Research Associate for Humpback Whale Project:
Pacific Whale Foundation (Maui, Hawaii) is seeking a Research Associate for its Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whale Research Program.
Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting whales and other marine life through research, education, and conservation.
Position description: Research associates will conduct Pacific Whale Foundation´s humpback whale research activities in Australia, Oceania, and Latin America, under the supervision of the Research Director. This position is based in Maui, Hawaii. However, research associates will be expected to travel/temporarily re-locate to any of our field sites, for extended periods, as needed.
*Masters degree in relevant field and 3+ years marine mammal field experience.
*Experience with data management, statistical analyses, and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
*Prior experience with small boat operation.
*Knowledge of digital image software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop) and photography basics.
*Familiarity with relational databases (e.g. Access or File Maker Pro).
*Excellent public speaking skills.
*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lead a team of research assistants and interns.
Research associates are expected to assist the Director of Research in all aspects of maintaining a productive Research Department. This includes leading research teams in the field, collecting data (primarily photo-ID and acoustic recordings), overseeing data entry and management, assisting with statistical analyses and the writing of reports, and presentation of our findings at scientific conferences and in-house training workshops. Research associates are also expected to work with the Research Director to provide supervision and leadership for research assistants, interns, and volunteers.
Additional responsibilities include direct involvement in public outreach activities, staff training courses, and assisting with marketing and fund raising efforts.
Application Process: This is a full-time position with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including room, board and travel expenses during field seasons. Applicants must be able to begin work as soon as possible; no later than May 1, 2008.
Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the following address:
Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Ma?alaea Road,
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is February 25, 2008.
For information on PWF, please see www.pacificwhale.org