ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST-FMRI Broadband/Class Level: FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS - Level 4
Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-04
Pay Grade/Pay Band: BB012 Position
Closing Date: 3/4/2008
Location: ST. PETERSBURG
County: Pinellas County
Annual Salary Range: $1783.89 - $2272.02
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
-Designs and conducts research and statistical assessments on various aspects of marine mammal populations.
-Conducts statistical analyses and builds mathematical models of manatee and right whale populations in collaboration with other investigators within and external to FWRI,using available databases (e.g. mortality, aerial survey, telemetry,habitat, genetics, and photo ID) or obtaining additional data as necessary.
-Designs studies and monitoring programs for research on manatee and right whale populations and related habitat issues.
-Evaluates and recommends appropriate changes to data collection methods to correct for or reduce sampling bias and increase reliability
-Ensures that all data and modeling undergo rigorous quality control and quality assurance.
-Consults with and advises government agencies in evaluation of manatee population data collected by FWC and other agencies.
-Prepares reports and manuscripts of findings from above studies forFlorida's marine resource managers.
-Publishes data in refereed journals or peer-reviewed books and proceedings.
-Reviews and evaluates reports,proposals, and manuscripts pertaining to marine mammals.
-Seeks extramural funding.
-Serves on committees and working groups as assigned.
-Provides guidance to Imperiled Species Management on data interpretation.
-Provides leadership and participates in program planning.
-Responsible for the supervision of assigned personnel in a coaching and mentoring manner to maintain a team-oriented approach to section goals.
Other duties include but are not limited to: recruitment, training, planning and directing work, reviewing performance with employee and ensuring compliance with FWRI rules, policies and procedures. Maintains a professional working environment that promotes teamwork within working units and with other sections in the Institute.
Required Education and Experience: A master's degree and 4 yrs. of professional experience as described above; or a doctorate with 2 years of experience. Candidates with PhD may be given preference.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge of wildlife biology, terminology, principles and techniques used in research on marine mammals or other wildlife species; statistical and simulation modeling methods, Bayesian statistics including hierarchical models; and aerial surveys, genetics, or other population survey techniques.
-Ability to collect and maintain scientific data related to population research, biology and modeling;
-to perform quantitative analysis and modeling of scientific data; to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments;
-to publish manuscripts in refereed scientific journals;
-to work independently;
-to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
-to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
-to effectively supervise people;
-to establish and meet work-related goals;
-to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, to access and formulate budgetary needs, policies, principles and procedures used in personnel & database management;
-use of statistical analysis software;
-use of word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
This position is a State of Florida Full Time Employee (FTE) position,which provides a full benefit package.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notificationto the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. Veterans' preference will be given to eligible veterans and their spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. citizens and law fully authorized aliens who can provide proof of their identity and employment eligibility. $1783.89 - $2272.02 is the Bi-weekly salary upon experience.