Marine Lab Current Openings

Postdoctoral Research Position: Basurto Lab

Research Technician II

Grants and Contracts Administrator

Housekeeper

Maintenance Foreman


Postdoctoral Research Position: Basurto Lab

Small-scale fisheries play an important role in food security, nutrition, livelihoods, and local and national economies. This study aims to document the global, national and subnational contributions of small-scale fisheries, and through this understanding help facilitate the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines), adopted by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in 2014.

The Division of Marine Science and Conservation, part of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, invites applications for a full time postdoctoral associate for a two-and-a-half year fellowship, available immediately to work with an interdisciplinary team to evaluate the social, environmental, economic, and governance contributions of small-scale fisheries using available subnational, national and global data as well as data generated from case studies. The fellow will be in residence at the Duke Marine Laboratory on the North Carolina coast and will also spend time at FAO headquarters in Rome as needed. The Postdoc Associate will be mentored by Professor Xavier Basurto, in coordination with Nicole Franz, FAO and will be part of a larger team at Duke working on social and natural science fisheries and small-scale fisheries issues in particular.

To apply, submit a single pdf that includes: (1) cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) up to three scholarly works; (4) names and contact information for three references. For earliest consideration apply by November 1st, 2017 Applications should be submitted at Academic Jobs Online See Job # 9964 Further inquiries may be directed to Dr. Xavier Basurto (t: 252-504-7540) xavier.basurto@duke.edu

Major Duties & Responsibilities
In collaboration with the mentoring team, the postodoctoral associate will:

  1. Assume leadership for the day-to-day management of the SSF contributions partnership and results delivery.
  2. Refine conceptual models, develop analytic approaches, and implement practical methods for documenting the social, environmental, economic and governance contributions of SSFs.
  3. Develop, test, and analyze databases, building off ideas from workshops, judicious consolidation or harmonization of data from disparate databases, and synthesis of large, potentially incomplete secondary datasets.
  4. Explore ways to incentivize data sharing to increase the statistical power of that data and to facilitate collaboration.
  5. Prepare first draft of overall study.
  6. Work with Duke and FAO on how best to communicate results from the above and other related work for target audiences, peer-review publications and other relevant communication products and outlets.

Required Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  1. PhD in the natural, environmental, or social sciences, or related discipline.
  2. An interest in, commitment to, and proven ability to using data-driven, quantitative approaches to solving policy-relevant problems.
  3. Strong research and writing skills.
  4. Excellent command of English; other languages an asset.
  5. Ability to work both independently and in a team. 6. Fisheries: marine and/or inland (preferable social science) background.

Strongly Preferred

  1. Competence in R, Matlab, or other programming environments.
  2. Experience in statistics, modelling, and/or analytics.
  3. Experience with relational database design, construction, management, and/or analysis.
  4. Experience working with large, incomplete (i.e., with missing data), and/or heterogeneous datasets.
  5. Experience sourcing data from multiple countries and regions.
  6. Experience in data management (preparing meta-data).

Duke has been named as a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. The Duke University Marine Lab, a coastal campus in Beaufort, NC, has a distinguished record of research and education in marine science, conservation and governance, and a strong international reputation with research interests spanning diverse taxa and include both human and natural systems. The mission of the laboratory is to be at the forefront of understanding marine environmental systems, their conservation, and governance through leadership in research, training, communication, inclusion, and diversity. In 2015 the Duke Marine Lab was recipient of the Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education. For more information about living in Beaufort, NC visit: http://www.beaufortnc.org/live-here.


Research Technician II

Full time Research Technician II position for approximately three years based on availability of research funding at Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC

Lab management duties:

  • Coordinate and manage reporting requirements for research projects
  • Schedule, plan and coordinate research meetings
  • Coordinate reporting requirements for Marine Mammal Protection Act permits

Technical/analytical duties:

  • PAM system operations and analyses – assemble, maintain, test and deploy passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) systems; process and analyze data from PAM systems; prepare reports and manuscripts from PAM deployments
  • Active acoustic data processing – collate, process and analyze data from active acoustic systems (e.g., ADCP, Simrad) to generate estimates of marine prey abundance
  • Manage projects in both field and lab settings
  • Conduct field work as needed (may require significant time away from home)
  • Conduct data analyses in ‘R’, Matlab, or other technical environments
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication, e.g., contribute to writing, prepare bibliographies, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor in support of research projects.

The ideal candidate will have an established track record working successfully in both independent and team settings, and will have experience managing projects in both field and lab settings. While the primary focus of the position is to be the program coordinator for a specific project, other duties and responsibilities will include lab management and research coordination in support of other projects, as necessary. A Master’s degree preferred, but not essential.

To apply, go to https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply and use Requisition # 401324014.


Grants and Contracts Administrator

This position primarily performs pre-award activities for the Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC with additional business office duties as listed below.

