Investigador asistente sobre conservación de arrecifes en una isla hawaiana ~

29 de abril de 2020

Investigador asistente sobre conservación de arrecifes en una isla hawaiana


Title: Assistant Researcher (Coral Conservation Genetics and Restoration)
Position Number: 0086058T
Hiring Unit: Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology/SOEST
Location: Coconut Island, Kaneohe
Date Posted: 04/21/20
Closing Date: 05/04/20
Salary Information: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time – Full Time Equivalency: 25% – 100%
Temporary/Permanent: Temporary – Not to Exceed: 2021
Funding: Extramural

Other Conditions

Temporary, non-tenure-track, part-time (min. 25% FTE) supported by extramural funds for roughly 1 year, with potential for expansion up to full time (100% FTE) or extension if additional funding is secured. Continuation dependent on satisfactory performance, continued availability of extramural funds, operational needs and actual staffing requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawai’i at Manoa, seeks applications for a faculty member / Assistant Researcher in the field of Coral Conservation Genetics and Coral Reef Restoration Ecology.

Duties and responsibilities include to conduct scientific research in the field of conservation genetics and coral reef restoration ecology. Conduct conservation genetic and biodiversity research on coral reef ecosystems and associated organisms, including phylogenomic analyses of Reduced Representation (RAD) genomic datasets for population and species-level patterns. Develop environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis pipelines for metabarcoding of fish, algal and invertebrate mesophotic coral reef communities. Develop eDNA biomonitoring tools for Species of Concern and alien species. Maintain a floating coral nursery platform to conduct research on coral micro-fragmentation, genotype by environment interactions, and reef restoration techniques. Write proposals for future support, publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Present results at appropriate conferences and public meetings.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in the fields of Marine Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology or equivalent life sciences degree.
Ten years of experience conducting conservation genetic and/or coral cultivation/restoration research.
Two years of experience working with resource managers at the State and/or Federal level.
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with sound critical thinking and proper scientific methods.
Demonstrated ability to communicate results to the science community through peer-reviewed publications, including first-authored publications, and public presentations.
Demonstrated history of obtaining extramural funding in support of coral restoration and/or conservation genetics.
Experience with coral restoration and the construction and maintenance of coral nurseries.
Experience working with State, Federal, and NGO stakeholders on coral reef conservation issues.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications
Demonstrated background in phylogenetics, phylogenomics, high throughput sequencing, and data analyses, including Linux scripting and command line bioinformatic pipelines.
Proficiency with RADseq approaches and data analysis, proficiency with installing, compiling and running Linux programs, BASH scripts, and statistical analysis in R.
Experience with the coral micro-fragmentation method for reef restoration and GxE assays.
History of successful collaborative research with both academic and management partners.
Demonstrated track record of publication in peer reviewed journals relevant to conservation genetics, coral reef ecology and coral restoration.
Significant supervisory experience and training of graduate students, undergraduates and volunteers.
Experience with teaching, invited lectures, public speaking and media interviews.
Experience organizing workshops and symposiums.

To Apply:

Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents. Please submit the following: (1) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references; and (4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire). The application will be considered incomplete if materials are unreadable. Minimum qualifications must be met by effective date of employment. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account after clicking on the “APPLY” button. NEOGOV Inquiries: Steffiny Nelson,

Inquiries: HIMB Coral Conservation Genetics & Restoration Committee Chair: Lars Bejder,, Clery Act, ADA

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