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Position Title: Research Coordinator (Junior Specialist)

Position #: 0070116

Hiring Unit: Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology / SOEST

Duties & Responsibilities

The He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve (He‘eia NERR) presents an opportunity to honor the past by using the traditional ecosystem management approach embodied in ahupua‘a principles, integrated with the contemporary principles of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), to sustainably manage the He‘eia estuary. The NERRS’ vision of resilient estuaries and coastal watersheds where human and natural communities thrive is consistent with the traditional ahupua‘a where man and the environment lived in harmony: the circle of life. Many of the objectives and strategies that have been built into this management plan intentionally create a link between traditional knowledge and practices with contemporary management plans. The unique niche of the He‘eia NERR is this integration of traditional and contemporary strategies to sustainably manage the estuary and optimally the entire ahupua‘a of He‘eia. The He‘eia NERR provides not only a model for future generations in Hawai‘i but as important, is its contributions to the NERR System.

To this goal, the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, as the lead agency and in collaboration with the He‘eia NERR community site partners, invites applicants for a Research Coordinator (Junior Specialist) to implement the monitoring and research needed to address the most effective ecosystem based management strategies that contribute to the resilience and integrity of Pacific Island estuarine ecosystems, considering ongoing anthropogenic impacts and a diverse suite of societal and environmental factors as outlined in the Reserve Management plan.

Implementation, maintenance and analysis of the System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) the design.

Design and analyses of both applied and basic research at the reserve in concert with local, state, and national partners.

Supporting other researchers and visiting investigators to the site.

Writing and obtaining research grants.

Supervising students and managing the Reserve’s Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program (if applicable).

The position will be expected to work in close coordination with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) and the national NERR system to ensure data standards and standard operating procedures are followed.

Other duties typically include supervising research staff and technicians associated with the projects.

The production of annual work plans and budget estimates, research team training and safety requirements.

Participation in Reserve staff meetings.

Travel and participation in NERRS annual meetings and training sessions.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master of Science degree from a college or university of recognized standing in a life science discipline.

Documented ability to perform some duties outlined in job description.

Appreciation for the value of indigenous knowledge as a credible source of knowledge comparable to contemporary scientific research.

Willing to encourage and include traditional indigenous knowledge and traditional ahupua?a land management principles in the scientific research questions.

Experience with instrumentation and monitoring studies and willingness to learn new techniques as needed.

Practical research experience with design, implementation, data collection, analyses and interpretation, and publication of scientific data capable of withstanding peer-review.

Familiarity with the ahupua‘a of He‘eia, Kane‘ohe Bay and the Ko‘olaupoko region of O‘ahu.

Desired Qualifications

Documented ability to perform all duties outlined in duties and responsibilities.

Demonstrated experience in working with the indigenous population and appreciation for the value of indigenous knowledge as a credible source of knowledge comparable to contemporary scientific research.

Demonstrated experience in encouraging and including traditional indigenous knowledge and traditional ahupua?a land management principles in the scientific research questions.

Experience working among Native Hawaiian and/or indigenous organizations and/or communities.

Demonstrated understanding of Native Hawaiian traditional ecological knowledge and cultural practices.

Demonstrated experience working among Native Hawaiians and/or other indigenous groups in STEM related activities.

Documented publication record of research experience with design, implementation, data collection, analyses and interpretation, and publication of scientific data capable of withstanding peer-review.

Demonstrated experience in working in the ahupua‘a of He‘eia, Kane‘ohe Bay and the Ko‘olaupoko region of O‘ahu.

To Apply

Submit paper or one PDF of a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications with the subject line “Pos 0070116 Jr Spec (Research Coordinator);” a detailed curriculum vitae; names and contact information of three professional references; and official transcripts (copies acceptable, however, originals will be required at the time of hire) to the address below. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Electronic applications should be emailed to: Steff Nelson at email: steffiny@hawaii.edu.

HIMB
Attn: Steff (Pos 0070116 Research Coordinator)
PO Box 1346
Kaneohe, HI 96744

 

Inquiries

 

Robert Toonen; 808-236-7401; toonen@hawaii.edu

 

​Learn more about NERRS at http://www.nerra.org/​

Information

For more information about Conservation Connections Job Manager and this opportunity please visit our website at http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/28172/4702196/1/postdate/desc, contact us at 808-236-7401 or via email at toonen@hawaii.edu.

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