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Senior Research Associate II - CIMAS

Miami-Dade County, Florida, US
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Oct 16, 2022

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Conservation science
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science invites applications for a full time Senior Research Associate II in the Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Biology and Life History Branch located in Panama City, FL.

Department Specific Functions
  • Duties include scanning archived histological slides into a database, preparing reproductive tissues for histological analysis, staging/analyzing reproductive tissues, calculating batch fecundity using established and new, innovative technologies. A secondary duty of this position is Fish Age Analysis, including sectioning samples (e.g., otoliths) using Isomet or Hillquist saws and ageing/analyzing biological samples using established methods and equipment. Additional duties include data entry; data analysis; preparing reports, summaries and peer-reviewed publications; presenting findings at various workshops/meetings; assisting with writing proposals to obtain internal and external funding; and participating in fishery-independent surveys to collect biological samples. The incumbent must be willing and physically able to participate in research cruises and work productively at sea. The incumbent will analyze results from reproduction and age and growth studies using common analytical and statistical software. The incumbent may also coordinate, assign and track tasks for other CIMAS associates and should facilitate communication and promote teamwork within the group.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a Master's degree in marine biology, ecology, environmental science, fisheries science, social science, or a related field and at least 1year of experience conducting work relevant to fish life history.
  • The successful applicant must have experience in processing and analyzing biological samples from fish and must demonstrate experience in the area of Fish Reproduction Analysis and knowledge of Fish Age Analysis would be a bonus. The data from these laboratory investigations will be used to improve and advance the knowledge of reef fishes, coastal pelagic fishes, and highly migratory species from waters of the eastern US, including the US Caribbean.
  • Experience in offshore or nearshore fieldwork is recommended.
  • Experience using the programming language R and publishing research in scientific journals is desired.

Apply online at: Curriculum Vitae, statement of interest, and the names of three people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.


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