Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 12 Jul 2022

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The EcoFOCI program field operations mooring lead is responsible for ensuring that all moorings needed for PMEL/EcoFOCI data collection are correctly and safely deployed and recovered during the field season. This person works closely with principal investigators from PMEL, NOAA/Fisheries and other institutions to identify mooring instruments to be deployed on any given cruise. Together with team members and principal investigators this person will identify other cruise needs and ensure such equipment is loaded on the vessel. In collaboration with other team members, this person will maintain the PMEL EcoFOCI instrument shop for repair and maintenance of instruments such as current meters (Aanderaa, Teledyne-RDI ADCP), oxygen sensors, and ice profilers as needed for the moorings. On average, this person will participate in three cruises per year. Each cruise is ~12-23 days long.


1. Participate in EcoFOCI Seagoing and Mooring programs. Including (a) communicate with the ship’s captain and crew regarding seagoing activities; (b) ensure that all mooring gear, floats, releases, and other instruments are assembled correctly before deployment; (c) at sea, functions as mooring and team lead; (d) assists in other sea going operations (e.g., CTD sampling, zooplankton net tows, and other common sea-going operations).

2. Preparation for cruises. Including (a) submit mooring designs for production; (b) ensure that all needed equipment for EcoFOCI mooring cruises is delivered to and loaded on ships prior to cruises; (c) preparing and maintaining selected oceanographic instruments (e.g., current meters [RCM, ADCP], oxygen sensors, ice profilers, towed Acrobat, profiling moorings, etc.) in coordination with other members of the field group.

3. Responsible for coordinating mooring equipment from other groups that are attached to EcoFOCI moorings.

4. Vessel Evaluation including: (a) contribute to finding and evaluating potential research vessels that may contract with PMEL to recover or deploy moorings and undertake other sea-going oceanographic research activities; (b) participate in contract review boards for contracting private research vessels. This may involve travel.

5. Group Participation (e.g., attend seminars, group meetings, data discussions, contribute to publications, etc.)


• Bachelor's Degree in Science or Engineering
• At least 1 year of job-related experience

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

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