1.     Program Specialist II, US CLIVAR Project Office, UCAR *Deadline 5PM 3/28*

2.     Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, IUCN

3.     AQUATIC BIOLOGIST III (2 positions), State of Hawaii Executive Branch

4.     AQUATIC BIOLOGIST IV, State of Hawaii Executive Branch

5.     Director for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, NOAA

6.     Coral/Fishery Biologist, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

7.     Director, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES

8.     Program Support Specialist, NOAA

9.     Environmental Policy Analyst, NOAA/ECS

10.  Outreach Coordinator, Loggerhead Marinelife Center

11.  SCIENTIST (Wetlands), WetlandCare Australia

12.  Marine & Fisheries Policy Officer, BirdWatch Ireland

13.  Science Manager, University of St. Andrews

14.  Postdoctoral Fellowship: Coral Reef Macroecology in the Anthropocene, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and University of Victoria (UVic)

15.  Summer Internship, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

16.  Marine Environmental Science Internship, SUNY Maritime College



Program Specialist II, US CLIVAR Project Office, UCAR *Deadline 5PM 3/28*

Washington, DC


The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is seeking applications for the position of Program Specialist II in the US CLIVAR Project Office located in Washington DC.  US CLIVAR is a national research program to foster understanding and prediction of climate variability and change, with emphasis on the role of the ocean and its interaction with other elements of the Earth system.


The incumbent will work closely with the Project Office Director to assist the US CLIVAR science community in planning and implementing coordinated research programs to achieve program goals; develop and deliver useful communication and outreach materials providing timely information on US CLIVAR science advances, programmatic directions, and new opportunities to a diverse set of audiences; and provide organizational support to facilitate interagency dialogue and enable work of US CLIVAR science planning and implementation bodies.






Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, IUCN

Suva, Fiji


IUCN is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative and knowledgeable individual as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer. This is a new position and IUCN needs an individual with initiative and drive to fill this position. This position was created to ensure IUCN Oceania’s growing portfolio of programmes and projects will continue to deliver outputs of a consistently high standard. The successful applicant will be a member of a rapidly growing team of professional and support staff focused on achieving high impact conservation outcomes in the region.






AQUATIC BIOLOGIST III (2 positions), State of Hawaii Executive Branch



Independently performs a limited range of professional fishery assignments; conducts underwater surveys of fishes; may direct the work of lower level personnel in limited projects or phases of major projects; and performs other related duties as assigned.

There are 2 immediate vacancies within the Division of Aquatic Resources, Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The first vacancy is located in the Aquatic Resources and Environmental Protection Branch and performs a limited range of professional fishery assignments, with its primary focus on developing a State comprehensive review and permitting system and assisting in the review process of permit requests, environmental assessments (EA) and environmental impact statements (EIS).

The second vacancy is located in the Invasive Species and Mitigation Section and supervises lower level fishery positions in the performance of simple and complex technical assignments; and schedules and performs duties in support of the Division's programs, with emphasis on aquatic invasive species (AIS) and mitigation activities.






AQUATIC BIOLOGIST IV, State of Hawaii Executive Branch



Independently performs the full range of fishery research and management activities; supervises lower level fishery workers as assigned; and performs other related duties as assigned.

The immediate vacancy is located in the Invasive Species and Mitigation Section, Aquatic Resources Division, Department of Land and Natural Resources and provides a full range of fishery research and management activities with emphasis on aquatic invasive species (AIS) and related fieldwork, including coral disease outbreaks. The position also conducts surveys to develop mitigation and restoration solutions; collects and analyzes data regarding AIS as well as progress of mitigative and restorative efforts; and supervises lower level fishery workers as assigned.






Director for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, NOAA

Gulf of Mexico


NOAA announces a search for a professional to serve as Program Director for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program to be based in the Gulf of Mexico.  Interested parties should submit their application materials no later than April 23, 2014.  The full announcement can be found here.


The mission of the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, as directed in the RESTORE Act, is to initiate and sustain an integrative, holistic understanding of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and support, to the maximum extent practicable, restoration efforts and the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem, including its fish stocks, fishing industries, habitat, and wildlife through ecosystem research, observation, monitoring, and technology development. Projects submitted to the program for consideration are anticipated to be multidisciplinary in scope, addressing complex ecosystem questions in support of broad restoration and management needs.


In the fall of 2013, NOAA advertised this position in USA Jobs. The continued development of the Program combined with the continued development of other Deepwater Horizon oil spill-related science and restoration programs has allowed NOAA to better assess and refine the RESTORE Act Science Program and its requirements for the Director position.  As a result, NOAA is amending the position description and recruiting under this alternative announcement.


For additional information about the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, please visit the Program’s website.  




