[MARMAM] Large Whale Team Lead Position at NEFSC
Michael.Simpkins at noaa.gov
Tue Jun 21 04:16:19 PDT 2011
The Protected Species Branch of NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science
Center in Woods Hole, MA, is recruiting a Supervisory Research
Ecologist/Zoologist, full-time permanent position to lead its Large
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 achieve
such objectives as better defining critical habitat for whale species in
the Northwest Atlantic and providing guidance for NOAA managers on
conservation topics such as the development of 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 position is advertised as a Supervisory ZP-IV (equivalent to
GS-13/14) with promotion potential to ZP-V (equivalent to GS-15).The
opportunity is posted for both "status" (e.g., current federal
employees) and "non-status" (general public) candidates.The "status"
announcement number is NMFS-NEFSC-2011-0085, and the "non-status"
announcement number is NMFS-NEFSC-2011-0087. The opportunity will close
on 4 July 2011.The short open period reflects NOAA's new expedited
Mike Simpkins, Ph.D.
Chief, Protected Species Branch
Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA/NMFS
166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543
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