[MARMAM] Job opportunity: Research Analyst in Maui, Hawai'i

Emmanuelle Martinez emmanuellemartinez at pacificwhale.org
Tue Dec 4 11:59:46 PST 2012



Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) -based in Maui, Hawai'i- is a non-profit
organization dedicated to protecting whales and other marine life through
research, education, and conservation.  Our researchers have studied whales
and dolphins throughout the Pacific for over 30 years and currently conduct
projects in Hawai'i, Australia, and Ecuador.  



PWF is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated person to fill the full-time
permanent position of Research Analyst and assist with our ongoing marine
mammal research in Hawai'i and throughout the Pacific. 



The position is based at PWF's headquarters in Ma'alaea, Maui, Hawai'i. 


Primary responsibilities are office-based and include organizing, analyzing,
and managing entry of large volumes of historical and current data. Emphasis
will be given to ecological parameters driving distribution and abundance,
social structure, and behavior of marine mammals, including influence of
anthropogenic factors. The researcher will participate in the generation of
reports and peer-reviewed publications under the supervision of the Research


The majority of PWF research takes place within the four-island region of
Maui County, therefore additional responsibilities may include assisting
with vessel-based data collection on board PWF's whale-watching or
snorkeling trips, and/or research-specific surveys. Other duties may apply
from time to time according to the needs and requirements of the Research



-          MS degree in marine biology or related field and 3-5 years of
experience working in the field with marine mammals -preferably odontocetes
and/or mysticetes-, or equivalent combination of education and experience; 

-          Advanced analytical skills including manipulating, analyzing, and
interpreting data;

-          Excellent knowledge of database management, GIS and statistical
software (Microsoft Access, SQL, ArcGIS, Distance, Mark-Recapture software,
R -preferable);

-          Excellent knowledge of current analytical methodologies.


Ideal candidates should also demonstrate:

-          Ability to take initiative when working independently or as part
of a group;

-          Excellent creative problem-solving skills;

-          Willingness to learn new skills and procedures quickly and train
others in their use;

-          Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;

-          Ability to work long hours in office and field (when required);

-          Experience in publishing (preferable);

-          Enthusiasm and a positive attitude; 

-          A sociable and team-oriented spirit.


Application process

Applications will be accepted through the 16th of December, 2012 (GMT -10h),
with the position starting January 28th 2013.


Applicants should be U.S. citizens, residents, or authorized to work in the
U.S. Interested candidates should submit an application with the following:

-          A cover letter;

-          A resume/CV;

-          Names and contact information of three references.


Please send these items as e-mail attachments to Dr. Emmanuelle Martinez
<mailto:researchdirector at pacificwhale.org> researchdirector at pacificwhale.org
with the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please!


If electronic submission is not possible, hard copies can be mailed to:

            Pacific Whale Foundation

Research Department

300 Ma'alaea Rd., Suite 211

Wailuku, HI 96793, USA


Please note: PWF checks references, conducts background and drug screens,
and is an equal opportunity employer. PWF does not accept applications with
photos, personal information (such as but not limited to: medical history,
age, marital status, parental status, etc.), or applications which are
incomplete or illegible. 




Dr Emmanuelle Martinez                     

Senior Research Scientist

Pacific Whale Foundation



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