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Research Associate

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27 Aug 2013

Project Seahorse is hiring a Syngnathid Research Assistant to support the Director's teaching and research activities, to collaborate with Project Seahorse Director and other team members to produce scientific papers and reports, and to communicate with external collaborators.

Job Summary

To support the Director's teaching and research activities, to collaborate with Project Seahorse Director and other team members to produce scientific papers and reports, and to communicate with external collaborators.

Organizational Status

The Research Assistant will report directly to the Project Seahorse Director or her designate.  S/he will work closely with other research team members based in Canada and internationally, and provide biological input for team members who are preparing manuscripts.  S/he will also establish long-distance links to collegiate and volunteer groups around the world, to support their engagement with syngnathid biology. Required to attend weekly group meetings.

Work Performed

  • Collaborates with other team members in projects related to data and information management requiring biological knowledge. 
  • Supports development of manuscripts, reports and presentations, including graphics preparation. 
  • Surveys literature to support research and teaching. 
  • Provides technical support for teaching and grant writing. 
  • Maintain collections of specimens, reprints, images, artifacts and media coverage — and responds to external requests for these items. 
  • Develops outreach materials, such as powerpoint presentations, to advance PS collective initiatives. 
  • Responds to general research and conservation queries from colleagues, the media, and the public. 
  • Identifies and co-ordinates PS volunteers. 
  • Assists with organisation of special events hosted by PS or involving PS. 
  • Supports travel by PS Director, and other team members as designated. 
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Supervision Received

The Research Assistant will report to Project Seahorse Director or her designate.  S/he will be required to work independently as well as within a team environment.

Supervision Given

None

Qualifications

  • High School graduation. University Degree in a relevant biological science (e.g: ecology, conservation biology, fisheries) preferred.  
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have excellent research and organizational skills.  
  • 2 years of related experience with experience in conservation-related research and management is a highly desirable.  Experience in developing countries and language skills would be a significant asset.
  • Ability to multi-task. 
  • Familiarity with issues in aquatic conservation. 
  • Familiarity with all elements involved in producing scientific research. 
  • Strong communication skills (written, oral and listening). 
  • Excellent computer management and graphic skills. 
  • Robust database skills. 
  • Must be able to work independently under minimal direction. 
  • Must be highly organized with great attention to detail. 
  • Must have a positive attitude and be a team player. 
  • Must be flexible and perform well under pressure. 
  • Must know how to complete work to deadlines, applying strategic thinking where necessary. 
  • Must be willing and prepared to render assistance after hours when required.

How to apply for the position

All applicants must apply through the University of British Columbia Staff Careers webpage. Visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php.

Deadline

September 6, 2013