Diving Opportunties, Scholarships, & Jobs
DIVING OPPORTUNITIES/ JOBS
UMaine- UMaine is currently seeking two individuals to assist with SMS491-Introduction to Research Diving for the Fall Term, 2014. Please see the following position descriptions for further details.
UMaine- Research Associate
Location: University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences, Darling Marine Center
Prospective Start Date: ~March 15, 2014
Description: The position provides professional field and laboratory assistance in grant-supported research in marine benthic ecology and fisheries science. The position requires the individual to organize and participate in dive operations, field work, and research cruises, sometimes independently of the senior investigator, coordinating the training of student interns, handling small boats, laboratory sampling and statistical analyses, report and proposal writing, purchasing and ordering of supplies. The primary location of the position is at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine.
Knowledge and Skills Qualifications: Typically has the education associated with a Masters degree or a Bachelors degree and equivalent combination of related experience in marine biology/ecology, oceanography or fisheries science. Demonstrated experience conducting data analysis, critical thinking and report writing. Advanced SCUBA, Rescue Diving, DAN Oxygen training, current CPR and First Aid and AAUS Scientific Diving certification, and USCG Boat safety training or equivalent and experience handling small boats are required. Facility with Excel software required, and experience with ArcView, MatLab and R programming languages preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; previous experience and a desire to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies from students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, fishermen, as well as delivering presentations at scientific meetings. Proven organizational skills, experience multi-tasking, working both independently and in a team.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervising of 2-3 undergraduate summer interns and graduate students in diving and field operations, as well as lab duties.
Application review will commence Feb 14, 2014
For more details and on-line application instructions go to: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=16971&job=research-associate
For queries prior to application, contact:
Dr. Richard Wahle
AAUS- The AAUS e-slate contains many current diving internship and job opporutnities. Check out the e-slate at www.aaus.org under the “Resource Library” tab.
Other- Graduate Student Opportunity for Scientific Diving and Quantitative Marine Science Research Project, CalPolytechnic- http://www.marine.calpoly.edu/community/faculty/ms-grad-proj-2014.pdf
John H. Dearborn Scientific Diving Scholarship- Professor John H. Dearborn began his career at the University of Maine in 1966 in the Department of Zoology and officially retired in 1999 as Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences. His love for teaching and the interactions with his students over three decades was a highlight of his career. Professor Dearborn passed away in November 2010. The John H. Dearborn Scientific Diving Scholarship was established at the University of Maine, in 2011 with a gift from J. F. White Contracting Company in recognition of Professor Dearborn’s contributions to marine and underwater science. J.F. White contributed additional funds to the scholarship in 2013.
The scholarship shall be used to provide financial assistance to University of Maine students who are majoring in Marine Sciences and enrolled in a scientific diving class. Selection of the recipients shall be made by the Director of the School of Marine Sciences (or his/her designee) in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid. The fund shall be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The recipient will receive $500 for use in supporting their scientific diving goals/needs.
Application Due Date: September 5, 2014
Application Form: Dearborn Scholarship Application-2013(efile)
Past Recipients: Joshua Manning (2012), Hillary Scannell (2012), Jacqueline Rosa (2013)
American Academy of Underwater Sciences- The AAUS offers annual scholarships for students who plan to use scuba diving as an essential tool in conducting underwater research. The AAUS e-Slate contains additional announcements regarding internships, jobs, and other opportunities.
Kevin Flanagan Student Travel Award- The Kevin Flanagan award was established in collaboration with Kevin’s family and the AAUS Foundation as a legacy to Kevin’s commitment to AAUS and scientific diving. The award is intended to fund graduate and undergraduate students interested in attending AAUS scientific meetings. Fund-raising is now underway for the first issue of this award to support students attending the September 2012 AAUS symposium. The initial target is to provide three awards of up to $800 apiece.
Our World Underwater Scholarship Society- The OWUSS offers multiple annual scholarships and internships for divers, including the prestigious Rolex Scholarship.
The Zale Parry Scholarship is administered by The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences. The scholarship annually awards $3000.00 plus $500.00 stipend towards travel expenses to the presentation site to deserving individuals. Candidates eligible for the scholarship are college students who are seeking to advance their knowledge or enter a professional career in the fields of underwater research, equipment technology or hyperbaric research.