Job Announcment – Benthic Ecologist w/information focus

Marine Benthic Ecologist – Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
Oregon State University
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport, Oregon) is seeking applicants for a full-time Marine Benthic Ecologist at the rank of Assistant Professor (Senior Research).  This position will conduct research and promote information exchange dealing with ecological effects of wave energy development, and will cooperate with scientific programs related to the NNMREC mission.  The incumbent also provides expertise in the field of marine ecology to plan and execute original research addressing wave energy development’s effects on benthic communities, primarily those residing in soft sediments in the nearshore environment.
A Ph.D. in an appropriate marine field is required, as is research experience in benthic ecology, as shown by publications and presentations.  Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be computer literate.  Starting salary will be $42,000 to $52,000 dependent upon qualifications.  Apply by 21 February, 2009 for full consideration.  Application instructions are available at

Janet Webster

Oregon State University

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