Se busca biólogo marino para investigar ecología de arrecifes de coral ~

6 de mayo de 2020

Se busca biólogo marino para investigar ecología de arrecifes de coral

The Coral Reef Ecology Biologist will be primarily
responsible for overseeing the collection of field data pertaining to a
large scale, NOAA funded coral restoration project. The goal of this
project is to determine how ecological parameters change when reefs are
restored at scale.

Primary Duties
Produce photogrammetry maps of restored and non-restored reefs in
collaboration with the Coral Monitoring and Assessment team, including
the collection of field photos, curation of data, and production of
final maps using Agisoft Metashape and state of the art camera equipment
Analyze photogrammetry maps for changes in benthic cover (including corals) and physical landscape (e.g. rugosity)
Conduct /in situ /ecological surveys of reef associated fish communities using target reefs
Conduct experiments with benthic settlement tiles on target reefs
Assist with coral husbandry within the land-based nursery as needed (handling coral fragments to remove algae and other organisms).
Conduct propagation of corals using the “micro-fragmentation” technique
Assist with field-based restoration activities including maintaining the in-situ nursery, coral propagation and outplanting
Assist with data collection, report writing, data entry, and curation
Assist with outreach and education activities as needed
Additional various duties related to the daily operation of a full
service marine laboratory

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor’s degree in the marine or biological sciences from an
accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.
Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license.
Ability to obtain AAUS dive certification.
Ability to be an adaptable and collegial member of team, self-motivated and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to identify Florida stony corals and coral reef fishes.
Ability to work outdoors, for long hours, in tropical climate.
Lift heavy objects or equipment up to 50 lbs required.
Ability to perform extended dive surveys while maintaining survey accuracy
Familiarity with Agisoft Metashape, or ability to quickly learn new software.
Familiarity with underwater camera systems, including maintenance and care.
Normal hours are 8 hour work days M-F; however, weekend and evening hours may be required at times.

* Location:* Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef
Research and Restoration, Summerland Key, Florida

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a
cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for
three references, before *May 1, 2020* to
Alternatively, a single package of all
requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn:
Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL
34236.Anticipated start date:*June 3, 2020*

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other
protected category.

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