[MARMAM] Large Whale Team Lead Position at NEFSC

Michael Simpkins 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 
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 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 
hiring schedule.

-- 
Mike Simpkins, Ph.D.
Chief, Protected Species Branch
Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA/NMFS
166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone:  508-495-2358
Fax:  508-495-2032

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