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Research Assistant

Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation
Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation
Job Functions:
Data Science
Employment Types:
Remote; Rhode Island, USA
50,000 – 70,000 USD per year
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The CFRF is seeking a motivated and qualified individual for the position of Full-time Research Associate to start May 2022. Applications are due by May 16, 2022. A full description of this job opening and application instructions are available HERE.

Overview of Position: Full‐time position focusing on generating scientific publications from the data collected by the CFRF Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Fleet. The Research Associate will help support ongoing publication efforts and lead at least one original manuscript. The individual will also assist in other CFRF research initiatives at the direction of the Executive Director. This can include time at-sea on commercial fishing vessels as part of ongoing surveys or other initiatives. Timeframe and Compensation: The Research Associate will maintain an average of 35 hours of work/week, will receive compensation at a rate of $50,000‐$70,000/year, depending on qualifications, and benefits of healthcare, life insurance, and paid holiday and personal time. Scope of Work: The qualified applicant will work with CFRF staff to increase the impact of the Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Fleet through the publication of scientific manuscripts. These publications will be based off data collected by the Research Fleet, which has been active since 2013 and is currently comprised 21 fishing vessels. At-sea data collection by commercial fishermen includes a suite of biological parameters from American lobster (Homarus americanus) and Jonah crab (Cancer borealis) caught in commercial and ventless traps as well as bottom temperature. More information on the Research Fleet can be found here. Location: The Research Associate will work primarily remotely. It is expected the individual will regularly communicate with staff and at least monthly meet in-person with CFRF staff. The CFRF offices are in the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island building on the East Farm Campus of the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI). Qualifications: See full position description for minimum and preferred qualifications. To Apply: Email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references to twinneg@cfrfoundation.org by May 16, 2022.

Questions: Contact Teresa Winneg at twinneg@cfrfoundation.org or 401-515-4890. Please visit here for additional background information.

The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation is always interested in hearing from people looking for career opportunities in areas related to the Foundation’s administrative work. This includes general office work, program management, bookkeeping, accounting, business management, and communications. Please feel free to send us a letter of introduction and your resume at any time. If and when positions arise that match your experience and interests, we will contact you. Letters of introduction and resumes can be sent to Teresa Winneg, CFRF Business Manager – twinneg@cfrfoundation.org

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