Marine Research Specialist I

University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI (30+ days ago)4.2


BASIC FUNCTION:
Conduct independent research and assist with the implementation of marine research programs on University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) ships. Assist UNOLS in fulfilling grant obligations by providing support to Principal Investigators who are performing shipboard research.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the UNOLS Executive Secretary, Assistant Executive Secretary, UNOLS staff members, federal agency representatives, and scientific community.

Assist with directly supporting the Executive Secretary and Assistant Executive Secretary with proposal preparation on various special projects which are supported through supplemental funding.

Assist with analysis of the UNOLS Post Cruise Report System into concise reports which are then shared with UNOLS Committees and federal funding agencies (this is a quality control tool which determines trends and provides necessary data to improve the overall process.)

Assist with providing lead support in the development of UNOLS publications, brochures, and other printed materials, and assisting in graphic design and layout for UNOLS publications, registration forms, and newsletters.

Assist UNOLS Secretaries in the creation of accurate and timely reports regarding ship scheduling, cruise reporting, cruise data, and cruise statistics for federal agency representatives, UNOLS office personnel, ship operators, and the broader scientific community.

Assist with providing lead organizational support, utilizing Web-based database systems and personal computers (Windows and Macs).

Assist with designing, testing, maintaining, and populating UNOLS and other marine-oriented websites, databases, and exhibits for the UNOLS Office.

Assist with supervising immediate office group and community-wide users on the UNOLS ship time request system, including the testing and control of developmental websites in support of UNOLS.

Assist with maintaining and monitoring UNOLS Office email systems.

Assist with the maintenance of the UNOLS Archive, the central repository of UNOLS marine science and cruise-related information, making it readily available to the broader marine science community.

Assist with providing researchers with an additional UNOLS point-of-contact to answer procedural questions as they relate to various UNOLS systems.

Assist with developing research, promotional, and outreach materials to be delivered at national science conventions and symposiums.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform additional duties as requested.

LICENSES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers, digital equipment and software programs, including Dreamweaver, File Maker Pro, and Drupal content management system.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:
1. Bachelor’s degree in a marine science or marine policy related field.

2. Demonstrated experience in marine science or marine policy field research methods (including, literature and database searches).

3. Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate data.

4. Demonstrated experience with personal computers, word processing and spreadsheet software.

5. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in written communications skills.

7. Demonstrated ability to work independently.

8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Preferred Qualifications Environmental Conditions
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.