Rhode Island College is a mid-sized institution of about 9000 students located in a suburban setting in Providence. We service a diverse student population, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. As a small state in New England, Rhode Island has much to offer with proximity to beaches, wooded areas, and the cultural and academic resources found in Providence and nearby Boston and New York.
Attached are job descriptions for the following, one position is for a cell biologist while the other position calls for someone with training in anatomy and/or physiology. Although the successful candidate is expected to develop a research program involving undergraduates and Master’s students, the primary focus of this position is education. Both of the positions start in August 2018 and interested applicants may apply through the RIC website (https://employment.ric.edu/). As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, Rhode Island College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application. The closing date for applications is December 15, 2017.
For questions please contact: Dana Kolibachuk at email@example.com
Resumes and cover letters for this position are due on July 31, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Fall Data Internship
The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues through regular reports. The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.
AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern to work with the Workforce Staff this fall on various research and analysis projects.
· Quality control of new data
· Data entry
· Data collection
· Database management
· Data analysis and aggregation
· Some statistical analysis depending on skills
· Managing the “Life as a Geoscientist” photo contest
· Working within social media outreach and website design
This internship is intended for students pursuing a master’s degree or students that recently graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with experience in data collection, statistical analysis, human subjects research, and/or database management. Strong communication and teamwork skills are required.
The internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $5,000 stipend. The preferred starting date would be towards the beginning of September. The internship is located at the offices for the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, VA. The intern will be responsible for finding a housing arrangement if needed.
To apply for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter describing how your experience will help you in this position. Please also include names and contact information for two references via email to email@example.com, with the subject heading “Fall Workforce Data Internship.”
All applications must be received by July 31, 2017. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
For more information, please contact Carolyn Wilson, Geoscience Workforce Data Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Geosciences Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is hiring an environmental scientist who has experience with water quality monitoring. Here’s the link to the job posting https://wsscwater.peopleadmin.com/postings/5027
The National Wildlife Federation’s Northern Rockies, Prairies & Pacific Region is recruiting a conservation all-star to serve as our Wildlife and Public Lands Coordinator, based in Missoula. We’re seeking a talented conservation professional with great communication skills and enthusiasm to strengthen our advocacy programs throughout the region, with special emphasis in Montana, the High Divide, and the North Cascades. This position includes diverse responsibilities for developing and engaging in advocacy and outreach—collaborating with our state affiliates, NWF colleagues, and other conservation partners. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with strong backgrounds and professional networks in wildlife conservation science, but qualified applicants from other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Please find application here : https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/558963.html. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and anticipate scheduling interviews and making a hiring decision in June.
Opportunity: Water Quality Standards Uses, Antidegradation and Variances
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Reference Code: EPA Water 2017-412
The Standards and Health Protection Division directs the national water programs for water quality standards (WQS) to protect the quality of lakes, rivers, estuaries and other water bodies, and advisories for safe fishing and swimming. The ORISE participant will be trained in the Division’s National Branch (NB), one of the two Branches in the Division that work on water quality standards. NB develops policy, guidance, and technical documents to assist states in implementing their water quality standards programs. These policies, guidance documents, and technical documents focus on protecting high quality waters, establishing goal uses for surface waters, and implementing water quality criteria (i.e., amount of pollutant(s) allowed in the waterbody.
The applicant will learn to provide science and policy analysis on water quality standards program issues that have national implications, particularly those pertaining to uses for surface waters, antidegradation and WQS variances. This would include research and development of pertinent technical and policy materials. The applicant would participate in planning and executing the WQS Academy which is held twice a year (https://www.epa.gov/wqs-tech/water-quality-standards-academy). The applicant would also be involved in revising, issuing and communicating EPA’s primary guidance on WQS: the WQS Handbook (https://www.epa.gov/wqs-tech/water-quality-standards-handbook).
