SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCES Research Associate Full-time, fiscal year Research Associate contingent on outside funding and successful job performance, School of Marine Sciences, Darling Marine Center (Walpole, ME) The purpose of the position is to provide professional support to a research faculty and assist in the field and laboratory in separate grant supported research projects. The position requires the individual to organize and participate in dive operations, field work, and research cruises independently of senior investigator, coordination of training student interns as well as graduate students, handling small boats, laboratory sampling and statistical analyses, report and proposal writing, purchasing and ordering of supplies. The primary location of the position is at the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. Typically has the education associated with a Master's degree or a Bachelors degree and equivalent combination of related experience in marine biology/ecology. Demonstrated experience doing data analysis, critical thinking and report writing. Advanced SCUBA, Rescue Diving, DAN Oxygen training, current CPR and First Aid and AAUS Scientific Diving certification, and USCG Boat safety training or equivalent and experience handling small boats are required. Prior training and knowledge in ArcView, MatLab and R programming languages preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; previous experience and a desire to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies from students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, fishermen, as well as delivering presentations at scientific meetings. Proven organizational skills, experience multitasking, working both independently and in a team. A balance of collaborative and leadership skills is important. Ability to lift up to 75 lbs and travel normally requiring a driver's license. Ability to collect research samples in appropriate field conditions under sometimes adverse weather conditions. Experience purchasing and ordering supplies; arranging regional and international travel for research and conferences. Review of applications will begin August 13, 2012 and continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found. Proposed salary range is $36,000 - $40,000 depending on experience, qualifications and skills. Send a resume, a brief cover letter outlining scientific background, and experience, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references to: Dr. Richard Wahle University of Maine Darling Marine Center 193 Clarks Cove Road Walpole, ME 04573 The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This listing brought to you by MaineJobs.com
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