[MARMAM] Job Announcement

Human Resources hr at alaskasealife.org
Wed Nov 5 13:12:52 PST 2014


The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to
promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystem. We are
seeking the following:



*Research Coordinator*



*Summary:*

This position is responsible for coordinating a broad range of in-house and
field related activities specific to the Research Program at ASLC and other
duties as assigned that will require initiative and supervising staff.



*Education/Training Requirements:*

A bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology or a related field and two years’
related experience, preferably in a research setting or the equivalent is
required.  Two years of experience in coordinating and conducting field
research on small boats, and work in remote locations required.  A Master’s
degree in biology zoology or a related field is preferred.  A minimum of 2
year experience in a management or supervisory role desired.  Individuals
with pinniped experience preferred.  Experience with equipment procurement
and inventory is beneficial.  Experience with professional boat
procurement, rigging, maintenance or operation preferred.  SCUBA
certification (NAUI / PADI) to Advanced Open Water level desired.  Position
requires extensive field work dealing with heavy equipment and large,
potentially dangerous, animals.  Proficiency in computer skills, including
the use of the most recent versions of the Windows operating system and MS
Office. This position is located in Seward Alaska.



The specific skills and abilities of each employee in this position and the
needs of the project will dictate which of the primary responsibilities are
performed by each individual employee.



*Essential Duties:*



1.             Assists lead scientist on designated research projects
including developing project plans, managing budgets, and grant and report
writing.



2.             Conducts field and/or laboratory based research activities
that may include arranging logistics, sample collections, supervising field
or laboratory staff in the absence of the lead scientist, and reporting to
the lead scientist regularly on the status of the project.



3.             Ensures Research Technicians, Interns and Volunteers are
properly trained and equipped for their assigned tasks, and conducts or
arranges for training as necessary to carry out the Department’s objectives.



4.             Manages the procurement, inventory, and maintenance of
facilities, equipment and supplies to be used in research projects.
Performs data entry and analysis as requested.



5.             Supervise boat operations for the program, and actively
participate in selecting, purchasing, rigging, testing and operating
assorted boats utilized in the program.



6.             Support, under the direction of the lead Scientist,
attending Veterinarian, and the Steller Sea Lion Program Manager, animal
handling procedures for captured animals while in the field.



7.             Participate in drafting permit applications and other
permitting-related activities.



8.             Provide support for research that may include sea lions,
eider, and other programs, and may include diving operations and physical
plant activities.





Regular, full-time position with benefits.



*Start Date: December 15, 2014**
                                     Apply by:  Close of business Nov 19,
2014*



Email resume & application (downloadable at www.alaskasealife.org) to
HR at alaskasealife.org or fax to 907-224-6320.



*EE/AAO Employer*


Human Resources
Alaska SeaLife Center
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