RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – MARINE MAMMAL BIOLOGY
This position is responsible for assisting the lead scientist in conducting research projects at the
and independently managing designated projects. Research will focus on biotelemetry studies of behavioral and physiological ecology and/or comparative health and physiology studies of pinnipeds and other marine vertebrates. Alaska SeaLife Center
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
· Assisting in all phases of assigned research projects, including functioning as the primary staff member for developing project plans, managing project budgets, and arranging project logistics
· Providing technical support in laboratory and field settings: animal capture, physiological sample collection and laboratory analysis, testing and use of non-invasive technology (e.g., ultrasound, thermal imaging, 3D imaging), application of biotelemetry instruments (e.g. time-depth-acceleration data loggers and GPS tracking devices), post-collection data processing including image analysis
· Reporting to lead scientist regularly on status of research projects
· Compiling data records, tracking disposition of samples, managing databases, performing statistical analyses
· Drafting reports and scientific publications and preparing and delivering public presentations including talks and posters
· Working directly with internal and external collaborators and contractors to meet project objectives
· May be required to participate in extended field research
· Boating experience beneficial
Master’s degree in biology, marine biology, zoology, chemistry, or related field.
Preferred skills/experience: familiarity with principles of biotelemetry, experience with laboratory and field research of animals, especially in the areas of integrative physiology and behavioral ecology, experience with spatial analyses and mapping software (GIS).
This is a permanent, full-time position. The
offers a competitive wage (DOE) with great benefits, in a beautiful setting. Seward is a tourist destination, located on SeaLife Center Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, boasting incredible recreation opportunities. Imagine partaking in world-class halibut and salmon fishing, rafting, and kayaking in . Experience icebergs calving from glaciers in Resurrection Bay . Hike the 200 miles of trail in the Kenai Fjords National Park , encountering wildlife like moose, black and brown bears, bald eagles, and Dall Sheep. Chugach National Forest
Start Date: As soon as possible Apply by: November 6, 2009
Send resume & application (downloadable at www.alaskasealife.org) to Human Resources,
, Alaska SeaLife Center P. O. Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664-1329, or fax 907-224-6320, or email to HR@alaskasealife.org. Applications received by October 8 should indicate whether the applicant will be attending the Society for Marine Mammalogy conference in for possible informal interview. Quebec City
The ASLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.