Telemetry Data Analyst - Part Time Needed

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Integrated Statistics is looking for a part-time Telemetry Data Analyst to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).

The Telemetry Data Analyst will work with the Seal Ecology and Assessment Program within the Protected Species Branch. The mission of the Seal Program is to provide scientific information to managers and stakeholders on the role of seals as important sentinels of the marine ecosystem, support conservation efforts to maintain a healthy and optimally stable population of seals in the northeast, and provide recommendations on mitigation measures to minimize conflicts between seals and humans. As part of this program we study the abundance of stocks in the Northwest Atlantic via manned and unmanned surveys to investigate population trends and distribution, as well as behaviors of individual seals via acoustic and satellite telemetry to investigate how behavior may be influenced by ecological and anthropogenic factors. 

The Telemetry Data Analyst will work with others in the Seal Program to analyze pinniped telemetry data. Duties include summarizing telemetry tracks, dive behaviors, and acoustic detections from tagged individuals; fitting appropriate models to these data to evaluate movements, occurrence, or foraging behavior of tagged individuals; building species distribution models from existing telemetry and sightings data to evaluate overlap with anthropogenic activities; assisting in grant report writing; and publishing findings in peer-reviewed manuscripts.

  1. Graduate degree or equivalent in fisheries, quantitative ecology, or a closely related field - required
  2. Experience processing and interpreting ARGOS/Wildlife Computer satellite telemetry data - required
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in R to process and analyze telemetry data - required
  4. Excellent communication skills both verbally and using written materials (including visual presentations) with a variety of audiences including technical, scientific, and the general public - required
  5. US citizenship and presence, and the ability to comply with EO 14042 - required
  6. Experience utilizing state-space models or equivalent to model and predict animal movements and behaviors through time - preferred
  7. Experience with Oracle tables and SQL language - preferred
The position is part-time, with some flexibility in hours. The rate of  pay depends on skills and experience. The work may potentially be performed remotely. The position is for one year, with the possibility of extension.

Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office.

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