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Marine Research Associate II

University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, Rhode Island, US
Closing date
May 14, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Position Information

Posting Number SF01317
Job Title Marine Research Associate II
Position Number 107833
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level 10
Pay Grade Range $51,780 - $78,203
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited
Department Information

Department GSO Coastal Resources Center
Contact(s)Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location Narragansett Bay Campus
Grant Funded Yes
Extension Contingency NotesPosition is full-time calendar year, limited to 04/22/2023 with anticipated renewal.
Job Description SummaryBASICFUNCTION:

Perform research and extension of an advanced and often independent nature for Coastal Resources Center (CRC) and RI Sea Grant's (CRC/RISG) US field office. Provide administrative and limited technical support to CRC/RI Sea Grant's offshore wind energy, aquaculture, and coastal resilience portfolios.


Assist principal investigator(s) in the organization of international trainings, workshops, study tours, and meetings on issues related to offshore wind energy, aquaculture, and coastal resilience.

Assist principal investigator(s) in the creation of social media products (story maps, film, web sites, and podcasts) with the purpose of communicating science and coastal management related information to project stakeholders.

Develop proposals, technical reports, and professional articles.

Instruct and supervise graduate students and others.

Perform routine budget and administrative responsibilities for specific projects and/or programs.


Work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Perform additional duties as required.


Word processing, database, ArcGIS, MailChimp, Social media software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, inDesign.) Must provide own transportation.

Required QualificationsREQUIRED:

1. Master's degree in environmental science and management, marine affairs, natural resource policy or related field.

2. Minimum two years professional experience in media management, training or workshop organization, and/or, event management.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of aquaculture, coastal resilience, and offshore wind energy topics.

4. Demonstrated experience in developing social media products (i.e., web sites, story maps, podcasts, and film on marine or environmental topics).

5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

7. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities.

8. Willingness to travel.

9. Willingness to work evenings and weekends.

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

11. Must provide own transportation.

Preferred QualificationsPREFERRED:

1. Demonstrated knowledge and engagement in coastal policy, management, and science communication about offshore wind energy, aquaculture, and coastal resilience.

2. Certification in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or Science Writing.

3. Demonstrated ability to be a team player.



Environmental ConditionsThis position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Posting Date 05/09/2022
Closing Date 06/07/2022
Special Instructions to ApplicantsPlease attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#2) Resume.
(#3) "Other Document - References" - the names and contact information of three professional references (outside of URI).

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  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Other Document - References
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