Position opening - Cetacean Ecologist - Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
The Protected Species Division of the NMFS?s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu is seeking a well-qualified candidate to lead their developing Cetacean Research Program.
Over 24 species of cetaceans are known to inhabit the 1.5 million sq miles of water in the Pacific Islands Region surrounding Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll and Kingman Reef, Baker, Howland, Johnston and Wake Islands, However; very little is known about cetacean population dynamics, distribution and movements, and stock structure in this vast area.
The successful applicant will lead a small research team to address large gaps in our knowledge of cetacean in the region, providing incredible opportunities for scientific discovery. Due to the limited support of this young program, a highly collaborative approach to research is required to address applied scientific questions in this large area.
The ideal candidate will possess a broad background in the study of cetaceans including but not limited to skills in stock assessment, photo-identification, passive acoustics, habitat assessment, and evaluation of marine mammal/ fishery interactions.
Cetacean Ecologist: ZP-408-03/04
Announcement Number: NMF-PIC-2008-0019
Position: Research Ecologist
Location: Honolulu, HI
Salary: $48,148.00 TO $105,420.00
The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Center administers scientific research and monitoring programs that support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources. For more information on The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, please visit our website at: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/ Vacancies are posted at http://www.usajobs.gov/
Questions on all vacancies may be directed to NOAA Workforce Management:
Jasmine Bayou-Young at Jasmine.Bayou-Young@noaa.gov or (202) 526-6064
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