To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position will lead the Research Reserve; manage staff, facilities, budgets, and projects; and serves as Principal Investigator on several extramurally funded projects related to marine ecology, coastal and estuary ecology, natural resource management, and education in Alaska. This position requires excellent communication skills; fostering relationships with numerous partners, federal and state agencies, and local governments; writing proposals and securing extramural funding; conducting research or leading research and outreach efforts; and contributing to national-level activities among the National Estuarine Research Reserve network.

Requirements include a PhD and four years of research and program management experience, or a Master’s degree and eight years of management/research experience or in a field relevant to the ecology or natural resource management of Alaska's marine/coastal ecosystems, relevant socio-economic systems, or education.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Expert-level knowledge of research methods and analytical procedures to design research projects, develop proposals for extramural funding, and implement research projects;
  • Knowledge of budgeting guidelines to develop and track project budgets;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Prior publications in refereed research or natural resource management journals that communicate findings to the public, agencies, and other scientists;
  • Ability to design and implement sampling procedures, define research goals, and answer policy questions related to marine/coastal ecology, habitat, and biological research;
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork or educational trainings in wilderness settings (including managing field logistics), have wilderness survival and travel skills, have database management skills, and have working knowledge of Alaska's geography, landscape, biota, and ecosystems;
  • Ability to analyze and resolve significant problems;
  • Identify new services and opportunities for process improvement;
  • Serve as a strategic adviser;
  • Develop long-range strategic plans;
  • Plan and direct activities/functions for multiple operations, programs, or projects; and
  • Interpret and apply complex rules and regulations associated with external funding and institutional policies.

Application review begins: 20 March 2023

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