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Marine Fisheries Acoustic Telemetry Field Specialist (Temporary)

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 26, 2023

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Monmouth University

Marine Fisheries Acoustic Telemetry Field Specialist (Temporary)

Department: Biology

Position Summary:
Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Marine Fisheries Acoustic Telemetry Field Specialist in the Biology department, which is part of the School of Science. This is a grant-funded position for up to two years (2023 - 2025) through a contract with Monmouth University for fisheries monitoring related to offshore wind development off the New Jersey coast. The incumbent will work as part of a growing team within the research labs of Dunton and Adolf at Monmouth University, working on acoustic telemetry and eDNA monitoring of various offshore wind development areas.

The incumbent will assist and, in some cases, lead field research related to assessing marine fish communities using acoustic telemetry as a monitoring tool in offshore wind areas. The Specialist will primarily be responsible for assisting in the deploying and maintaining a large offshore (up to 50 miles offshore) Innovasea acoustic telemetry array and surgically tagging multi-species, including elasmobranchs and finfish. The incumbent is expected to operate small boats, independently lead fisheries sampling seasonally in offshore conditions and work with partner commercial/recreational fishing industries, as well as other academic institutions is a must. The incumbent will be expected to assist in preparing reports and manuscripts, presentations at national meetings, and contribute to outreach and education.

This is an in-person, on-campus, non-remote position.
A complete list of job duties is available at

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree

Required Skills or Software:
Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs in order to successfully complete assigned tasks, Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience: 2

Other Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, marine biology, marine science, environmental science, or related fields.
  • Two (2) years experience working with acoustic telemetry of fish, fisheries science, fisheries monitoring, or related areas of marine science.
  • Experience with conducting field work
  • Experience with surgical techniques for implanting acoustic transmitters in fishes (ESA listed species preferred but not required)
  • Experience downloading/maintaining acoustic telemetry equipment,
  • Experience handling, organizing, and processing acoustic telemetry data
  • Experience working on a variety of vessels offshore (up to 50 nautical miles), including scientific, commercial, and recreational charters.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and potentially work early mornings, nights, weekends, and long days during sampling seasons.
  • Routinely lift up to 25 lbs. and, on occasion, may be expected to lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in marine biology, marine science, or related field (extensive experience in acoustic telemetry can be substituted for advanced degree).
  • Experience using a variety of techniques to sample fishes including but not limited to gillnetting, trawl, long-line, pots/traps, rod-reel.
  • Experience surgically implanting fish species
  • