[MARMAM] Upcoming Large Whale Team Lead Position

Michael Simpkins Michael.Simpkins at noaa.gov
Wed Jun 1 04:37:29 PDT 2011

The Protected Species Branch of NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science 
Center in Woods Hole, MA, will be recruiting a Research 
Ecologist/Zoologist ZPIV (equal to a GS-13 to 14), full-time permanent 
position to lead its Large Whale Team.

The Large Whale Team Lead's primary role will be to lead NOAA’s North 
Atlantic large whale ecological research program. This research will 
focus on the population dynamics and ecology of large whales to better 
define critical habitat for whale species in the Northwest Atlantic and 
to provide guidance for NOAA managers on conservation topics such as 
designing protective measures to reduce gear interactions and ship 
strikes. The incumbent will design and direct studies of right whale 
ecology. The incumbent will also lead a number of other cooperative 
research projects, including our continuing research with the Stellwagen 
Bank National Marine Sanctuary on right and humpback whales. A secondary 
responsibility of this position will be to assist in the development and 
implementation of short to long-term extramural research on large whale 
ecology in New England. The individual should have at least a MS in 
Biological Sciences (PhD preferred), experience leading small research 
teams, and experience publishing and presenting. Large whale or marine 
mammal experience is not a requirement.

The formal announcement will be posted on USAJOBS 
(http://www.usajobs.opm.gov) in the next few weeks. The announcement, 
however, will likely be open only for 14 days or so, given NOAA's new 
expedited hiring schedule. This serves as advance notice of the upcoming 
opportunity, with the goal of providing interested candidates additional 
time to prepare application materials within USAJOBS. If you are 
interested in applying, consider entering your education and experience 
into the USAJOBS resume builder now, and gather your academic transcripts.

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