[ES_JOBS_NET] Aquatic Instrumentation and Oceanography Manager, NEON, Boulder, Colorado
christin at ucar.edu
Thu Dec 15 05:35:32 MST 2016
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Battelle’s Ecology Business is seeking an Aquatic Instrumentation and
Oceanography Manager, located in Boulder, CO. Battelle’s Ecology
Business supports the broader mission of the Infrastructure and
Environment Business Unit, with management operations located in
Reporting to the Director of Science, the Manager is primarily
responsible for directly managing staff within the Aquatic
Instrumentation and Oceanography team and the technical activities of
projects/programs. The Ecology Business predominately serves the
National Science Foundation as Managing Organization to complete the
construction, commissioning, and initial operations of the National
Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). NEON will enable scientists to
understand and forecast interactions between life and the environment,
including changes in climate, land use and invasive species, throughout
the United States. In this capacity, the Manager will lead technical
activities and provide technical and scientific expertise in multiple
natural science fields such as ecology, civil engineering, hydrology,
and water quality for the construction and operations of NEON’s Aquatic
Instrumented Systems that are deployed at wadeable streams, non-wadeable
streams and rivers, and lakes.
Develops and manages schedule, budget, risks, and documentation.
Identifies risks to meeting scheduled activities, and implements
solutions to mitigate risk and meet timelines.
Responsible for efficient project management practices and leading
teams within a professional work environment, including coordinating
a variety of simultaneous tasks.
Provides strategic, scientific rationale for aquatic components of
the NEON project
Assists in the development and oversight of aquatic site
Serves as the point of contact to resolve operations issues related
to implementation of aquatic instrumentation
Manages the documentation of maintenance plans, equipment design and
data collection, verifying that all activities are documented.
Contributes to training material and field manuals for field and lab
Collaborates with the NEON Data Products and Cyberinfrastructure
teams and other science staff to develop algorithms to deliver data
products and specifications for data ingest and publication formats
associated with the collection of instrumented aquatic data.
Supports active engagement between the Observatory and the broader
science community and promotes scientific advancements in
continental-scale ecology relevant to the observatory mission.
Establishes staff goals and objectives and prepares and delivers
The manager will also contribute to the development of an externally
funded research program and other new business opportunities,
particularly those in the aquatic sciences.
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
B.S. in Ecology, Hydrology, Oceanography, Biology, or related field.
Five (5) years’ experience with methods in aquatic ecology.
Experience with instrumented sampling methods in aquatic systems.
Supervisory/leadership experience, sufficient to demonstrate the
ability to manage a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and
Experience in managing budgets and schedules for a large scale
Demonstrated experience in scientific writing and review.
Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills.
THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS
MS and 10+ years of expereince in Ecology, Hydrology, Oceanography,
Biology, or related field.
Experience with both freshwater and oceanic aquatic systems.
Experience working with groups involved in terrestrial and aquatic
Experience working in a collaborative scientific enterprise.
Demonstrated success in obtaining external funding.
Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical
and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending
accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide
financial protection for you and your family.
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each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their
abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will
support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full
utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.”
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