This position provides professional field and laboratory assistance in grant-supported research in marine benthic ecology and fisheries science. The primary location of the position is at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. This is a full-time, professional position with a hiring range of $35,000 to $39,000. For queries prior to application, contact: Dr. Richard Wahle email@example.com or for more information about The Wahle Lab, visit: http://www.umaine.edu/marine/people/sites/rwahle/
Typically has the education associated with a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree and equivalent combination of related experience in marine biology/ecology, oceanography or fisheries science. Demonstrated experience conducting data analysis, critical thinking and report writing is required. 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. Facility with Excel software required, and experience with 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 multi-tasking, working both independently and in a team. Ability to travel, normally requiring a driver’s license. Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. Ability to collect research samples in appropriate field conditions under sometimes adverse weather conditions.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises 2-3 undergraduate summer interns and graduate students in diving and field operations, as well as lab duties.
Work Environment: Varies from office to working in the flowing seawater lab, outside, on boats, or underwater (scuba diving), and international travel to remote field locations.
Work Year: Full-time, fiscal-year.
Work Schedule: Normal University of Maine business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work beyond regular hours (to include nights and weekends) may be necessary in order to meet the requirements of the position. In consultation with the supervisor, the employee will establish regular office hours and adjust schedule as necessary. Can be variable with long hours during the summer for field work.
Position Type: Contingent on outside funding and successful job performance.
Schedule for Evaluation: In the initial six months of employment and annually thereafter, in accordance with the UMPSA agreement.
Job Family / Salary Grade: Job Family 03 / Salary Band 03
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.
The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position.” You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter, a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, and two letters of recommendation; and provide contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin February 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.