The participant will be part of a multi-disciplinary and/or cross-program team on any given project or issue. The participant will be involved in a range of activities that support EPA’s Water Quality Standards Program, with a particular emphasis on national policies on designated uses, antidegradation components of WQS and WQS variances. The participant will be trained to: (1) produce policy reports and technical documents related to water quality standards issues that have national implications; (2) develop and deliver training programs for states or tribes on the Water Quality Standards Program including the popular WQS Academy classroom sessions; (3) assemble data and information and developing materials and concerning biological, chemical, and other scientific aspects of the Water Quality Standards Program; and/or, (4) coordinate with other offices in the Office of Water to support policy and technical analyses related to uses, antidegradation and WQS variances; (5) contribute to the development and communication of national WQS Program guidance, in the form of the WQS Handbook, in coordination with internal and external WQS counterparts.
The participant will learn about the role of water quality standards in achieving the goals of the Clean Water Act, and the relationship between standards and related core Clean Water Act programs such as the CWA 402 NPDES permit program and the CWA 303(d) listing and TMDL programs. In addition, the participant will gain familiarity with relevant EPA regulations and guidance documents. The project will provide excellent exposure to: (1) a broad range of water pollution control technical and policy issues; (2) the process of applying technical data and information to policy development; (3) interpretation of Clean Water Act statutory and regulatory language and its application to state-specific water quality standards proposals and submissions; and (4) synthesizing technical and policy information for presentation to EPA senior managers and appropriate stakeholder groups, including honing the skill of communicating complex scientific or technical information to a non-technical audience. (5) coordinating both within EPA and with regional and external counterparts to develop and disseminate information on national WQS policy.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA.
More details about the position, and information on how to apply, can be found at: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3295.
For more information please contact:
Jennifer Brundage (MEES 2010 grad)
Standards and Health Protection Division| Office of Science and Technology
|Office of Water U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA is currently hiring a two-year Outreach Manager position. https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/3903 Applications are due Sunday May 21.
ALLARM has a 31 year history with aquatic citizen science, also known as volunteer monitoring. ALLARM’s Outreach Manager responsibilities are three fold:
1) Cultivate and maintain relationships with regional communities interested in volunteer monitoring;
2) Maintain ALLARM’s print, social media, and web site outreach; and
3) Integrate Dickinson College students into ALLARM’s community-based outreach by building their skills to be effective community communicators.
For more information about ALLARM: www.dickinson.edu/allarm
For more information about ALLARM’s shale-gas monitoring program and database: http://allarmwater.org
The position offers competitive benefits and a salary in the $35K range. Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
We are looking for a postdoc (24 to 36 months) with expertise and interest
in nitrogen stable isotope biogeochemistry. The postdoc project is part of
a larger collaboration (SNF Sinergia program) between the University of
Basel, the Eawag, and the Empa. The postdoc will be located in Basel and
will focus on the dissolved inorganic nitrogen isotope effects in partial
This postdoctoral research project will use a combination of dissolved
inorganic nitrogen isotopic and molecular techniques applied mostly to
samples from bioreactor experiments. The work on N and O isotope effects
and the controls on isotope fractionation during N cycling reactions in
nitritation-anammox bioreactors, under controlled environmental conditions.
The planned experiments are expected to advance our understanding of N and
O isotope signatures of anammox in natural environments, as well as to
verify the use of NOx N and O isotope measurements for process control
during autotrophic nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment systems.
Qualifications: Background in Biogeochemistry/Environmental
Sciences/Geosciences/Chemistry; laboratory experience in stable isotope
geochemistry; experience with DIN isotope measurements will be an asset.
For more information on our research group see https://biogeochem.duw.
unibas.ch/home/ or contact me directly.
Prof. Dr. Moritz Lehmann
Dean of Research
Faculty of Science (Phil.-Natw. Fakult?t)
University of Basel
Aquatic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry
University of Basel
Fax: ++41/61/207 04 79
The Water Quality Program <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/wqhome.html> at the Washington State Department of Ecology is looking to fill the Water Resources Program Manager (EMS Band 3) position at our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA <http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/>.
We're looking for an experienced leader to manage our Water Resources Program. The Program Manager serves as a principal advisor, decision-maker and spokesperson in carrying out the responsibilities of the program. Washington has seen increased demand for water supplies to accommodate population growth and economic development. Demand has also been coupled with concern for how climate change will impact water supplies.
This is an exciting and challenging position for a proven leader. It's an opportunity to become part of a dynamic executive leadership team that engages federal, state, local, tribal, citizen, elected official and environmental group interests to create innovative partnerships. It is through these partnerships that we pursue our commitment to meeting current water needs and ensuring future water availability for people, fish and the natural environment.
