Wednesdayinn 3. November 2010

Job Openings in the Field of Coastal and Marine Issues

The University Centre receives a number of notifications about job openings in the field of coastal and marine issues. These are job openings from all over the world, in the field of research and teaching. The announcement venue will be used to post these notifications in the future. Below you can find the first listings:

1. Superintendent, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HI)
2. Senior Marine Scientist, Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund (DC)
3. Resident Lecturer in Marine Resource Management, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands (BRITISH WEST INDIES)
4. Ecologist, Tenure Track Position(s) in Ecology at University of North Carolina (NC)
5. Executive Director, Salmon-Drift Creek Watershed Council (OR)
6. Science Coordinator, NOAA Aquaculture Program (MD)
7. Teaming with Wildlife Program Associate, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (DC)
8. Environmental Resources Manager, Lake of the Woods Association (VA)
9. Managing Director, 2011 Great Barrier Reef Surveym Reef Check Australia (AUSTRALIA)
10. Tropical Marine Conservation Biology Faculty Position, CIEE Research Station Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (Dutch Caribbean)
11. Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Specialist, The Marine Advisory Services Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary (VA)
12. Scientific Council Coordinator, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Secretariat (Nova Scotia, CANADA)
13. Postdoctoral and PhD Student Positions, Coral Ocean Acidification Project, University of Delaware
14. PhD opportunity at the University of Queensland, Coral Responses to Environmental Stress (Queensland, AUSTRALIA)
15. Super Science Fellowships - Resilience of Coral Reef Ecosystems to Climate Change, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Queensland, AUSTRALIA)
16. National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics - National and California
17. Environmental Careers Program, U.S. EPA (DC)
18. Call for Applications, Master of Marine Management (MMM) Degree, Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, CANADA)
19. Camp SEA Lab Naturalist, Spring and Summer Sessions (CA)
20. Call for Pre-proposals on the Effects of Stress on Marine Mammals, Office of Naval Research Marine Mammal Program

1. Superintendent, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HI)
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) is advertising the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent position. It closes on November 17, 2010. The ONMS is looking for a visionary and forward thinking leader who can continue to take the HIHWNMS into the 21st century. This is especially important as the sanctuary recently began a public management plan review and is considering the possible expansion of protection to a greater number of species or even ecosystem management. The advertisement can be viewed at: ALL FEDERAL JOBS - http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ OR ONLY DOC JOBS - http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9cm.asp.

2. Senior Marine Scientist, Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund (DC)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) to conduct appropriate outreach to industry leaders associated with the collection, export, import, wholesale, or retail sale of coral and coral reef wildlife, and products made from coral and coral reef wildlife. This outreach will implement the strategies of a four-organization coalition seeking to ensure the long-term health and resilience of the world's coral reef ecosystems through reform of U.S. trade policies and practices.

The SPO will report to the WWF-US Director of Business and Industry, and work closely with WWF-US's Senior Program Officer for Marine and Fisheries Policy. The SPO will coordinate closely with campaign partners (Environmental Defense Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and Humane Society) to prioritize business targets for outreach, develop appropriate messages, engage targeted businesses, and generate support in the business community for reform.

An advanced degree or equivalent experience in law, policy or business is required. 3-5 years experience engaging businesses in conservation issues and working closely with conservation NGOs is also required. Knowledge of or willingness to learn emerging issues at the interface of conservation, business and social science, especially as they relate to global wildlife trade (e.g., consumer preference, supply/demand relationships, market incentives, and mariculture technology) is necessary. Must have excellent relationship building abilities, a professional style, and the ability to engage senior level leaders and influentials. Must also have strong written and verbal communications skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work well with a broad team. Must be a creative thinker and problem-solver, have negotiation and facilitation skills, and be able to travel nationally and internationally.

AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To submit cover letter and resume please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/jobs.html, job # 11065

 

3. Resident Lecturer in Marine Resource Management, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands (BRITISH WEST INDIES)
The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, year-round resident lecturer position at our field center in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Serve as part of a residential team of faculty and staff that delivers an interdisciplinary, hands-on education and research experience to undergraduate students spending a semester or summer abroad. In this year-round position, the teaching load is one and one-third courses per semester, one-third of summer
course. Field research is conducted with undergraduates and program assistants.

Minimum qualifications are: Ph.D. and university-level teaching experience in a related field; field research experience, preferably in the fields of Fishery Management, MPAs, Marine Policy; demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary teaching and research team; certified SCUBA diver, Divemaster highly preferred. Start date: January 10, 2011.

 

For more information refer to the full position description at
http://www.fieldstudies.org/pages/176_center_for_marine_resource_studies.cfm

 

John Claydon, PhD
Center Director
SFS - Center for Marine Resource Studies
South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands
British West Indies
Cell: +1 649 332 3365
www.fieldstudies.org

Mailing address:
School for Field Studies
10 Federal Street, Suite 24
Salem, MA 01970-3876
U.S.A.

 

 


4. Ecologist, Tenure Track Position(s) in Ecology at University of North Carolina (NC)
The position web site: https://itsapps.unc.edu/RAMS4/directDetails.do?reqId=2500486
Position Summary:
The Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor. One half of the normal teaching load in the home department will be devoted to needs of the Curriculum, and the person filling this position is expected to advise students and serve on Curriculum committees. The Curriculum is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences. It offers graduate degrees in Ecology, a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Approximately 30 fulltime students are enrolled in the graduate program, and there are approximately 400 majors at the undergraduate level. Students in the program benefit from a close working relationship with the UNC Institute for the Environment which offers a number of opportunities for experiential education, including operation of field study sites. More detail about the Curriculum and the Institute may be found at www.cee.unc.edu and www.ie.unc.edu. Students pursuing undergraduate degrees may select from several concentrations, including Environment and Health, Ecology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Decision-making, Environment and Culture, and Environment and Natural Resources.

