Research Coordinator - Sitka Sound Science Center
Friday, September 28, 2018 08:28 AM
Position title Research Coordinator SSSC Status Regular, Fulltime, Overtime Exempt Supervised by Research Director Compensation $40,000 Salaried, Holiday and Leave as outlined in SSSC Employee Handbook Place of Work 834 Lincoln St., Sitka Alaska Summary: This position supports the Research Director at the SSSC including grants administration, research logistics, technical support with field projects and directs the Scientist in Residency Fellowship. The successful candidate will have experience with grants administration, strong communication skills, be organized, enjoy working with people and have a can-do attitude, willing to pitch in where needed. Experience with grants administration and field science is desirable. Research Coordinator: Grants Administration for Research Grants is central to the position. Working under the supervision of the Research Director and in collaboration with the Finance Director, the Research Coordinator will contribute to grant writing, ensure grants are submitted complete and properly formatted, and reporting requirements are met on time. This position acts as the host to visiting scientists, working with the Operations Manager to ensure schedule and space issues are met. They act as the field technician for the Research Director as well as lend help when needed to visiting scientists. The Research Coordinator is the “front lines” of research at a busy field station keeping the Research Director informed regularly of networking and internal issues. Additionally, this position directs the Scientist in Residency Fellowship (SIRF), a high-profile fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation. The SIRF fellowship is a 1 month mini-sabbatical for midcareer US scientists. The scientists spend one week on outreach to the community which can be in a wide variety of activities and then they have 3 weeks do their own work or relax. The Research Coordinator is responsible for recruiting scientists, leading the panel to evaluate and choose Fellows, and scheduling of Fellowships. The Research Coordinator works with SSSC Education Director to place Fellows in Sitka schools and community events, to best leverage their research interests and abilities. The position also serves as the local host for the Fellow, making sure they are engaged in community activities and social events. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have: • Grant writing experience • Experience working in field science