The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' (SCDNR) Marine Resources Research Institute is seeking to hire an assistant marine scientist to assist with the planning, coordination, and supervision of activities within the Crustacean Research and Monitoring Section. The successful applicant will also assist other SCDNR scientists with ongoing research on Horseshoe crabs, invasive species, Freshwater Crayfish, and Molluscan Shellfish. The successful applicant will identify research opportunities and help to secure funding for invertebrate research relevant to SCDNR's core mission. The successful applicant will ensure that research and monitoring projects are completed on schedule and result in the collection of accurate and well-organized data. The successful applicant will employ rigorous scientific and statistical principles in designing and executing field monitoring and laboratory experiments. In addition, the successful applicant will coordinate analyses and data management, prepare required reports for external funding agencies, and disseminate findings through publications and professional presentations. The successful applicant will establish collaborations with various public and private research, management, and constituent groups at state, regional, and national levels and will serve on related committees as appropriate.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
Ph.D in field related to job duties. Writing skills, as evidenced by at least one (1) peer-reviewed publication.
Ph.D. in biology, ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, marine science or another relevant discipline at the time of employment. Demonstrated effectiveness conducting invertebrate research of relevance to fisheries management, from grant development to experimental design, data collection and analysis. Demonstrated experience in effective oral and written communication through publications and presentations at professional meetings.
Extensive experience with Crustaceans and/or other invertebrate fisheries management, including population assessments and Crayfish ecology. Ability to work as a team member managing logistical challenges under challenging fieldwork conditions. Curiosity, critical/analytical thinking, a positive can-do attitude and demonstrated problem solving skills preferred. Creativity and a willingness to expand research interests in new directions. Ability to work independently and work outside of normal work hours when necessary to complete project objectives. Ability to lift heavy objects, swim and make precise visual observations. Experience trailering and operating vessels for nearshore fieldwork. Valid Driver's License and good driving record.