Education Requirements:
Candidates must have a PhD in a field related to the environment, including but not restricted to Anthropology, Biology, Economics, Geography, Geology, Marine Science, and Public Policy. The successful candidate will have his or her primary appointment in an appropriate department within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Qualifications and Experience:
The Curriculum seeks outstanding candidates who show promise of excellence in both teaching and research and who have the potential to provide leadership in the Curriculum.

Special Instructions:
Candidates should submit application through UNC's Human Resources jobseekers website at jobs.unc.edu/2500486. Include at least four references from whom letters may be sought for candidates who are placed on a short list. Also include a statement about your interdisciplinary interests and how you envision your role in the Curriculum at UNC-CH. The Search Committee will begin review of candidates on November 15, 2010. The position will remain opened until filled.

Contact:
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email toequalopportunity@unc.edu.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department, please contact David Moreau, Chair, dmoreau@email.unc.edu

 

 

5. Executive Director, Salmon-Drift Creek Watershed Council (OR)
Status: Regular, Full time, exempt position
Starting Salary: High $40's DOE, plus benefits

Background
The mission of SDCWC is to promote the protection and restoration of healthy fish and wildlife resources in the watersheds of the Salmon River, Devils Lake, Schooner Creek, and Drift Creek. Recent projects include restoration of the Pixieland (a former amusement park) back to estuary habitat, large wood placement in streams, a basin-wide fish passage barrier assessment, 10 years of water quality monitoring, and field days with local schools. SDCWC works closely with a number of partners including the US Forest Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. The office, located in Lincoln City, has grown to an office manager and a coordinator position to handle the myriad of projects we now initiate and oversee. SDCWC is looking for its first Executive Director to continue oversight of its projects, and also to expand community partnerships and efforts to protect and restore the watershed.

The Position
The Salmon-Drift Creek Watershed Council is seeking a talented self starter with leadership and fundraising experience and a passion for protecting and restoring the environment. Projects include excavating old roads and parking lots, pulling out dams and dikes, putting in culverts and placing heavy wood debris in steep terrain by helicopter. The daily activity required to do this job successfully does mean that the Executive Director needs to live at the coast.

Are you a natural leader with the ability to oversee and nurture this watershed while working collaboratively with partners to extend our reach and effectiveness?

Does your idea of a perfect day involve meeting a funder, pulling blackberries, overseeing the implementation of a government funded contract, and talking to a group of local landowners to build trust and develop projects?

Do you have passion for, knowledge of and a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and preferably Watershed Councils and Pacific Northwest Coast ecology?

Does the climate of the Oregon coast call to you - do you welcome rain as a nurturing force? Do you look forward to being part of a small community?

Are you exceptionally well organized?

Have you been successful as a fundraiser, both in grant writing and soliciting individual contributions?

This is a position which requires a wide range of skills, including the following experience and characteristics:
Successful leadership experience, preferably working with a non-profit organization.
A proven track record in fundraising and development, cultivating donors, continuing our project based grants and ensuring the financial integrity of the organization.
Experience leading and working hand in hand with a committed Board of Directors.
Dynamic and energetic.
Successful program/project management and contract oversight experience
Comfort with using or learning a range of computer programs including GIS and database management.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including being the public face of the organization.
Finds satisfaction in developing new partnership with community and governmental agencies.
Oversight of all fiscal aspects of a small non-profit including preparing annual budgets, monitoring expenses, financial grant reporting and meeting financial goals.
Volunteer recruitment and oversight experience.

To learn more about the Salmon-Drift Creek Watershed Council: please go to: www.salmondrift.org.

To Apply: Please submit a compelling letter showing your passion and fit for the mission and activities of the Salmon-Drift Creek Watershed Council and detailing why you should be the next Executive Director. Please include the names and contact information of four references and a complete chronological resume to: bhazen@nonprofitoregon.org with "Salmon-Drift" in the title, to be received by Friday, November 19 at 5:00 pm.

 

Corrina Chase
Coordinator
Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council
(541)921-7394 cell
(541)996-3161 office

 

6. Science Coordinator, NOAA Aquaculture Program (MD)
The NOAA Aquaculture Program is seeking a candidate to serve as Science Coordinator, a position located at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Advertised as a Research Biologist, the Coordinator's focus will be to provide scientific advice as it relates to regulatory, environmental, and public policy issues addressed by NOAA for commercial aquaculture and stock enhancement. The incumbent also will coordinate the planning and evaluation of aquaculture research conducted by NOAA scientists and through NOAA grants programs and will serve as the program spokesperson on science issues. The incumbent will coordinate with regional NOAA Science Centers and Fisheries headquarters as well as with staff at other federal, state, and international agencies; stakeholders; and scientists in an effort to develop and refine aquaculture science policies, programs, and initiatives.

We are seeking aquaculture scientists with experience in such fields as aquatic animal health, environmental issues, genetics, and aquaculture production (commercial and restoration/enhancement). The deadline for applications is *November 5, 2010*. For additional details and applications instruction, click here or visit USAJobs and search on Job Announcement Number NMFS-AA-2011-0007.

