[MARMAM] Research Associate Position - Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program

Kristi Fazioli kfazioli at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 13:42:43 PDT 2022

Please see the below job posting for a full time research associate that
will be responsible for data collection and management for projects
including bottlenose dolphin photo-identification monitoring with the
Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program. Other duties will include
management of a water quality monitoring program and assisting with
other environmental projects.  All applications must be submitted through
the University of Houston Clear Lake online hiring portal.


Job Description

Research Associate


The Research Associate is responsible for performing environmental and
biological research for the Environmental Institute of Houston, including
field data collection and in-office analysis of data. Duties will include
maintenance and use of sampling equipment, vessel handling, team
leadership, and database management utilizing specialized software
programs. Project participation will include, but is not limited to, the
Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program and the Texas Clean Rivers Program.


Organizes and manages supplies and teams for the collection of water
quality data and samples.
Leads a field team to collect photo-identification survey data of
bottlenose dolphins in Galveston Bay each quarter.
Assists in managing a database of dolphin survey photos and associated data.
Performs photo-analysis of dolphin data.
Enters and QC's water quality data.
Assists in field work and equipment and supply maintenance and management
for various EIH projects, and performs all other duties as assigned.



1. Bachelor's degree.

2. Three years of experience with Marine Mammal field research and basic
water quality monitoring.

3. Knowledge of marine mammal ecology and behavior.

4. Knowledge of environmental field data collection methods and equipment.

5. Skills in small vessel handling.

6. Skills in performing photo-identification of marine mammals.

7. Skills in data management and use of software for population research,
specifically Microsoft Excel, Access, and ArcPro GIS.

8. Ability to lead a field team of 3-4 people.

9. Ability to communicate and work well with others.

10. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.


Master's degree in Marine, conservation, biology/science, or similar field.

Experience with Data management and field research team leadership.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume

Notes to Applicant:
This is a full-time, grant-funded position with benefits. Funding for this
benefits-eligible position will be continued contingent upon future
funding. Background and motor vehicle check required. To apply, please
complete the online application and attach a resume and cover letter.
Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete
and disqualified.

Salary: $45,000.00 per year
Schedule: Full-time
Organization: C0012 Environmental Inst of Houston
Job Posting: Jul 15, 2022, 9:34:18 AM
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