CFRD Research Scientist

University of Southern Mississippi
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$600 milli
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CFRD Research Scientist

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of CFRD Research Scientist.

Position Details

Location Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

703 East Beach Drive Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564 United States Division GCRL Center for Fisheries Research Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded Partial Posting Close Date Open

Job Summary The Center for Fisheries Research and Development at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory campus of The University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants to apply for a full-time Research Scientist position; developing, directing, and participating in research projects relating to field based fisheries science. The Research Scientist is expected to maintain an externally funded research program in fisheries.

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory This position will be located in Ocean Springs, MS at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, a marine laboratory featuring comprehensive research programs in coastal and marine biological sciences. Research program support includes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instrumentation; a fleet of small and large research vessels; the GCRL Museum collection; facilities at the Center for Fisheries Research and Development (CFRD) and Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center (TCMAC); and the NSF I/UCRC Science Center for Marine Fisheries. Ocean Springs is known for its beauty, natural resources, and arts community. It is home to galleries, restaurants, and schools that are ranked among the best in the state.

Center for Fisheries Research and Development The Center for Fisheries Research and Development is a research unit at the GCRL campus of USM that has been conducting fisheries monitoring for over 50 years. Our scientists develop and implement research efforts that inform resource management at regional, national, and international levels. We work with state, federal, and community partners to ensure that we understand scientific fishery needs and focus our research efforts on how we can promote sustainable fisheries and habitats. Our staff also serve on assessment panels to ensure our data inform effective management decisions. CFRD resources include a fleet of vehicles and vessels, flatbed trailers, a wide array of sampling gear for invertebrates and vertebrates of all life stages, water sampling and monitoring equipment, passive acoustic telemetry arrays, histology and ageing technology, 3-D scanner, printer and resin printer, as well as equipped wet labs and dry labs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, plans, implements and manages field based fisheries science research studies in a safe manner.
  • Writes proposals, achieves funding, and maintains research efforts through competitive grantsmanship.
  • Evaluates, analyzes and interprets scientific data. Reports data results through technical reports, manuscript development, and professional or public presentations.
  • Supervises the training, tasking, timeliness, and quality of work of technicians, scientists and other research staff on research projects.
  • Provides technical/scientific expertise to the CFRD Director, co-project leads/principal investigators (internal or external), state/federal agencies, special interest groups, and the general public.
  • Works with CFRD's financial coordinator and financial manager, USM's ORA, and other University entities to ensure compliance and regulatory mechanisms are met.
  • Participates in outreach events and other activities as directed. Adheres to University policies, and procedures and performs other assigned duties.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in a fisheries relevant discipline and 5 years related experience.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in fisheries science (i.e. biology, population dynamics, ecology, physiology, behavior, conservation)
  • Strong quantitative abilities
  • Strong record of grantsmanship
  • Strong record of publications, project leads, and scientific presentations
  • Networking capabilities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Postdoctoral experience is preferred, as well as a record of scholarship, service, grant development, communication, and publication. Consistent record of diverse funded research awards is preferred. We encourage newly emerging fisheries discipline awareness looking at alternative methods of addressing fisheries data needs. Preference will be given to applicants showing potential for collaboration within USM centers and academic units (e.g. Marine Science, Coastal Science, Ocean Engineering, Aquaculture Center, Hydrographic Science Research Center). We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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