 

7. Teaming with Wildlife Program Associate, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (DC)
About the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies:
Founded in 1902, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies represents state, territorial and
provincial fish and wildlife agencies of North America. The Association supports the leadership of state fish and wildlife agencies by advocating for science-based fish and wildlife conservation and promoting cooperation among fish and wildlife agencies. For more information, see the Association's web site at
http://www.fishwildlife.org.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Teaming with Wildlife Program Associate supports state fish and wildlife agency efforts to implement and revise State Wildlife Action Plans. Responsibilities include assisting and facilitating communication between State Wildlife Action Plan coordinators, conducting outreach and developing partnerships with federal agencies and private conservation organizations to improve support for State Wildlife Action Plans. Other duties include assisting with outreach on the State Wildlife Grants Program and management of the 6,300 member Teaming With Wildlife coalition (www.teaming.com).

The Teaming With Wildlife Program Associate reports to the Teaming With Wildlife Director and works closely with other Association staff to meet program goals.

Specific Duties Include:
1. Assist with and help coordinate the Association's outreach efforts to build support for State Wildlife Action Plans including development and delivery of presentations, website, briefings, webinars, factsheets, videos, etc.

2. Assist with a project to develop effectiveness measures for the State Wildlife Grants program and State Wildlife Action Plans.

3. Work with federal agencies and non-governmental conservation groups at the national level to identify and act on opportunities for collaboration on State Wildlife Action Plans.

4. Provide direct support to state fish and wildlife agency personnel on issues related to State Wildlife Action Plan implementation and revision, including establishing and maintaining regular contact with agency staff, organizing meetings and conference calls, facilitating information exchange
and by responding to information requests.

5. Develop formal letters, memoranda, MOU's/MOA's and other statements of support and involvement between the Association, its member states, federal agencies and/or non-governmental organizations on State Wildlife Action Plans.

6. Plan and manage events such as meetings, briefings, workshops, etc. designed to raise awareness and facilitate collaboration on State Wildlife Action Plans and the State Wildlife Grants Program.

7. Work closely with Association staff and Committees to support integration of State Wildlife Action Plans with other agency programs and priorities.

Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Masters Degree in natural resources, planning, public policy, wildlife management or a closely related field and two (2) or more years of relevant experience preferred. Experience with wildlife conservation issues desired. Experience working for a state fish and
wildlife agency a plus.

Other combinations of education and work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Demonstrated Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work well independently and as an effective team member; motivate others to take action; communicate effectively in writing and orally; work with diverse agencies and organizations to promote opportunities for collaborative conservation; and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Candidates must be willing to travel.

Salary: Negotiable commensurate with experience.

Benefits package includes: Medical insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, worker's compensation, pension plan, annual and sick leave, paid holidays.

Selection Process: Qualified candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest, including salary needs to:
Mark Humpert
Teaming With Wildlife Director
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 725
Washington, DC 20001

Or by email to: mhumpert@fishwildlife.org

Deadline for application: Open until filled.

Candidates selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview and are expected to pay their own travel costs for the interview.

Anticipated starting date: December 1, 2010.

 

8. Environmental Resources Manager, Lake of the Woods Association (VA)
Description: Large Home Owners Association in Orange County VA is seeking qualified applicants
for the full-time salaried position of Environmental Resources Manager to serve as specialist providing expertise and guidance on matters involving the supervision of community owned recreational lakes. Position is a department manager for important community amenity and is responsible for budgetary and personnel items pertaining to lakes, marinas, erosion and sediment control and environmental control. ERM performs monitoring, research, data collection, and analyses related to lakes and tributaries for the purpose of implementing long-term watershed management strategies. Individual also exists as primary dam operator for two dams under VA DDS and is responsible for inspecting, monitoring, emergency action planning and maintenance of structures.

Successful individual must possess skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) analysis and mapping, technical writing, interpreting environmental data and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with administration, community committees, and other association departments.

Qualifications: A minimum of B.S. in limnology, biology, ecology, environmental science, natural resources management or other closely related field and two years experiences in environmental resources management related position preferred but not necessary. Experience in management of
water resources especially recreational lakes can be substitute for any of the above.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate upon experience.

Requirements: Successful candidate must have a valid Virginia driver's license and pass a criminal background check.

Contact Information: All interested individuals should forward resume and
cover letter to:
Lake of the Woods Association
102 Lakeview Parkway
Locust Grove, VA 22508
erupe@lowa.org
540-972-2254 (phone)
540-972-4205 (fax)
www.lowa.org

 

9. Managing Director, 2011 Great Barrier Reef Surveym Reef Check Australia (AUSTRALIA)
Deadline: November 5
Reef Check Australia is looking for a highly-motivated individual to head the organization as Managing Director. The Managing Director will provide leadership and direction to fulfill our vision and mission across all operational, financial and communication dimensions of the organization and must possess a wide range of applicable skills.

Responsibilities include running the 2011 Great Barrier Reef survey season; overseeing our South-East Queensland operations; managing all staff and volunteers; providing strategic direction; managing all financial aspects of the organisation (with assistance from our accountant) including grant writing and fundraising; and leading our marketing activities.

