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JIMAR PIFSC Ocean Acidification Program Manager

June 3, 2014


Bulletin Board Posting: 05/28/14

RCUH Website: 05/28/14

Hire Net Hawaii: 05/28/14

Monster: TBD

JIMAR PIFSC OCEAN ACIDIFICATION PROGRAM MANAGER – ID# 14253. Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research.

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint

Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands

Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs,

satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MINIMUM MONTHLY

SALARY: $4,569/Mon. DUTIES: Leads the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division’s (CRED) climate and ocean change research and

monitoring team to assess and predict associated ecological impacts to the coral reef ecosystems of the Pacific Islands region and

internationally. Designs, develops, expands, implements, and improves sampling methodologies, survey protocols, and field research

experiments to obtain robust physical, biogeochemical, and ecological time series observations. Processes, analyzes, and summarizes

these interdisciplinary oceanographic data from CRED surveys, satellite remote sensing, and other sources. Contributes to data

management and development of data products relevant to long-term monitoring to robustly document spatial patterns and temporal

changes of conditions influencing coral reef ecosystems. Publishes and communicates results in scientific literature, monitoring reports,

and through presentations to a wide variety of stakeholders. Maintains and nurtures collaborations to monitor and investigate the

physical, chemical, and biological oceanographic conditions influencing coral reef ecosystem conditions, particularly ocean warming

and ocean acidification. Provides supervision, training, and guidance to scientific and technical staff in research area. Participates in

research cruises, marine ecosystem surveys, and observation networks to assess and monitor coral reefs. This involves field surveys,

the deployment and recovery of oceanographic and ecological instrument platforms, and data transmission, analyses, and creation of

information products. Works with project staff and personnel from other institutions to secure continued and/or additional funding

support, and to satisfy reporting requirements of funding agencies for existing support. Collaborates with researchers from other

agencies and institutions, and coordinates with partner agencies on marine ecosystem research and conservation projects. PRIMARY

QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: PhD from an accredited college or university in the fields of Physical, Chemical, or

Biogeochemical Oceanography, Quantitative Ecology, Biology, Statistics, or a related field. EXPERIENCE: Three to five (3-5) years of

nearshore ecosystem oceanographic work experience with data analysis, report writing, and marine survey techniques. Experience in

collecting and analyzing oceanographic and ecological monitoring data, and seawater samples for physical, biological, and chemical

parameters. Experience conducting oceanographic and ecological data analyses, time-series analyses, inter-disciplinary modeling

techniques, and other procedures commonly used by practitioners. Demonstrated research and refereed publication record in the areas

of physical-biological interactions in coral reefs (or other nearshore ecosystems), climate change and ocean acidification on the marine

environment, and related topics. Previous experience at sea for extended periods (i.e., twenty (20) continuous days or more) of time

aboard research vessels. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Strong knowledge and understanding of fundamental physical, biological, and

chemical oceanographic processes as they relate to nearshore marine biological communities is required. Strong knowledge of

statistical procedures to perform spatial and time-series data analyses, including development of monitoring programs and the

interpretation of results. Working knowledge of water quality monitoring (e.g., sampling design, analytical methods, data interpretation)

and carbonate chemistry in the marine environment. Working knowledge of marine/oceanographic instrumentation. Must be able to

meet and maintain United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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