HCSU QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGIST – ID# 19325 job Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawai
HCSU QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGIST – ID# 19325 job Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawai
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Employer Name: SpiderID: 8857547
Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Date Posted: 8/6/2019
Wage: Category: Science/Research
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Job Description:

Hawai‘i Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Hawai‘i Cooperative Studies Unit (HCSU), located at the Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center (PIERC) Kilauea Field Station in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES: Works with PIERC project leaders and the other Quantitative Research Group (QRG) members on studies of native and exotic plants and animals, their habitats, and their ecologies throughout the Pacific. Results of this research will aid in the understanding and development of techniques needed to restore and manage native plants and animals, their habitats, and important resources. Duties of the QRG group (as a whole) include managing, analyzing, and interpreting data. Designs experimental and monitoring programs to meet specific scientific and monitoring goals, and uses appropriate quantitative techniques (including statistical analyses and ecological modeling) to analyze and interpret the resulting data. Data analysis involves statistical, spatial, and other quantitative analyses including trend analysis, population abundance and distribution, and identification of ecological relationships. Interprets the results and communicates them to PIERC investigators, other project members, and Hawai‘i biologists through interagency meetings, presentations, reports, and peer-reviewed scientific articles. Provides technical and analytical support for Center researchers. Develops procedures for managing data sets and ensures that data sets are organized, conducts quality control, and documented. Develops and tests field data collection methodology, and collects field data as needed.

Job Requirements:
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Quantitative Ecology, Biostatistics, Population Ecology, or related field. EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of experience in quantitative methods of ecological research. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Proficiency in R or other data analysis language. Extensive knowledge of the principles of applied statistics and other aspects of quantitative ecology. Thorough familiarity with the operation of personal computers and a wide range of software. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must possess a high level of problem solving skill. Must be able to comprehend complex ecological problems and interpret the results of field studies with scientific rigor. Must possess a high level of organizational skills, attention to detail, and a high degree of accountability for quality of work. Ability to train and assist others with data management and analysis. Ability to prepare technical reports. Ability to apply techniques of applied statistics and other aspects of quantitative ecology. Skills in research design and modeling, including calculus and linear algebra. Ability to use a relational database. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work at a computer station daily. Ability to hike long distances over rough terrain in arduous conditions and inclement weather. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: At least two (2) years of experience in applied statistics. Familiarity with Hawaiian ecosystems. Experience in successfully publishing scientific journals. Experience with occupancy models, population demography, trends assessment, and spatial modeling. Proficiency with a Bayesian modeling language, such as Stan or Just Another Gibbs Sampler (JAGS). Experience with database design and management. Familiarity with office productivity software. Possesses a valid driver’s license.

INQUIRIES: Julie Leialoha 932-7977 (Hawai‘i).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE: August 31, 2019.

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: RCUH Human Resources Company Type:
City: Honolulu
State: Hawaii

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