You must have: demonstrated leadership skills; excellent management skills; experience with financial accounting and budgets; outstanding communication skills both written and oral; and a passion for the marine environment and diving. You will report to the Board of Directors. This is a truly unique opportunity for someone wiling to take on the challenge of running a small marine conservation charity and benefit from the enormous rewards from doing so.

Role Commences: December 2010/January 2011
Role Duration: 12 months with opportunity for extension.
Deadline for Applications: November 5th 2010
For a position description and application requirements please visit: Http://www.reefcheckaustralia.org/opportunities.html

 

10. Tropical Marine Conservation Biology Faculty Position, CIEE Research Station Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (Dutch Caribbean)
Application deadline: 15 November 2010
Start date: 1 January 2011
www.cieebonaire.org
Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for upper level, undergraduate students and is hiring a Conservation Biology faculty that will teach Tropical Marine Conservation Biology and co-teach Independent Research during the fall and spring semester programs. During summer sessions, the faculty will co-teach Field Research Methods and Tropical Ecology of the Southern Caribbean. This position is full-time and will occasionally require you to accompany students on evenings and weekends as part of CIEE program activities. Duties will include participating in CIEE?s long-term monitoring project including field research, analyzing data, report writing and proposal writing. In addition, the faculty will support the program by assisting with day to day operations of the field station and laboratory. This is a physically demanding position as you will be part of a field science program that employs shore diving to demonstrate theoretical principles in the field. The position is time intensive during the semester program: in addition to teaching you will be responsible for up to 8 independent research projects. The summer sessions are also time intensive as they are 3 to 4 semester credits and are taught in 2 to 3 weeks.

The minimum qualifications for this role are: a PhD in Biology (or related field) with an emphasis in marine ecology or biology; scientific diving experience and a comprehensive dive physical (AAUS); broad field experience in marine ecology and excellent analytical skills; demonstrated ability to work as a team member; a commitment to education and research in marine ecology and conservation; an eagerness to work closely with students; an appreciation for field-based education; current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue; DAN dive insurance; a driver?s license and the ability to drive a standard.

Compensation: Salary will be based on experience.

To apply: Send a cover letter and a CV with 3 references to rpeachey@ciee..org. In addition, a letter of recommendation from one of the references is required. The letter should be emailed directly to rpeachey@ciee.org from the letter writer. For more information about the semester program in Bonaire go to www.cieebonaire.org, or contact:
Rita BJ Peachey, PhD
Director, CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gob DeBrot 21
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
+599 786 7394
rpeachey@ciee.org

 

11. Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Specialist, The Marine Advisory Services Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary (VA)
Applicants are invited for the following full-time position. A review of materials will begin
November 12, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be
accepted through our On-line Application System at: http://jobs.wm.edu. The College is
an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.

The Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Specialist will facilitate the integration
of scientific and industry expertise to support a growing shellfish aquaculture industry
through applied research, technology transfer, education and communications.
The Specialist will carry out a statewide advisory services program addressing
informational, educational and research needs of businesses, citizens, governmental
agencies, and educational institutions involved in, and affected by, shellfish aquaculture
and associated marine resource management issues.

The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and
the proven ability to interact with the private sector aquaculture industry, state agencies
and the general public. Additionally, the candidate must possess an understanding of the
needs and opportunities in the shellfish aquaculture industry with proven success in
proposal development and conduct.

Required qualifications: Bachelors degree in biology or closely related science with a
minimum of 5 years (preferred 5-10 years practical experience) successful experience in
molluscan shellfish hatchery management and grow-out, or with institutions supporting
commercial shellfish aquaculture applied research, development and technology transfer
to the industry. A solid record of producing public and agency directed information and
technical advisory reports is required.

Application materials should include:
1. A resume and cover letter which explains professional education, experience and suitability for the position.
2. The names, titles, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

Salary range: $55,000- $60,000.

Specific questions regarding this position should be directed to Mr. Thomas J. Murray via email (tjm@vims.edu) or telephone (804-684-7190).

 

12. Scientific Council Coordinator, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Secretariat (Nova Scotia, CANADA)
The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) is the international fisheries organization responsible for the management of the northwest Atlantic high seas fishery. This is underpinned by a strong scientific basis in stock assessment and ecosystem monitoring. The Secretariat supports the organization in its duties and functions. The Scientific Council Coordinator, as a NAFO Secretariat member, works closely with the Scientific Council Chair and the Executive Secretary on a range of issues to support scientific meetings and develop scientific initiatives. The position is under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary.
The tasks include:
Advise the Executive Secretary on matters related to fisheries science in the NAFO Area
Guide Scientific Council on Rules of Procedure and working protocols
Liaise with Scientific Council Chairs and Members
Prepare agendas, meeting reports and other documents
Act as rapporteur
Technical and copy editing of scientific texts
Manage scientific data
Write articles for website and media
Communicate and cooperate with other organizations and institutions

Minimum requirements
Advanced university degree in fisheries biology or related subject, or equivalent experience
Minimum of five years of relevant work experience
Knowledge of global and regional fisheries and fishery science issues
Strong organizational and administrative skills and expertise
Editorial experience and publications record
Excellent spoken and written command of the English language
Experience in coordinating, supporting and rapporteuring international meetings
Strong word processing, spreadsheet and database computer knowledge
Good communication skills
Capability of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
Willingness to travel abroad

The annual start salary is in the range of CAD 78,000 - 90,000 (plus benefits) depending upon qualifications and experience, and is subject to annual increments up to the post maximum. Appropriate relocation expenses given. NAFO offers a friendly and non-discriminatory work environment.

