Research Coordinator

Job Title
Research Coordinator
Job ID
Kihei,  HI 96753
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Research Coordinator
Kihei, HI

@Orchard LLC is actively seeking to engage an experienced Research Coordinator in support of NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS). The work is located at the HIHWNMS headquarters in Kihei, HI.

As the Research Coordinator, you will:
  • Perform tasks such as processing, analyzing, and managing biological data obtained from various projects including acoustic monitoring, tagging efforts, field surveys, and other projects employing a variety of methods.
  • Assist with the preparation and deployment of field equipment and with other logistical needs.
  • Participate in field operations on vessel missions as crew.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and manuscripts as directed.
  • Assist with the training of interns and students in consultation with the Research Coordinator.
  • Participate in the assembly, testing, shipping and/or deployment of scientific instruments.
  • Plan, coordinate and/or execute field operations and/or biological surveys, including multi-day research expeditions.
  • Manage database of scientific data, data products, and other information.
  • Give presentations about the Sanctuary's scientific activities to the public, stakeholders, and technical audiences.

Your background will include the following.
  • A BA or BS in natural sciences or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience with processing, analyzing, and reporting marine bioacoustics data.
  • Proficiency with software used to analyze bioacoustics data, including Matlab, R, Audition and/or Raven Pro.
  • Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with the deployment and recovery of marine acoustic instrumentation as well as biological field surveys.
  • Attention to detail is required, as well as a demonstrated commitment to scientific research, including the ability to engage in extended periods of data processing/analysis.
  • Familiarity with the operation of moored passive acoustic recorders, such as Ecological Acoustic Recorders, SoundTraps, MicroMARS, Loggerhead DSGs, etc.
  • A background in marine mammal acoustics, marine mammal biology, data management, and/or marine fieldwork.
  • Experience with the operation of small vessels and experience with surveys on oceanographic research vessels.

Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI. Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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