[ES_JOBS_NET] Smithsonian: Two positions in the Marine Global Earth Observatory

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Jul 4 19:40:22 MDT 2014

From:    "Duffy, Emmett" <DuffyE at SI.EDU>
Subject: Smithsonian: Two positions in the Marine Global Earth Observatory

Two positions at the Smithsonian

Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) =97
Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON)

The Smithsonian Institution seeks excellent candidates for two positions to=
 support the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO), a growing global =
network of partners collaborating to understand how marine life is respondi=
ng to environmental change, and the role of biodiversity in mediating resil=
ience of near-shore marine ecosystems. The partnership is coordinated by th=
e Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON) based at the Smithsonian a=
nd is unique in its use of standardized measurements and coordinated experi=
ments, and its long-term focus on biodiversity and functioning in shallow w=
aters. MarineGEO/TMON represents a major research initiative in the science=
 portfolio of the Smithsonian Institution. The network currently consists o=
f the Smithsonian=92s four Atlantic sites in Maryland (Smithsonian Environm=
ental Research Center), Florida (Smithsonian Marine Station), Belize (Carri=
e Bow Cay field station), and Panama (STRI Bocas del Toro field station), a=
nd is actively developing additional partner sites.

Program Manager

The Program Manager assists the Director of TMON in coordinating management=
 of the international network, maintains accounting and reporting responsib=
ilities, manages contractual agreements with national and international res=
earch partners, prepares summaries of research and program progress and nee=
ds, and manages logistical needs, fund-raising and development opportunitie=
s, and outreach initiatives for the network. The Program Manager works clos=
ely with the Director in developing the collaborative network of MarineGEO/=
TMON sites globally, including coordination of research and training activi=
ties, fellowships and small grants programs, and assistance with data manag=
ement. The Program Manager serves as assistant to the Director.

Candidates should ideally hold a M.S. degree in biology, oceanography, or e=
nvironmental science with a marine focus. Experience managing large grants,=
 budgets, and/or research programs is strongly preferred. Because the proje=
ct involves a collaborative global partnership, strong organizational, comm=
unication, writing, and people skills are essential.

The Program Manager position will be based at the headquarters of MarineGEO=
/TMON at the Smithsonian=92s National Museum of Natural History in Washingt=
on, DC. This is a full-time, permanent, trust-fund position with similar re=
quirements and benefits to a federal position. The position is open to all =
candidates eligible to work in the United States. Review of applications wi=
ll begin on 30 July 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Marine Biology Research Technician

The marine biology research technician provides technical support for a var=
iety of field and laboratory tasks in MarineGEO/TMON=92s program of marine =
research. Under the guidance of the TMON Director, the duties of the incumb=
ent will include but are not limited to field sampling of marine organisms,=
 identification of marine organisms using microscopy and taxonomic literatu=
re; conducting field and laboratory experiments; preparation and curation o=
f frozen and preserved specimens; deposition of specimens in museum collect=
ions; maintenance and data retrieval from water quality monitoring instrume=
nts; management, entry, and analysis of data; and assistance in preparation=
 and publication of reports, proposals, and manuscripts.

The position requires a Bachelor=92s degree, with Master=92s degree strongl=
y preferred, in Biology, Marine Science, or related field. The position req=
uires practical knowledge of biology and taxonomy of marine organisms and m=
arine research procedures. Ability to operate small to medium sized boats i=
s strongly preferred. Scuba certification and scientific diving experience =
are strongly preferred, and must be completed soon after acceptance of the =
position. The applicant must be competent in computer data entry, data mana=
gement, statistical analysis, and effective writing skills.

The Research Technician position will be based at the Smithsonian Environme=
ntal Research Center in Edgewater, MD. This is a full-time, permanent, trus=
t-fund position with similar requirements and benefits to a federal positio=
n. The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United St=
ates. Review of applications will begin on 30 July 2014 and will continue u=
ntil the position is filled.

Applications for both positions should include (1) a current Curriculum Vit=
ae; (2) a 1-2 page summary of career goals, experience, and interests relev=
ant to the MarineGEO/TMON program; and (3) names and full contact informati=
on (postal address, email address, and phone number) of three references. P=
lease submit applications electronically as a single PDF document to Dr. J.=
 Emmett Duffy, Director of TMON and Chair of the Search Committee at: duffy=
e at si.edu<mailto:duffye at si.edu> with the file name and email subject heading=
 =91MarineGEO manager application =96 SURNAME=92 or =91MarineGEO technician=
 application =96 SURNAME=92 with your surname in capital letters. Inquiries=
 can be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin o=
n 24 July 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about MarineGEO/TMON, visit our website (http://www.si.edu/ma=

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.


J. Emmett Duffy
Director, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington DC 20013-7012
ph: 202-633-4037
duffye at si.edu
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