The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) is currently recruiting for a Marine Ecosystem Research Analyst position within NOAA’s Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) based in Honolulu, HI. The focus of this position will be on data integration of both biological (benthic and reef fish survey data) and environmental datasets from the Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa. Working with a dynamic, cross-disciplinary, and engaged team of scientists at the PIFSC, the successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and collaborate closely with jurisdictional partners and research institutes to identify and advance common research goals. Prospect candidates should be willing to travel and participate in fieldwork. Funding for this position is secured for three years.
PIFSC implements NOAA’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) across the U.S. Pacific Islands, tracking biological trends and recording climate- and human-driven impacts on coral reefs. This position will lead the collation, integration, and visualization of ecological and environmental data from coral reef ecosystem surveys to generate data products that inform federal and jurisdictional management needs. Thus, preference will be given to candidates with strong organizational skills, including experience compiling, managing, QCing, and summarizing large datasets; developing spatial databases and user-friendly data visualization products using platforms such as ArcGIS (or QGIS). Proficiency with the statistical-computing software R is also desirable, along with experience accessing satellite-based environmental data. Although the successful candidate should have a general working knowledge of marine ecology and coral reef ecosystems in order to conduct a variety of analyses to meet program needs, initial projects will focus on collating data relating physical and biological processes to the structure and function of coral reef communities across the U.S. Pacific. Ability to coordinate and effectively communicate with resource management agencies and partners across the Pacific to develop productive data-sharing relationships is essential. There is potential travel to American Samoa to present/deliver data products and participate in field work linking watershed management effectiveness to coral reef health.
DEADLINE: Please note the deadline to apply is 4/16/2021.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
Please refer to the full job posting for more information about the positions’ Primary Duties, Required Qualifications, and instructions on how to apply: navigate to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings” and Project Name “JIMAR” (position #: 221154). Please note applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
More information about the Ecosystem Science Division can be found at: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/ecosystem_sciences/