Duration: Full-time permanent position

Applications, in English, are invited from citizens of NAFO member states, and should include:
Cover letter explaining your suitability for the position
Curriculum Vitae
List of publications
Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide copies of their degree certificates, proof of citizenship and the names of three references. The successful candidate will require a certificate of health.

The position is to commence as soon as possible, preferably before the end of March 2011.

Location: Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, 2 Morris Drive, Suite 100, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1K8, Canada.
Phone: +1 902 468 5590 Fax: +1 902 468 5538 Web: www.nafo.int

Please send your application to: Mr. Stan Goodick, Senior Staff Administrator, Email: recruit@nafo.int
Applications via email (as attachments) are encouraged. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter. Deadline for Application: 30 November 2010

 

13. Postdoctoral and PhD Student Positions, Coral Ocean Acidification Project, University of Delaware
Available immediately: One postdoc position and one PhD student position to join a recently funded research project investigating the physiological impacts of ocean acidification, temperature and nutrients on reef building corals. These positions will be through the University of Delaware and based on the marine campus of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in Lewes DE (http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/smsp/index.shtml).

Desired (but not required) qualifications for the student position are a Masters in biological science, experience in coral, algal, or plant physiology and/or molecular biology. Qualifications for the postdoc are a PhD in marine or biological science, with a focus on ocean acidification, photosynthesis research and/or algal and cnidarian physiology. Current funding is for two years, with an expected continuation of funding for the student position beyond this project. Please submit applications/inquires electronically to Dr. Mark Warner at mwarner@udel.edu. Please include the subject line "graduate student application" or "postdoc application" in your email. For students, please include in a single pdf file: a statement of your research experience and goals, CV, GRE scores, unofficial transcript and the names and contact information for three references. Applications to graduate school may be initiated here: http://www.udel.edu/gradoffice/apply/. For postdocs, please include a single pdf file containing, cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer, which encourages applications from minority group members and women.

For more information, contact:

 

Mark E. Warner
Associate Professor
University of Delaware,
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
School of Marine Science and Policy
mailing address:
700 Pilottown Rd.
Smith Building, 113
Lewes, DE 19958
phone: 302-645-4365
fax: 302-645-4028

 

14. PhD opportunity at the University of Queensland, Coral Responses to Environmental Stress (Queensland, AUSTRALIA)
The Coral Reef Ecology laboratory at the University of Queensland is seeking applications from suitably qualified post graduate students who wish to undertake a PhD degree. This project is well funded and will
investigate coral responses to environmental stress. The PhD will be based entirely on research, necessitating the need for the applicant to demonstrate research skills via research theses/dissertations and publications.

The funding for this PhD has been provided by NOAA/NESDIS, and the topic is designed to provide answers to science underpinning new satellite algorithms that have been recently developed jointly by UQ/NOAA/UNAM/U. Exeter. These algorithms use satellite measurements of the marine environment to predict coral response. This topic will also involve aspects of climate change effects on corals.

The project will make extensive use of environmental manipulation experiments to determine the relationship between photo-efficiency and a combination of environmental parameters (especially light and temperature) for a selection of species at various locations and depths around Heron Island, Queensland and Puerto Morelos, Mexico.

The candidate will have a coral physiology background, preferably with a mix of experience in projects concerned with environmental (e.g. light and temperature) effects on corals. The candidate should demonstrate a sound ability with mathematics and have experience in computer programming. Experience with environmental remote sensing is an advantage but not necessary. A willingness to SCUBA dive is necessary.

This will be a hotly contested position and as such to help with ranking candidates we require all applications to demonstrate and provide proof of their qualifications and research experience. Therefore, along with a cover letter and resume, candidates need to provide the following:

1) Official results for the last two years of BSc, including:
a. Grade point average (GPA) score for this period
b. Range of possible GPA scores
c. A defence of your GPA score (why is yours a good GPA)

2) Official results for honours and/or masters years, including:
a. GPA score
b. Range of possible GPA scores
c. A defence of your GPA score
d. Indicate the mix of research vs coursework in this degree

3) Publications:
a. Provide a list of publications
b. Provide all publications in PDF format

Please provide this documentation, along with a cover letter and resume to Dr. William Skirving (william.skirving@noaa.gov)) by 7th of November 2010. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Skirving or Dr. Sophie Dove (sophie@uq.edu.au).

 

15. Super Science Fellowships - Resilience of Coral Reef Ecosystems to Climate Change, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Queensland, AUSTRALIA)
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies () is an internationally renowned research centre encompassing >200 researchers and graduate students. Three Round 2 Super Science Fellowship positions at James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia are available in the following areas:
1. Adaptation of reef fish to climate change
2. Acclimatization and adaptation of corals to climate change
3. Responses of the coral genome to climate change

Outstanding researchers within 3 years of their PhDs with an exceptional publication record for stage of career in marine physiology or genomics are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have substantial freedom to forge a research program within the study area and to collaborate with leading coral reef researchers.

Employment Type: Appointments will be full-time for a fixed-term of at least 3 years subject to a probationary period.

Salary: $72,500 per annum. Benefits include generous employer superannuation contribution and attractive options for salary packaging.

Applications close on 19 November 2010.

Details of positions available: http://www.coralcoe.org.au/employment.html

 

16. National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics - National and California
The Graduate Fellowship Program generally awards two new Ph.D. fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers and Laboratories.

