate,
including preparation for, and participation in, fieldwork, scheduling
research and related activities, skiff driving, and animal handling and
sampling in coordination with Vet Services, Husbandry, and Facilities


3.         Support boat operations for the program, and actively
participate in selecting, purchasing, rigging, testing and operating
assorted boats utilized in the program.  Assist in safety training for
vessel operators and crew.  Assist Vessel Safety Officer (VSO) in
ensuring ASLC vessels are seaworthy and safe.  


4.         Assist in drafting permit applications and reports for
captive Steller sea lions and other permitting-related activities.  


5.         Assist with grant proposal submission to support various
field and captive projects.


6.         Support and assist in the design and construction of
facilities or technologies for Steller sea lions.


7.         Provide support for research that may include beluga, harbor
seal, eider, sea otter, and other programs, and may include permitting,
camera installation, and data collection, diving operations and physical
plant activities.


Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to speak and write effectively and be comfortable meeting and
interfacing with new people with diverse interests.  Ability to be
organized and self-motivated, and possess a strong desire to see the
completion of projects.  Individual must be self-motivated and have the
ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
Proficiency in computer skills, including the use of the most recent
versions of the Windows operating system and MS Office.


This is a regular, full-time position.  ASLC offers a competitive wage
(DOE) and benefits package.


Start Date: October 14, 2010
Apply by:  September 25, 2010


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>



The ASLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer. 


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