We are seeking applications for a Research Ecologist to head our Mortality Mitigation Group in the NOAA Fisheries Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program in Honolulu, Hawaii. The HMSRP conducts research to conserve and recover monk seals across the Hawaiian Archipelago.
The primary focus of this challenging and exciting position will be to conceive, design, implement, and assess projects to mitigate sources of mortality to and increase survival of Hawaiian monk seals. The applicant will oversee investigations, conduct statistical analyses, provide scientific advice, and prepare status reports and manuscripts on recovery research and enhancement efforts.
Other duties will include participating in Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Team meetings, attending conferences and symposia, working with Pacific Islands Regional Office staff and key stakeholders to implement the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery plan action items.
The position requires excellent communication skills and could involve at least 3 weeks of field work in remote locations.
Vacancy Announcement has been posted to USA Jobs:
Announcement Number: NMF-PIC-2008-0025
Position: Research Biologist, ZP-408-3/4
Location: Honolulu, HI
Applicants can view announcements and apply online at the USAJOBS web site:
all federal jobs - http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/
For more information regarding the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program visit: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/psd/mmrp/monkseals.php
For more information on the Hawaiian monk seal recovery plan and mortality mitigation efforts visit: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/ recovery/hawaiianmonkseal.pdf
All qualified U.S. citizens, and current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, former Federal employees with reinstatement rights, CTAP/ ICTAP eligibles, and applicants eligible under special authorities. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
Applications are due May 27, 2008
Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
1601 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1100