These are national competitions, and applicants should contact the Sea Grant program in their state (or closest to them). See www.seagrant.noaa.gov/ for locations of Sea Grant programs and contact information.

The award for each fellowship is contingent upon the availability of federal funds and will be in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement of $38,500 per year.

Formal announcements of the fellowships have been published in the Federal Register and the complete Federal Funding Opportunity can be accessed through the links provided on the California Sea Grant website:
www.csgc.ucsd.edu/EDUCATION/SeaGrantFellows.html
http://www.csgc.ucsd.edu/EDUCATION/SeaGrantFellows.html_
Applications are due 5 p.m. PST, January 21, 2011

California applicants may apply through either the California Sea Grant Program in La Jolla, or through the University of Southern California Sea Grant Program in Los Angeles. If you wish to apply through California Sea Grant, please contact Shauna Oh at sgnsgoproposal@ucsd.edu or 858-534-4440 for more information.

Information and application:
www.csgc.ucsd.edu/EDUCATION/NMFS_MRE/MarResEcon_current.html
http://www.csgc.ucsd.edu/EDUCATION/NMFS_MRE/MarResEcon_current.html_

 

17. Environmental Careers Program, U.S. EPA (DC)
Biologist, GS-0401-07/09
Open period: November 1st - November 5th
Salary Range: Grade 07: $41,210; Grade 09: $50,408

• Benefits:
• Paid Annual and Sick Leave
• Federal Employees Retirement Plan
• Health Benefits
• Life Insurance
• Incentive Awards (monetary recognition)
• Paid Federal Holidays
• Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K plans offered in the private sector)
• Flexible Work Schedules.

Appointment: Two-year agency familiarization and development program (Not to exceed two years); multiple rotations to offices outside of the home office's current geographic location; upon successful completion of program, may be eligible for conversion to permanent status at the home office or another organization.

Career Development: Formal on-the-job training and developmental opportunities to acquire competencies identified by EPA and documented in a written Developmental Plan developed by the intern and supervisor.

U.S. Citizenship: Required prior to eligibility for conversion to permanent status.

The Office of Water (OW) is responsible for implementing the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act, and portions of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Ocean Dumping Ban Act, Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, Shore Protection Act, Marine Plastics Pollution Research and Control Act, London Dumping Convention, the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and several other statutes. Our activities are targeted to prevent pollution wherever possible and to reduce risk for people and ecosystems in the most cost-effective ways possible. The job is much too big to accomplish alone. OW staff depend on many others, including the ten EPA Regions, other federal agencies, state and local governments, Indian tribes, the regulated community, organized professional and interest groups, land owners and managers, and the public-at-large. OW often provides guidance, specifies scientific methods and data collection requirements, performs oversight and facilitates communication among those involved. As soon as OW and Regional staff have helped the states and Indian tribes to build the capacity, many water programs are delegated to them to implement.
This position requires a degree or combination of education and experience. Proof of successful completion of required course work MUST be provided to determine if you meet the basic qualification requirements for the position. In addition, please reflect in your resume how you meet the specialize experience for the position you are interested in applying. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically related to the work of the position to be filled.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Biologist, GS-0401
The incumbent performs Biologist duties to support environmental protection work in the area of water quality. Some duties may include participating along with other scientific/technical staff in the development of new or revised, rules, regulations, standards, polices, or practices for EPA programs; Assisting senior staff in the review and evaluation of various Agency scientific activities at the Regional or Headquarters level to assess the technical quality and programmatic effectiveness of EPA activities; Analyze current or projected EPA programs to evaluate their actual or potential effectiveness in achieving Agency objectives; perform day-to-day scientific support operations in development and interpretation of rules, regulations, policies, and standards; or assists other staff in coordinating segments of phases of programs and projects with other parts of the Agency or with other Federal or non-Federal agencies.

Basic Education Requirement for Biologist, GS-0401
A. A bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position;
OR
B. Combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as listed.
You MUST provide unofficial copies of your college transcripts or a list of courses to apply for this position. A full description of the qualification requirements for each grade level for Biologist positions can be found on the vacancy announcement (see the "Instructions for Applying" at the end of this flyer).

Examples of specialized experience are:
GS-07
• Experience performing a variety of technical tasks, such as selecting samples, interpolating missing data, uncovering clear discrepancies, and solving minor problems.
• Experience performing scientific analyses in support of projects assigned to higher level scientists.

GS-09
• Experience in organizing work, following prescribed methods and guidelines, and recognizing conditions and results that may affect the findings.
• Experience in preparing scientific reports setting forth appropriate data and their interpretation.

Additional Requirements for the position listed:
Applicants must have general and/or specialized experience and/or education as described below. This requirement is in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management's Operating Manual for Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions. At least one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the next lower grade level in the federal government is required. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the experience to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Substitution of Education for Experience:
The following education may be substituted for the specialized experience requirement described above:
GS-07
One (1) year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement. To meet the requirements for the Superior Academic Achievement provision, you must have: graduated with an overall GPA of at least 2.95; OR, graduated with at least a 3.45 GPA in your major or during the last two years of college; OR, graduated in the top third of your class; OR, was a member of a national scholastic honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

GS-09
Two (2) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application.

