Marine Operations Coordinator
to the Associate Director for Marine Operations. Responsible for
ship scheduling activities. Liaison and major point of contact with
scientific users of ships and deep submergence vehicles. Assists
scientist in planning and preparing for the scientific work to be
conducted on Institution vessels and facilities. Coordinates marine
operations, long-range ship-use planning and operations logistics.
ship use requests and prepares operating schedules, and regular
changes thereto, for Institution vessels and submersibles for
approval by the Associate Director for Marine Operations; provides
assistance to WHOI staff for scientific work on non-Institution
regular contact with UNOLS Office and other UNOLS ship schedulers
to coordinate ship scheduling and disseminate schedule information.
regular contact with federal funding agencies to insure adequate
information flow regarding schedules, science users and funding
with deep submergence operations and science service group and
Port Office to facilitate scheduling and logistics.
- May prepare
or provide information to prepare funding requests, foreign
clearances requests and shipboard participant billing information.
scientific planning and outfitting of WHOI vessels especially
those assigned to extensive cruises of an interdisciplinary
abreast of developing scientific investigation directions, requirements
for new equipment and the design of new shipboard systems, and
recommends their applicability and implementation aboard Institution
- As needed,
visits other laboratories, manufacturers' sites and attends
related duties as deemed appropriate and necessary.
Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
in Science or Engineering or equivalent experience required, with
extensive experience in research ship operations; broad understanding
of oceanographic research, federal research funding methodologies,
oceanographic equipment, and the ability to use computers and databases.
Excellent communication skills.
Last updated: February 25, 2013