As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
To learn more about this position and to apply, please see the full job announcement at: Water Resources Program Manager<https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1680755/water-resources-program-manager-ems-band-3?department%5b0%5d=Dept.%20of%20Ecology&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=6&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs>
To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov<http://www.ecy.wa.gov/> and check us out on
The Department of Physical Oceanography (DPO) at Xiamen University (XMU) invites applications for full-time tenured faculty positions. The rank of the appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in physical oceanography or closely related fields is required on the date of appointment. We seek physical oceanographers who study fundamental aspects of ocean dynamics. The applicants' tools and methods may be theoretical, computational or observational, with potential to establish vigorous research programs grounded in geophysical fluid dynamics. The specific focus of the applicants? research may be on any natural geophysical scale, from micro-scale turbulent mixing to global ocean circulation and climate. Applicants with interdisciplinary view and interests are particularly welcomed, and are expected to effectively interact with a broad range of colleagues within XMU, such as in the College of Ocean and Earth Sciences (http://coe.xmu.edu.cn/) and the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (http://mel.xmu.edu.cn). The successful applicants should be willing to actively engage in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and service.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research and teaching experience and interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references, to Dr. Zhiyu Liu (email@example.com) or MS. Jun Fan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Xiamen University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from outstanding persons of any race, gender and background.
A DFG funded one year post-doc position (TV-L 13, 100%, 39 hours/week) is open at the Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg (UHH) for a project titled "Sea ice dispersion using Lagrangian dynamics: a dynamical systems study". A brief summary of the project and information on how to apply is here:
Deadline for application is March 15, 2017.
Please, get in touch with Gualtiero Badin for more information.
Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg
20146 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 42838-5656
Maryland Sea Grant is pleased to announce an opening in our extension program for a coastal climate specialist. We are looking for a dynamic individual interested in working across science, government, and communities to provide problem-solving assistance to decision-makers and communities.
Joining our talented team of extension experts in water resources, the new position will be expected to develop and lead programming focusing on issues facing coastal communities in Maryland.
The position announcement with details of the job can be found at http://agnr.umd.edu/careers/jobs/agent-associate-maryland-sea-grant-coastal-climate-specialist.
A master’s degree is a minimum requirement, applicants holding a PhD are encouraged to apply. The University of Maryland provides an excellent benefits package with this position.
For best consideration please apply by April 30, 2017. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to participate on a NASA-funded project to understand the role of soil moisture in controlling carbon and energy fluxes. The position will be based at the University of Michigan in the Climate and Space Science and Engineering department, and the postdoctoral researcher will work jointly with Professor Allison Steiner and Professor Gretchen Keppel-Aleks. The project will use recently acquired data from the Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) satellite to investigate the coupling of water and carbon, as limited by soil moisture, in the global climate system, with a specific focus on the temperate-to-boreal transition region of the Northern Hemisphere. The project will use global climate model (the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM)) with SMAP satellite-derived data to investigate model simulations of root zone soil moisture, including its role on the spatial and seasonal variations of soil moisture and surface fluxes.
Expertise is required in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric science, land surface hydrology, ecosystem science, or other aspects of environmental science and engineering. Applicants should have demonstrated quantitative skills and a successful publication record. Programming experience with a global climate model is required, with preference towards experience with the NCAR CESM and the NCAR land surface model (Community Land Model).
The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility for extension to a second year. Please send a C.V., a cover letter detailing research interests, and the names of three references to Allison Steiner, email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Ph.D. in atmospheric science, land surface hydrology, ecosystem science or other aspects of environmental science and engineering
Programming experience with a global climate model
Data visualization experience with NCL, IDL or Matlab
Strong publication record
Experience with the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM)
Experience with the NCAR Community Land Model (CLM)
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department, Environmental Monitoring & Technical Services Division
The City of San Diego is looking to fill one to two (1-2) permanent marine biologist positions with its Marine Biology Laboratory and Ocean Monitoring Program. The recruitment period for these positions is scheduled for February 24 – March 6, 2017. Interested parties should visit the City’s job website (www.sandiego.gov/empopp) during this timeframe for detailed information and requirements, and to submit their materials via the City’s online application process.