Coral/Fishery Biologist, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

North Charleston, SC


Incumbent serves as the Fishery Biologist responsible for coral, coral reefs and related coral habitats for the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Formulates and develops coral and other associated sections of fishery management plans (FMPs), amendments, and related documents. Serves as the lead staff person for the Coral FMP and amendments to the Coral FMP and/or other FMPs affecting coral resources. Provides support in strengthening the management database for each fishery impacting coral and associated benthic habitat and assists in the design of approaches to address needed research. Plans, develops, and prepares projects and technical justification to request programmatic funding in support of the Council’s coral related activities. Represents the Council on coral-related issues at technical and scientific meetings as needed and serves as the staff person responsible for addressing public inquiries pertaining to coral resources in the South Atlantic region. Plans and coordinates meetings of the SAFMC’s Coral Advisory Panel. Presents information to Council members, Advisory Panel members, SSC members, and the public as appropriate.


See attached description for more information.




Director, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES

Jackson County, Mississippi


This is senior level, professional, administrative and management position involved in coordinating the operations of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR) in Jackson County.  The incumbent develops, administers, and manages the GBNERR’s multi-disciplinary administrative, research, monitoring, education, interpretive, outreach, training, and resource management programs.  The incumbent will perform in a manner consistent with goals and objectives of the Department of Marine Resources and the Reserve Management Plan.   Supervises staff and oversees the operations and maintenance of the Grand Bay Coastal Resources’ Center.  The incumbent is responsible for securing fiscal and programmatic support for GBNERR operations and activities including administering multiple grants.  The incumbent develops and maintains partnerships with local, state, regional and federal representatives on relevant coastal issues and promotes GBNERR programs and activities with local communities.  Serves as the primary liaison between the GBNERR, MDMR and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Office Administration.                 


See attached description for more information.




Program Support Specialist, NOAA

Silver Spring, MD


This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-HC-2014-0002, which is open to Status Candidates.


The individual selected for this position will:

  • Lead the internal coordination of strategies and approaches that integrate science, monitoring and evaluation data for Deepwater Horizon restoration project identification and selection.
  • Conduct or authorize specifically assigned tasks or special projects relevant to natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) habitat restoration projects decision-making and policies.
  • Deliver results of special projects to case leadership/Gulf of Mexico restoration management team and provide options for moving forward to meet case strategy objectives.
  • Execute NOAA's strategic vision for Gulf of Mexico restoration by helping coordinate the Deepwater Horizon NRDA process with NOAA's responsibilities under the RESTORE Act, and the national Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Restoration Environmental Benefit Fund.






Environmental Policy Analyst, NOAA/ECS

Silver Spring, MD


NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. NOAA Fisheries provides vital services for the Nation such as: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management. Communicating agency priorities and accomplishments and translating scientific information for the lay audience internally and externally is a priority for the agency.






Outreach Coordinator, Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Juno Beach, FL


 The Outreach Coordinator is directly responsible for the creation, implementation, execution and volunteer training of community and campus events at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. This individual will liaise with the community of Palm Beach County and coordinate successful outreach as well as campus events to attract visitors to the center.


Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for (3) references to Kerri Allen at edujobs@marinelife.org. Please see the attached announcement for details.




SCIENTIST (Wetlands), WetlandCare Australia

Brisbane, Australia


[Applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.]


The purpose of this WetlandCare Australia role is to contribute to the development, implementation and management of wetland assessment, monitoring, and research initiatives, which underpin the sustainable management of wetlands. The position is part of a research collaboration between WetlandCare and the Queensland Department of Science Information Technology Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA). The position will assist in DSITIA’s increased monitoring and reporting roles as part of wetland and Reef Plan initiatives. The position will work in key regions liaising with regional stakeholders, undertaking wetland assessments and reporting on results and performance. The work will be conducted in a dynamic and creative work environment, supporting creative thinking and respect of team members to deliver on group tasks.






Marine & Fisheries Policy Officer, BirdWatch Ireland

County Wicklow


BirdWatch Ireland carries out a range of policy & advocacy work focused on birds, their habitats and wider biodiversity which involves engaging proactively with a range of sectors. We are seeking a suitably experienced person to join our team in the area of fisheries and marine policy and advocacy. This position is to run on a part time basis from May to December 2014.






Science Manager, University of St. Andrews



The School of Biology is seeking a Science Manager for the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU: http://soi.st-andrews.ac.uk/) at the University of St Andrews.

Applicants should have a proven track record of scientific project management, preferably in the field of marine mammal science.  The applicant will work with the Director and the staff at SMRU to implement the Director’s and Senior Staff’s strategy and vision for the Unit.  For example, they will facilitate the translation of SMRU science into government policy and policy requirements. They will project manage the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) statutory and National Capability funding commitments and the Scottish Government funded Marine Mammal Scientific Support research programme; undertake the day to day management of staff and budgets and interact with academic staff, SMRU Marine and the SOI group of companies to assist in successful grant applications and other income generating activities.






Postdoctoral Fellowship: Coral Reef Macroecology in the Anthropocene, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and University of Victoria (UVic)
Annapolis, MD

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2014.

Fellows will undertake collaboratively-developed socio-environmental or cyberinfrastructure synthesis projects that are consistent with the mission of SESYNC. One new fellow will develop a project on coral reef macroecology in collaboration with Dr. Julia Baum (UVic) and Dr. Jana McPherson (Calgary Zoo), who will serve as postdoctoral mentors during the fellowship. Drs. Baum and McPherson are developing a gridded, high resolution set of human disturbance and eco-tuned biophysical data layers for use in large-scale statistical analyses of the interplay between human and biophysical factors with coral reef ecosystem services, function and resilience.