HOW TO FORMALLY APPLY:
• Go to http//www.usajobs.opm.gov/
• In "SEARCH JOBS" type in position title (Biologist) and push the button for "SEARCH"
• Look for the vacancy announcement number corresponding to the appropriate position:
Biologist, GS-0401: Vacancy Announcement Number LV-OW-OT-2010-0008

All application materials must be received by the closing date of the on-line vacancy announcement.

For further information regarding this announcement, please contact Jennifer Crowson at (702) 798-2401 or send an email to teamvegas@epa.gov. NOTE: The vacancy number MUST be included in the subject line of your email. Hearing impaired applicants may call: (702) 798-2421 TTY

 

18. Call for Applications, Master of Marine Management (MMM) Degree, Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, CANADA)
The Master of Marine Management (MMM) is a one year professional, non-thesis and interdisciplinary graduate program designed for students who want to address solutions for marine management problems with interdisciplinary synthesis and integration through teamwork in research and planning. The student body, approximately 20 per annum, comprises a remarkable diversity of professionals and recent graduates from many backgrounds, disciplines, and countries. Faculty members associated with the Marine Affairs Program offer world class expertise from fifteen departments across two university campuses, several federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies, all focused on the ocean, coastal, and maritime sectors. Among our many strengths is the international nature of both our student body and faculty expertise. The Marine Affairs Program is based at Dalhousie University, the premier university in Atlantic Canada as well as Canada's "Ocean University" and the home of many internationally renowned researchers and award-winning scholars.

The Marine Affairs Program offers students the opportunity to specialize in a variety of areas, including the management of marine mammals. A recent publication on this topic, co-authored by one of our professors and a recent MMM graduate is currently in press with Marine Policy: Factors to consider in evaluating the management and conservation effectiveness of a whale sanctuary to protect and conserve the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Patricia R. Hinch and Elizabeth M. De Santo*, Dalhousie University Marine Affairs Program (*corresponding author: Elizabeth.De.Santo@dal.ca).

Please visit our website for more information on our course offerings and the Marine Affairs Program. Applications are due 31 January 2011: http://marineaffairsprogram.dal.ca/

For background on Dalhousie, see the following link for a virtual tour of the campus and academic life: http://www.dal.ca/about/overview

And for more on the Dalhousie experience and living in Halifax, see the following informational video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZVBz3wVZ_w

Please direct enquiries to our Administrator, Becky Field at: marine.affairs@dal.ca or: +1 902 494 3555

 

19. Camp SEA Lab Naturalist, Spring and Summer Sessions (CA)
Positions are temporary and non-benefited. Two employment sessions are available.
Session 1: February 7, 2011 - June 3, 2011
Session 2: June 6, 2011 - August 12, 2011
Job # FP2010-350
DEFINITION:
Camp SEA Lab operates under the California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and has close ties to several Monterey Bay area universities and institutions. Camp SEA Lab is governed by both the University Corporation at Monterey Bay and an Advisory Board of Directors comprised of members from collaborating institutions. Camp SEA Lab's mission is to foster lifelong excitement, scientific understanding, and stewardship of our coasts and ocean. The exceptional environment of the Monterey Bay region, and a host of exemplary marine science and education institutions make it a perfect setting for a science camp program focused on ocean and coastal resources.

Camp SEA Lab programs are designed for youth ages 8-16. Spring and summer programs are delivered in a multiday format as residential or day program experiences. All Camp SEA Lab staff are engaged in the development and implementation of a safe, educational, and fun program in marine science.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Job Functions: Camp SEA Lab Naturalists will work closely with supervisory staff on a variety of tasks related to the implementation of the Camp SEA Lab vision and programs, while maintaining the safety and wellbeing of the campers.
Work schedule: Day camp hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Residential camp hours are from 8:00 am on the first day through 5:00 pm on the last day. Spring Session 1 runs Monday - Wednesday, with some Thursdays and Fridays. Summer Session 2 runs Monday - Friday. Naturalists must be available during all program hours and are required to stay overnight during residential camps.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
 Knowledge of and familiarity with the marine environment and marine organizations along the
central coast.
 Understand the working relationship between Camp SEA Lab and the CSU Monterey Bay campus.
 Ability to understand and implement program safety regulations.
 Demonstrate creativity in programmatic planning and work assignments.
 Ability to work effectively in a dynamic team setting, demonstrating sensitivity to diversity and
multiple working styles.
 Maintain positive relationships with Camp SEA Lab partners, and other community stakeholders.
 Lead small and large group activities in marine science and non-competitive games.
 Supervise campers' participation in structured and unstructured activities.
 Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers.
 Appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior management techniques.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
 Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the Camp SEA Lab and CSU Monterey Bay
Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation,
multiculturalism and diversity.
 Experience in youth focused-programs and delivery of programs.
 Able to traverse a wide range of habitats. Ability to walk at least three miles of rough terrain.
 Knowledge or current pursuit of marine science education.
 Previous experience working with youth in an informal education setting; could include camp,
classroom, or other environments.
 Ability to work with diverse and multicultural populations.
 Ability to lift and carry 30-40 pounds and load luggage, tables, chairs, and other equipment.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position, including the knowledge and abilities identified above. In addition, the successful candidate will meet the all following conditions:
 Minimum age requirement of 21 years of age.
 Possess a valid driver's license and provide a clean DMV driving record.
 Must be insured to drive a vehicle in California and complete defensive driver training.
 Possess enough strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of campers for all camp
sessions.
 Must be able to swim and participate in water-related activities (such as kayaking, snorkeling).
 Successfully pass a fingerprinting and background check through CSU Monterey Bay.

