HIMB Marine Ecology Techn-Oahu
The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), located at Coconut Island in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES: Participates in field-based research projects on coral population dynamics and reef ecology in coastal Hawaiian waters. Assists the Principal Investigator in establishing coral research sites in Kaneohe Bay. Coordinates field research activities. Performs repeated surveys on coral research sites. Leads a dive team for field surveys. Collects data while snorkeling or SCUBA diving. Conducts boating operations in Kaneohe Bay. Performs small boat handling. Responsible for data entry and data management of field survey data. Maintains and prepares field equipment.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biology, Ecology, Oceanography, or a related field. EXPERIENCE: Up to one (0-1) year of post-baccalaureate research experience in marine ecosystems. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of field survey techniques for marine ecosystems. Working knowledge of personal computers and software for data entry and data management. Familiarity with small boat operations. Excellent organizational skills. Must be SCUBA certified (NAUI, PADI, etc.) and meet the standards established by the University of Hawaii’s and/or program’s diver certification process (which meets the standards set by the American Academy of Underwater Science) and hold the current certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to work on small boats (up to 25’) in adverse conditions (e.g., wind, rain, rough seas). Able to snorkel and SCUBA dive. Able to lift at least fifty (50) pounds.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Ecology, Oceanography or a related field and/or one to three (1-3) years of experience in research field work of marine ecosystems involving snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Ability to taxonomically identify Hawaiian marine flora and fauna. Active AAUS SCUBA certification. Previous small boat handling experience. Able to use computer programs for data management, such as Microsoft Office, R, and GIS.

INQUIRIES: Dr. Megan Donahue at donahuem@hawaii.edu or (808) 236-7417 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

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