General Job Description:
These are entry-level professional positions in the City of San Diego’s “Marine Biologist” series. Marine Biologists are responsible for conducting the City’s Ocean Monitoring Program to meet regulatory permit requirements for the discharge of wastewater to the Pacific Ocean via the Point Loma and South Bay Ocean Outfalls. Main duties include performing ocean field sampling operations, ocean outfall inspections, laboratory sample processing and analysis, database and information management, GIS analysis, spatial mapping, axonomic identification of marine invertebrates and fishes, bioaccumulation studies, analysis of environmental monitoring data (e.g., water quality, sediment quality, invertebrate and fish community assessments, contaminant bioaccumulation in fishes), writing and producing technical regulatory reports, and performing
other tasks as required. Marine Biology personnel are presently organized into four principal work groups: 1) Assessment and Reporting, 2) Information Management, 3) Ocean Operations, and 4) Taxonomy. Marine Biologists assigned to one group, however, may be required to assist with other parts of the program as needed. Consequently, preference will be given to applicants with diverse backgrounds and experience who can work across groups. Additional openings may become available in any of the work groups, and qualified candidates from this recruitment will likely be used to fill future vacancies. Thus, anyone interested in becoming a Marine Biologist with the City over the next 1-2 years is encouraged to apply. For additional information on job duties and qualifications, please visit the website listed above.
Present Salary Range:
$3,913 – $4,720 per month (Marine Biologist I series, entry level)
$4,493 – $5,463 per month (Marine Biologist II series)
Ami Latker, Search Committee Chair, Email: email@example.com
Timothy D. Stebbins, Ph.D., Senior Marine Biologist, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seafood Traceability Collaboration Project Coordinator
This role will serve as the core project coordinator of a multi-NGO Seafood Traceability Collaboration. The NGOs involved in the Seafood Traceability Collaboration are FishWise (FW), Future of Fish (FoF), Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
This collaboration is a novel and innovative way of combining efforts of our four NGOs to work across the entire ecosystems of stakeholders necessary to build widespread adoption of traceability in the global seafood sector. Our work engages representatives from every supply chain node, vendors building the technology solutions, government agencies, and the nonprofit entities promoting traceability for the sake of conservation. Our work digs into both the system conditions that enable or derail traceability, as well as into the thinking and plans of those individual companies looking to adopt traceability solutions and make traceability commitments.
This role will involve managing the coordination across our four NGOs where activities are owned by individual NGOs but close collaboration is needed to collectively execute the overall grant. The project coordinator will be expected to help keep the collaboration organized, on track, and communications flowing to help facilitate successful collaboration between the NGOs.
The project coordinator will be housed at Future of Fish but will work to serve the Collaboration as a whole and will have his/her performance evaluated by the Collaboration Steering Committee.
Future of Fish is a virtual team with staff working remotely from locations throughout the US. The Collaboration is located across several time zones – specifically the Pacific and Eastern time zones and so the coordinator will be expected to be flexible in their schedule.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As the project coordinator, your responsibilities are to:
• Organize monthly Collaboration calls and additional Collaboration calls as needed
• Schedule and organize the Collaboration’s in-person quarterly meetings and relatedlogistics
• Attend and take minutes at all Collaboration in-person meetings and calls
• Travel to all quarterly in-person Collaboration meetings, in-person meetings with eachNGO, and to conferences where the Collaboration as a whole is presenting on its work
• Work with the Collaboration NGOs and/or facilitator(s) to develop call and meetingagendas
• Track progress on Collaboration projects and deliver regular updates to group
• Identify overlaps and risks in Collaboration project work and ensure the Collaboration is coordinating on those overlaps
• Manage grant reporting process and deliverables
• Utilize Collaboration management tools (e.g. Trello) to keep information and resources up to date and organized
• Oversee budget for meeting spaces, catering, facilitator, etc.
• Organize, assign, and follow-up on all next steps resulting from calls/meetings
• As assigned, manage coordination and production of joint Collaboration products, such as joint communications to the Collaboration Advisory Committee, joint announcements, etc.