HOUSING:
Camp SEA Lab will provide room, board, and meals during residential camps only. Candidate must provide own housing during day camps, staff training, and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Bilingual - Spanish and English
 Basic Lifeguard Certification
 California State Teaching Credential

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please complete the required on-line application at http://uhr.csumb.edu/jobs/db/fp/ A completed on-line
application must be received in the Human Resources Office. Positions are open until filled. Job# FP2010-350. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or California Relay Service (for Hearing Impaired) at (800) 735-2929. You may also visit the Campus Service Center in Building 47 at the corner of A Street and Sixth Avenue for computer/online access. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. University Corporation at Monterey Bay will not fax application materials. University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

 

Camp SEA Lab
California State University Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center Building 42
Seaside, CA 93955
Tel: (831) 582-3681 Fax: (831) 582-3691
campsealab@csumb.edu www.campsealab.org

 

20. Call for Pre-proposals on the Effects of Stress on Marine Mammals, Office of Naval Research Marine Mammal Program
Background
Marine mammals are exposed to a variety of potentially stressful anthropogenic and natural environmental inputs in both the wild and captive environments. Potential stressors include noise, pollutants, threatening stimuli such as fishing gear, habitat disruption, ecosystem changes in free-ranging animals, and transport/restraint, novel environments, and social interactions for animals maintained under human care. The stress response in captive marine mammals under controlled conditions has been shown to conform to the classical definition of the generalized stress response, which is defined by activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis resulting in elevated levels of glucocorticoid (GC) hormones (i.e. cortisol and corticosterone). The involvement of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) in the stress response is immediate and acute in terrestrial and marine mammals and is characterized by the release of the neurohormones norepinephrine and epinephrine (i.e.
, the catecholamines). To effectively characterize the hormonal stress response, it is important to understand the natural rhythms of GC and catecholamines that support an animal's normal biological functions, i.e. natural variability must be understood so that the impact of additional stressors can be quantified.

Little is known about long-term effects of stress on individuals and populations in marine mammals. Prolonged exposure to stress may result in immune system suppression, reproductive failure, accelerated aging, and slowed growth. If GCs are not the primary mechanism, they and other biomarkers may well be indicators of the cascade of effects leading from behavioral changes to alterations in reproduction and survival.

The Office of Naval Research Marine Mammal and Biology Program (MMB) sponsored a workshop entitled 'Effects of Stress on Marine Mammals Exposed to Sound' that was held in Arlington, Virginia, 4-5 November 2009. The purpose of this workshop was to assemble a cross-section of researchers in the field of stress physiology and behavioral research to identify the state-of-the-art science in stress physiology as it may apply to marine mammals, identify research needs for marine mammal stress-related research, and evaluate available or developing technologies for measuring indicators of stress ultimately in free-ranging marine mammals. The workshop report can be downloaded at:

http://www.onr.navy.mil/en/Science-Technology/Departments/Code-32/All-Programs/Atmosphere-Research-322/Marine-Mammals-Biology.aspx

Topic Description
The ONR MMB is soliciting 1-3 year pre-proposals investigating the stress response in marine mammals. MMB will invest in this topic for the next three to five years, dependent upon available funding. The workshop in November 2009 assisted program officers in defining the scope of stress-related research and specific research and technological needs. Based on the workshop recommendations and available funding in this first year, the MMB program is interested in pre-proposals for FY11 addressing the following needs:


1) Stress-Related Research

. Promote an understanding of the natural variation in hormones and/or biomarkers of the stress response in free-ranging marine mammals as it relates to the life history state (e.g. sex, reproductive state, age) and physiological state (e.g. migrating vs. not migrating, fasting vs. non-fasting) of the individual and investigate whether these hormones and/or biomarkers have predictable annual cycles or diurnal cycles.
. Better understand and characterize the relationships among hormones (e.g. cortisol, corticosterone, aldosterone, catecholamines, reproductive hormones, thyroid hormones, etc.) or other biomarkers (e.g. immune function, cortisol receptors, etc.) in different matrices (e.g. blood, saliva, blubber, feces, urine, blow etc.).
. Define and compare the quantitative and temporal relationships of hormones across the different matrices in captive and free-ranging marine mammals (e.g. how is circulating cortisol reflected in measurements made in the blubber or feces).
. Develop a conceptual framework to discuss and consider stress-related research in marine mammals.
. Evaluate and determine the viability of grouping marine mammal species to assess/predict stress in free-ranging marine mammals based on taxonomy, ecological niche and/or habitat, diving physiology, social response to predation, or functional hearing groups.
. Evaluate and characterize the relationship between the physiological stress response in marine mammals and disturbance (i.e. noise exposure and other anthropogenic sources). Specific attention should go toward differentiating between short-term and longer-term responses, the latter of which may induce immune system suppression, reproductive failure, accelerated aging, and slowed growth.

2) Technological Needs
. Partner with existing endocrine labs to develop diagnostic laboratory facilities to support stress-related research on marine mammals.
. Develop and validate existing stress-assessment technologies that have not been used for marine mammal species; e.g. test existing hormone assay kits that have not previously been used for marine mammals.

Procedures for Submitting Pre-Proposals:
Persons with an interest in obtaining support for their stress-related are invited to submit a brief pre-proposal (2-3 pages of text), also referred to sometimes as a planning letter or white paper. The pre-proposal is intended to be an informal document submitted to the program that briefly describ