Requirements: The postdoctoral researcher will first help to develop the new spatial data product, including compiling geospatial data, quality control, processing data (converting from various projections and scales to common grid, running summary computations on time series of remote-sensing data) and preparing meta-data and visualizations. To address questions regarding the influence of human and biophysical factors on coral reef ecosystems, he/she will then construct and validate spatial models (e.g. species distribution models and community-level distribution models) for Pacific coral reef fishes, using in-hand, regional-scale, standardized underwater visual census data.

This position will be based at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland, with visits to work with the postdoctoral mentors in person at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. There will also be opportunity to visit with collaborator Dr. Ivor Williams at NOAA's Coral Reef Ecosystem Division in Honolulu.

   -  A PhD in ecology, spatial modelling/GIS, oceanography, mathematical biology, or computer science.
   - Experience managing, manipulating, and modelling large spatial data sets, including remotely sensed data. Demonstrated proficiency with R, and at least one of Python, Java, Ruby on Rails, GRASS or similar applications.
   Excellent technical, analytical, computer, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research.
   - Excellent time management skills, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely manner, and follow through on projects.

  - Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to communicate research findings both at professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

Desired (not Required) Qualifications:
   - An interest in marine ecology, conservation and socio-ecological dynamics are an obvious asset.
   - The ideal candidate will also be interested in and capable of learning and utilizing emerging tools for spatial analysis, and have proficiency in ArcGIS and in SQL database construction, management and manipulation, as evidenced by previous projects and publications.

To apply: Applicants must be successfully pre-screened by SESYNC. To submit a pre-screening application, please go to

www.sesync.org/forms/prescreen-postdoc-2014. Applicants must include a CV.

Following successful pre-screening, applicants are invited to contact Julia Baum at http://www.sesync.org/opportunities/postdoc-2014#codev For additional details about the coral project please email Dr. Baum.





Summer Internship, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology


The Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), University of Hawaii is seeking a limited number of highly dedicated individuals for summer internship positions. MMRP's scientists primarily study cetacean acoustic sensory systems, specifically hearing,
echolocation, and communication with our resident false killer whale (*Pseudorca crassidens*), and 2 bottlenose dolphins (*Tursiops truncatus*). MMRP faculty, staff, and graduate students have backgrounds in psychology, engineering, marine biology, zoology, and oceanography. MMRP collaborates
with research groups and animal care facilities all over the world to further our understanding of cetacean sensory systems both in natural and experimental conditions providing valuable information that can be used to mitigate threats to marine mammals.

Interns will work directly with and provide essential support to animal care and training staff. Interns will shadow trainers in all aspects of daily care, including food preparation, sanitation, boat and facility maintenance, while assisting in and observing general husbandry, medical procedures, and bio-acoustic research experiments. This opportunity will provide interns with a foundation in animal behavior, animal husbandry, operant conditioning training, and a unique opportunity to gain experience in the highly competitive field of marine mammal science.

Interns need to commit to a minimum of 20- 24 hours per week, which can be completed during a combination of full days and/or half days (all beginning at 7am). Each day begins in the fish prep kitchen at 7am at the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base. Positions are probationary and performance based and may be terminated at any point. Start and end dates may be negotiable, however May 15- August 15 (or longer) is preferred.

There is no fee for this internship and interns are responsible for their own housing and airfare to Oahu. Some form of personal transportation is preferred. However, there may be opportunities for carpooling with staff to the facility each day and the Oahu bus system is extensive and reliable. Interns are free to seek outside employment on their days off as long as it does not interfere with their commitments to MMRP.

*  Major in psychology, animal science, biology, zoology, or related field is preferred.
*  Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment and have good communication skills.
*  Work can be physically demanding, interns must be comfortable working in the elements (rain or shine), be able to lift 60 lbs, and be able to swim.
*  Must provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college professors and/or from supervisors of related work
*  Must submit a cover letter describing your short-term and long-term interests and career goals and how they relate to this position, which part of our program interests you most, and how your interests, qualifications, and previous experiences will benefit our program.
*  Must submit a resume listing your Major, cumulative GPA, Major GPA, expected graduation date, relevant coursework and letter grade received, and any related professional or volunteer experiences.

Please submit application materials and any questions via email to Aliza Milette-Winfree: milette@hawaii.edu

To be considered: your email subject line *must* read: *last name_Summer 2014 MMRP Application*






Marine Environmental Science Internship, SUNY Maritime College

Throgs Neck, NY


Apply your knowledge and passion for Marine Science Education as an integral part of SUNY Maritime’s Adventure Boat Camp for students in 5th-9th grade. For nearly a decade, this summer camp has ignited middle school students’ interest in science and aquatic activities such as sailing, power boating, and kayaking. SUNY Maritime College, located in Throgs Neck (Bronx) New York, is looking for motivated, fun-loving interns that will develop, test, implement and evaluate a hands-on marine environmental science curriculum and lesson plans for its two-week sessions of Maritime Adventure Camp.  This appointment will begin in May and will end in August. Possible dorm room house is available.



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