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Faculty Research Assistant

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, US
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Department COMES - Newport Exp Sta (ASF) Position Title Faculty Research Assistant Job Title Faculty Research Assistant Appointment Type Academic Faculty Job Location Newport Benefits Eligible Part-Time, benefits eligible Remote or Hybrid option? Job Summary

The Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

This position is responsible for executing projects performed within the Integrated and Marine Fisheries Lab at OSU and will report directly to Dr. Cheryl Barnes. The incumbent will perform a variety of tasks to help scientists at OSU and NOAA conduct a climate vulnerability assessment (CVA) in the Gulf of Alaska. This will involve working closely with fishery stakeholders and combining a variety of methods (quantitative and qualitative) to identify risks to fished stocks in the face of climate change. This faculty research assistant (FRA) will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data, synthesizing and presenting results to various groups, and publishing one or more peer-reviewed journal articles. The FRA is also expected to manage at least 1-2 undergraduate students.

There may also be opportunities to develop original research questions designed to inform marine resource management in the North Pacific Ocean. The incumbent may assist with writing grant proposals to support additional research.

This position is based at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR.

As a member of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station (COMES), the incumbent will be expected to work closely with state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and coastal communities in support of the COMES mission "to understand, utilize, and sustain marine resources and coastal ecosystems in order to benefit the citizens of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, the Nation, and the World."

The College of Agricultural Sciences is committed to enhancing employee success by engaging in quality academics, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for extension and outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.

Why OSU?

Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don't wait for challenges to present themselves - we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


* Top 1.4% university in the world
* More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
* 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
* 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
* 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
* 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
* 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
* 217k+ alumni worldwide
* For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State's beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America's best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:

* Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
* Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
* Retirement savings paid by the university.
* A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
* Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
* Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

Key Responsibilities

60% Scientific Research: Design and carry out research projects, as assigned. Conduct comprehensive scientific literature reviews. Collect, analyze, and interpret data. Develop and compile a detailed description of methods used. Contribute to the development of manuscripts that synthesizes project results in peer-reviewed journals and/or technical memoranda.

30% Outreach and Engagement: Foster relationships with fishery stakeholders, coordinate meetings for various groups, provide informed and timely responses to project-related inquiries, and maintain detailed participant records.

10% Supervision: Help recruit, train, and supervise 1-2 undergraduate research assistants. Maintain and enforce safety protocols. Plan and assign work for independent projects.

What You Will Need

Master's degree in fisheries, marine biology/ecology, statistics, environmental science, or related field (or Bachelor's degree with 3 or more years of relevant experience).

Experience working with fishery stakeholders.

Familiar with the collection and analyses of scientific data.

Proficiency with technical writing (e.g., agency reports, peer-reviewed journal articles).

Demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

What We Would Like You to Have

Coding in R and RStudio.

Experience coordinating and collaborating with a diversity of personal identities.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

* Most tasks will be performed in an office setting.
* Schedules may include occasional work in the evenings and/or on weekends.
* Some project-related travel may be required.

Pay Method Salary Pay Period 1st through the last day of the month Pay Date Last working day of the month Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience Link to Position Description

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P08057UF Number of Vacancies 1 Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2024 Anticipated Appointment End Date Posting Date 05/09/2024 Full Consideration Date Closing Date 05/31/2024 Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants Special Instructions to Applicants

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) A writing sample (e.g., journal article, agency report, thesis)

4) After reviewing the OSU mission statement at and the emphasis on diversity, please state how your background and experience has prepared you to be effective in an environment that values diversity.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact:

| Cheryl Barnes


| (541) 867-0116

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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