• Identify challenges as they arise and help the Collaboration co-create solutions
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher
• 2+ years working in fisheries, marine conservation, the seafood industry, or other related field
• 3+ years of related project coordination
• Strong MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint user
• Excellent interpersonal, communications, and writing skills
• Able to work and excel on a diversity of tasks. (e.g., writing, coordinating logistics, developing spreadsheets, setting agendas, etc.)
• High level of professionalism, collaborative spirit, and maintains a positive attitude
• Self-starter and ability to learn and expand knowledge on their own
• Highly organized and attention to detail
• Strong record of working closely with clients and partners and understanding their needs
• Ability to recognize vagueness and working to resolve it
• Ability to take complexity and break it down in manageable tasks
• Ability to design processes and systems to accomplish project work and ensure accountability
• Experience working independently and also as part of a fast-paced team environment
THE SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY COLLABORATION
The areas of leadership and expertise by organization follow:
FishWise is a leading NGO partner to North American retailers and distributors on sustainability, traceability, and human rights in seafood. As an early expert organization working on traceability, FishWise plays a critical role in connecting and convening a network of companies, nonprofits, and policymakers involved in key traceability projects and precompetitive collaborations. FishWise’s contributions to the space include integrating traceability and human rights into seafood sustainability discussions, equipping the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions with the tools and resources they need to promote traceability, working with U.S. companies to implement ambitious but achievable traceability and social commitments, and creating tools and resources to improve traceability implementation by the industry and advance stakeholders’ shared understanding of traceability. Core competencies: Strong private sector leader relationships, trusted advisor to many stakeholders and within the Conversation Alliance, ‘real-world’ traceability implementation experience, and strong understanding of supply chain barriers to traceability.
Future of Fish is a design process expert driving collaboration, prototyping and storytelling. Its pilot project work has led it to become one of the most granular players in understanding technology deployment in the field and the technical stuck points in that process. It has also built unique relationships with technology vendors to allow them to coordinate their voice and support of a growing and more rationalized demand. FoF’s specific achievements include developing precompetitive technology vendor initiatives, refining the business case for traceability at all levels of the supply chain, and creating compelling education tools for the NGO sector. Core competencies: Deep technology knowledge, in-field technology deployment experience, ethnographic research & analysis, ability to convene and support cross-sector collaboration, design process expertise and innovation process leader.
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) is an internationally renowned institute for food traceability. It is a center at the Institute of Food Technologists, a membership organization of scientists involved in food systems and production. The organization brings unparalleled insights about technology application and transparency adoption in other food systems and supply chains. Their experience in navigating and catalyzing other industry transformation informs our perspectives on what is necessary and what is possible.They are experts in both traceability “rollout,” as well as the strategy (and execution) of building industry wide training and standards dissemination. GFTC has been a co-leader of the Global Dialogue. Core competencies: Insight into and experience working with science-based traceability across multiple food sectors; Expertise in industry transformation and the tactics to accomplish it
World Wildlife Fund is a global conservation NGO that, through its policy level leadership and on-the-ground partnerships, creates connective tissue between the business and nonprofits worlds to align and work toward conservation goals together. WWF has both on-the-ground fisheries work and extensive seafood industry partnerships in multiple countries. WWF has created a “Traceability Principles” manifesto to align the NGO world around traceability, and has piloted the development of supply chain risk assessment and traceability benchmarking tools. It is also a coleader in the Global Dialogues. Core competencies: On-the-ground partnership and execution in the field; in-country expertise in partner recruitment and management; business lens and perspective.
Please send a cover letter (with monthly rate requirements) and CV to Cheryl Chen, Future of Fish - Operations Director (email@example.com) by Friday February 24 2017. This position will be a full-time limited term independent contractor position to June 2018 with possible extension if additional funding is secured.
The anticipated start date of the contract would be March 13, 2017 and will require the contractor to attend a meeting in Boston from March 22-23rd.
Ocean Policy Program Specialist
The Ocean Policy Program Specialist contributes to the research, analysis, planning, and coordination needs of the Aquarium's ocean conservation policy program to help achieve the Aquarium's ocean conservation goals.
