UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO – RECINTO DE RIO PIEDRAS,
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
PROGRAM MANAGER – LUQUILLO LONG TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM
The Department of Environmental Science of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras Campus is seeking a Scientific Program Manager for the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LUQ) located in El Yunque National Forest in eastern Puerto Rico. LUQ is part of a network of LTER sites (lternet.edu) located in the US, Antarctica, and the south Pacific committed to place-based, long-term studies of critical environmental issues.
We seek a dynamic and resourceful individual with a Master of Science in Biology, Ecology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Agricultural Sciences or a related field with broad interests and experiences as well as strong organizational skills. The Program Manager will assist the leadership of LUQ in advancing the scientific goals of the project and reporting to funding agencies. They must have: 1) experience with ecological fieldwork and strong managerial and quantitative faculties; 2) excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to communicate in English verbally and in writing with scientists and support staff, and supervise technicians, interns, and students who assist with field work, data collection, and entry; 3) a high level of experience with word processing, spreadsheet and graphics software, with a preference for experience with R programming, Python programming, or GIS software; 4) administrative background to serve as a liaison among various individuals, institutions and agencies conducting LUQ research, including US university partners and the USDA Forest; 5) interest in developing diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives among these diverse groups.
Preferred skills include knowledge of Spanish, budget and grant preparation, and experience working in tropical countries.
This is a full-time, contractual Assistant Investigator positions, based at El Verde Field Station in Río Grande, Puerto Rico. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package with health care. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent including a statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, copy of university transcripts, and contact information for three references to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021. Please send enquires to Jess K. Zimmerman, Lead PI, Luquillo LTER Program (firstname.lastname@example.org).