Job Opportunities

JIMAR Hawaiian Monk Seal Field Team Seeks Biological Research Technician and Biological Research Assistant

The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Fisheries Science is seeking applicants for two separate recruitments to conduct research and recovery activities on Hawaiian monk seals.

The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) works with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center through a cooperative agreement with the University of Hawaii. JIMAR hires program staff through the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH) and is currently seeking applicants for two separate recruitments (Biological Research Technician and Biological Research Assistant) for the 2019 field research season. Selected individuals will study the endangered Hawaiian monk seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. This work is part of a long-term annual Hawaiian monk seal population monitoring and conservation program by NMFS. For full details, visit links below to position descriptions.

Biological Research Assistant
Biological Research Technician


Kure Atoll Seabird Sanctuary

Kure Atoll is a part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) and is located 1,400 miles northwest of Oʻahu. Kure Atoll occupies a unique position referred to as the ‘Darwin Point’, which is the northern extent of coral reef development, and the atoll is estimated to be 29.8 million years old. Kure is an important breeding site for a sizable and diverse population of wildlife, with several rare or endangered species. Eighteen species of seabirds nest on Kure Atoll, including Mōlī or Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), Kaʻupu or Black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), and ʻEwaʻewa or Sooty tern (Sterna fuscata). There are currently 15 native and 28 introduced plant species known on Green Island. Native plants are an integral resource for seabird nesting habitat and dune stabilization. Invasive plants are a significant management concern because they displace native plant habitat and seabird nesting areas, entrap seabirds in dense vegetative mass and out-compete native plants. Check back periodically for volunteer opportunities at Kure Atoll.

Current positions:

Job Type: Habitat Restoration Worker - Volunteer Positions
Location: Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI)
Duration: 7 months (Approximately August 2018 to March 2019)
Position closed: Applications reviewed upon receipt until positions are filled
Inquiries: Email Andrew Sullivan-Haskins at kureatoll@gmail.com

See full posting here.