- Performs research and analysis of state, federal and international ocean policy issues relevant to the Aquarium's ocean conservation goals
- Produces briefing memos, talking points, comment letters, informational folders, and similar materials in support of the Aquarium's policy strategies
- Works with the Director of Ocean Conservation Policy Strategies and Ocean Policy Managers to develop and execute policy strategies at the state, federal and international levels
Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education
- Master's degree in environmental policy, law, management, or science-related field
- Excellent research and writing skills
Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education
- Outstanding verbal communication skills
- Works well independently and in teams
- Strong time-management and multi-tasking skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required
- Contributes to the planning and production of strategic events in California, Washington, DC, and in other U.S. and international locations
- Along with the Director of Ocean Conservation Policy Strategies, coordinates and supports the Aquarium's Conservation Teams
- Along with the Director of Ocean Conservation Policy Strategies, coordinates and supports the Aquarium Conservation Partnership
- Works with the Conservation and Science Outreach Manager and Operations Coordinator to support Divisional priorities and projects
Posted onOct 28, 2016
ExpertiseConservation & Science, Policy
Work type(s)Regular, Full Time
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Blue Ventures is currently recruiting an experienced conservationist to undertake an evaluation of opportunities for mangrove conservation in the Asia-Pacific region. The study will entail a rigorous desk and field-based scoping analysis of existing marine management initiatives being supported by community based organisations, NGOs and institutions in priority Asian-Pacific countries (eg. Myanmar, Philippines and Papua New Guinea).
The purpose of this study is to identify potential candidate sites and partners that together may be suitable for future efforts to replicate Blue Ventures' integrated, incentive-based mangrove forest and fisheries management models in priority mangrove conservation areas in the Asia-Pacific region.
The scoping study will focus on hotspot countries and sites that have been pre-identified through remote sensing analyses as having high rates of anthropogenic mangrove loss that might be averted through locally led conservation efforts. Sites will be assessed according to local interest in, and need for, mangrove and fisheries management initiatives. The potential for incentivised fisheries management initiatives will also be of keen interest. Partners will be assessed based on their capacity for supporting field-based conservation efforts, and their alignment with Blue Ventures' mission and core values.
This study will form a key output of Blue Ventures' ongoing mangrove conservation scoping efforts in the region, in advance of subsequent in depth site-based feasibility studies. The successful candidate will be a creative, open minded, and discerning individual, with excellent analytical skills and a strong technical background in incentive-based environmental conservation. They will be pragmatic and resourceful in working alone and orientating within the marine conservation context in the target countries; entrepreneurial in identifying opportunities for potential future mangrove conservation interventions; and sensitive to the needs and interests of communities and stakeholders involved in mangrove conservation.
Blue Ventures is a fast growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development. While this position is a fixed term role, there will be the opportunity for transition to longer-term employment with Blue Ventures based on performance in this role.
The FSUCML seeks a highly motivated and organized individual to serve as a Marine Research Technician to interact with and be readily accessible to the researchers and the support staff to ensure equipment maintenance and function to provide high quality data; and to participate in research in the laboratory and field with resident faculty as needed to fulfill the research mission of the laboratory. Laboratory-based equipment includes but is not limited to compound and stereo microscopes with integrated computers, image analysis software, and high-definition cameras; analytical equipment such as centrifuges, microbalances, and drying ovens, as well as autoclaves; and commercial, -80°C, and walk-in freezers. Field Equipment includes but is not limited to water quality sondes, a CTD, ROV, data loggers, dredges and corers. The marine technician will also oversee training of new users and will schedule and monitor use of all technical equipment. The position reports to the Assistant Director.
(1) Minimum education -High school diploma or equivalency and two years experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years
(2) Strong communication and organizational skills are essential
(3) Knowledge of laboratory and field equipment use and maintenance, including compound and stereo microscopes.
(4) Proficient with computer applications, including Excel, Word, Access, and Powerpoint.
(5) Preferred candidates will have scuba diving skills and certification, boating experience, experience with database management (using access and other database software), image analysis, and GIS.
(6) Applicant must be physically capable of conducting rigorous field work and have the flexibility to work long hours.
Undergraduate degree in marine or related science; four years of relevant experience or Masters Degree in marine or related science.
Duties are oultined on the website.
To Apply, Visit jobs.fsu.edu and search for Job Opening 41225. Submit electronic pdf copies of resume and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Please also notify: Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applicants will begin 20 January 2017 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified.
FSU is an AA/EO employer
Female and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply