[MARMAM] Doctoral Position - Marine Biology

Aileen Jeffries aileen at pacificbio.org
Wed May 29 13:45:00 PDT 2013

Job Post: Marine biologist for population study of Phocoena phocoena and its
role in the Salish Sea ecosystem.


Required: PhD in marine biology, or equivalent, experience in cetacean
research or equivalent, demonstrated ability to secure funding for
independent research. A US citizenship or existing work visa for the US is
required. The ability to relocate to Washington is required.


Desirable: Experience in wildlife population ecology, experience using
acoustic instruments, experience handling boats, experience meeting with
natural resource managers to recommend management policy, experience meeting
with agencies and foundations, success obtaining funding for conservation


The successful candidate will be asked to take the lead in a project that is
underway, to use acoustic monitors and land-based observations to estimate a
population of harbor porpoise. The project leader will have the assistance
of one support staff and work with the current PI. The initial, primary
duties will be to direct measurements to obtain the detection probability of
acoustic monitors. This will include placing, deploying and swapping
acoustic monitors, analyzing data, assessing the accomplishment of the
project and modifying design and execution as necessary. The project leader
will be expected to maintain contact with and coordinate with agencies
working in the area and to be available to occasionally give public
presentations. The project leader must be self-directed, able to take
initiative and able to work as part of a team. The project leader must keep
the success of the project a high priority.


Salary is dependent on experience. Please send a cover letter detailing
experience relevant to this position and a resume to aileen at pacificbio.org.


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