Pre-Award Budget and Proposal Preparation

  • Serve as the Marine Lab’s liaison with Duke’s Office of Research Support.
  • Assist investigators preparing grant applications, including the use of the appropriate forms, developing a budget, making suggestions regarding budget line items, gathering biosketches, etc., in compliance with sponsor and university guidelines and deadlines utilizing the Sponsored Projects System (SPS) web application. Review certain proposal elements (biosketches and facilities & resources) for consistency, accuracy, and completeness. Ensure that all subrecipient materials are received in accordance with the 5-day rule. Responsible for all Marine Lab SPS entries and submissions.
  • Thoroughly review funding announcements to ensure that all required documentation and restrictions for the proposal have been conveyed to the PI while confirming the due date and the internal Office of Research Support (ORS) 5-day rule. If the 5-day rule cannot be met, ensure that waiver is requested and received from ORS.
  • If cost sharing is required, ensure that the source is identified, and the cost sharing form is completed and signed by the Business Manager and PI (if using a discretionary code).
  • Thoroughly review applications to ensure compliance with institutional and agency guidelines regarding submission; verify all financial information to include application of the appropriate overhead rate for the project. When possible, work with the PI in requesting overhead from those sponsors who do not allow overhead. Request review and signatures from the appropriate departments and the Office of Research Support.
  • Directly interface with sponsors and subcontractors as needed. Serve as point person for grants managers on grants and contracts issues as well as questions related to university guidelines.
  • Complete application process in SPS database and sponsor software (Fastlane, grants.gov, NSPIRES, etc.)
  • Single Point of Contact (SPOC) with Business Manager for all Marine Lab awards, renewals, no cost extensions, and budget realignments. Forward all award notifications as appropriate to the PIs and grants managers.
  • Provide tutorial for faculty/students unfamiliar with Duke’s pre award process. This is generally done annually.

Post-award duties

  • As SPOC, upon notification from ORS, retrieve award documentation from ADG apps and interface as appropriate with PIs and department administrators, and distribute to the appropriate grants manager.
  • Assist with requests for re-budget of funds and no cost extensions, ensuring that justifications are in compliance with sponsor’s guidelines. Directly interface with the sponsor to follow-up on status of realignments and extensions when necessary.
  • Assist with transferring grants when a PI moves to another institution or when a PI moves to Duke and has grants he/she will be transferring in.
  • Assist business office personnel in trouble shooting problem areas.

Online Travel Reporting Administrator

  • Serve as administrator for various faculty and staff members, clearing procurement card transactions and processing reimbursement requests.

Other

  • Process purchases through the Buy@Duke system as needed.
  • Ability to process Accounts Payable check requests.
  • Be familiar enough with SAP and Post Award to be able to answer questions or help a PI if needed when their Grant Manager is out of the office.
  • Able to serve as backup for the Marine Lab administrative staff in all duke@work functions; (Buy@Duke, Travel, PCard clearing, Check Request).
  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills

  • Ability to analyze data and formulate conclusions.
  • Ability to learn changing technologies related to grants and contracts management.
  • Proficient use of computers; requires solid working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, Power Point).
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to create verbal and written reports.
  • Knowledge of federal rules and regulations relating to research grant and/or contract activity
  • Knowledge of Duke University policies and procedures relating to grant and contracts activity

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education
Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.Research or grants education and/or certification is preferred.Successful completion of Financial Services Introduction to R3,Introduction to Duke GL, Introduction to Accounting, Sponsored Research Reporting, Research Administration at Duke (on-line), Basic Compliance(on-line) within first six months of hire is required.Successful completion of the Research Administration Academy (RAA) is required. Employees hired into this classification without RAA training will work closely with their manager to schedule and complete the training within 12 months of start date. The expectation is that the staff member will maintain the requirements for their level. Failing to meet these requirements will be addressed through the performance review process. Upon successful completion of expected training, the employee must maintain certification(s) by completing continuing education requirements.

Experience
No experience required for candidates who possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a field of study directly related to the specific position.

To apply, go to https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply and use Requisition #401332849.


Housekeeper

Job Description

Perform routine manual work in cleaning, servicing, and stocking supplies in Duke University buildings.Work Performed: Clean and service assigned areas in University buildings and maintain sufficient stock and supplies for the proper performance of these duties. Sweep, mop, and buff and spray buff floors and vacuum rugs and carpets in assigned area as needed. Clean rest rooms, offices, and replenish supplies. Wash windows, walls, and other assigned areas. Pick up trash, empty garbage containers, and remove all trash to area for disposal. Sanitize all trash containers as necessary to meet Health Department requirements. Operate dormitory switchboard to receive incoming calls and transfer calls to individual rooms; operate intercom to send messages to individual rooms. Maintain a running log of all calls received and all baggage placed in storage room. Place campus mail in proper individual boxes.Pack, unpack and assist in receiving, issuing and transporting materials; report needed items for re-order. Aid in transferring various items between departments and throughout the University. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities N/A

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion,sexual orientation, or veteran status.Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a partial high school education. Ability to perform physical tasks, including mopping,vacuuming, etc. is also required.

Experience

None required.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

To apply, go to https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply and use Requisition #401231789.


Maintenance Foreman

Supervise and participate in the maintenance and repair of Marine Lab buildings, grounds, systems,and related equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience

Six to eight years of experience required either in a specific field or in general building maintenance and repair; supervisory skills and experience required.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.