CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is a marine science and technical services consulting firm that provides a broad range of environmental, coastal, and oceanographic services worldwide. CSA seeks a master’s degree level scientist with training in underwater acoustics to be based out of the Stuart, FL office.
This position requires experience and understanding with underwater passive acoustic monitoring and relevant equipment and equipment specifications. The successful applicant must have experience as either a Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager, or lead role in a related science project preferably including experience with client/funding source interactions, subcontractor management, budget and schedule development and tracking, coordination and preparation of project deliverables, and technical review of project documents. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of projects from marketing to assistant project management to contributing to experimental / sampling design, analysis, report writing, and presentations. Applicants must have a strong understanding of principles in underwater acoustics and marine sciences. Experience with basic acoustic analysis software such as Matlab or equivalent programming language and understanding of acoustic field sampling in aquatic environments is required. Understanding of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) is required. Experience with acoustic source and propagation modeling is preferred. The successful applicant must have strong analytical, reviewing, and writing skills. A strong understanding of environmental/ecological statistical methods and packages (e.g., R, SAS) is preferred. The preferred applicant will have experience in the use of Generalized Additive Models and Generalized Linear Models in predictive modeling. Applicants should have good organizational skills, and significant initiative, requiring little direction in identifying correct courses of action. This position may require occasional domestic or international travel. Strong team skills are essential.
Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Essential Functions
Duties include but are not limited to assisting in managing the quality, validity, and accuracy of project's science component including assisting in the management of projects. This is primarily an office-based position whose duties will include supporting underwater acoustics portions of projects, occasionally participating in underwater acoustic sampling surveys, contributing to the survey design, performing analysis and contributing to reporting phases of projects. Entry into this position will be in the form of providing support to lead scientists in both projects and proposal efforts, initially acting as an assistant project manager on active projects, adhering to corporate Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental protocols and training, and accepting other duties across the diverse portfolio of CSA, as assigned. The applicant will be expected to work flexible, none-core hours as occasionally required to meet deliverable demands.
Essential Skills, Experience, and Education:
A master’s degree from an accredited university/college in such fields as oceanography, marine policy, marine science, marine biology, biological oceanography, underwater acoustics, or equivalent related field is preferred with at least 3 years’ experience in related projects outside of academia (e.g., government, industry). The successful applicant should have demonstrated, excellent writing (writing sample and writing exercise will be required), communication skills and demonstrated experience participating in the development of scientific proposals that were successfully funded. Strong working knowledge of computers and standard Microsoft software packages including word processing skills are required. Previous contributions to peer-reviewed publications are advantageous. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, university transcripts (may be unofficial), and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation may be included at this time.
Applicants must possess current, long-term authorization to work in the United States;
CSA is unable to initiate visa sponsorship
Letters of Recommendation will be required