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Our Psychology Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.
Working under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, Renee Ha, provide overall coordination of a field research program for critically endangered Mariana crows on Rota Island in the Marianas Islands. The work on this remote field site is funded by local and federal funding sources in the Marianas Islands. Tasks and objectives will be posed by PI and federal agencies, and the research coordinator will be expected to formulate and guide plans for meeting objectives, and coordinate these plans with the PI (who is located in Seattle), local and federal authorities.
Tasks include, but are not limited to: Responsible for working with PI on developing study design and collection methods and tools, data collection requirements, data management, and protocol development, suggesting and making adjustments and changes as needed during the course of the project based on changing conditions in the field. Changing conditions requiring some modification include staffing limitations, severe weather, avoiding the disturbance of other threatened species, and working around private property.
Coordinate the field teams doing research, monitoring and data collection on the Mariana Crow. Field teams to coordinate will be identifying injured or ill birds in the wild, recovery of injured/ill birds, monitoring nesting activities, monitoring the population, recording predator activity, conducting formal surveys, capturing and banding individual wild birds, attaching radio-transmitters to wild or released birds, monitoring via radio- telemetry. May supervise a small number of interns or volunteers to aid in coordinating these activities, but may also work alone for some months each year.
Whether aided by interns and volunteers or working alone on field work, will be coordinating all other related project staff and goals, including the predator control crew and the captive care crew and working with these teams to protect and monitor wild, rehabilitated and released Mariana crows.
Responsible for maintaining and replacing equipment for project use, and monitoring of up-to-date vehicle registration, licenses, permits, etc.
Will organize and attend the weekly crew meeting to coordinate various activities related to the Mariana crow work on Rota, and will take meeting minutes and ensure that meeting minutes are sent to the Principal Investigator in Seattle.
Write and edit technical reports and manuscripts for publication or presentation; aids in development and monitoring of project budget.
Responsible for purchases on island based on needs of project; prepares progress reports/proposals for funding agencies; liaisons between the project team and funding agencies or significant parties to manage project goals and activities.
| Valid driver's license--must drive to research sites around the island. |
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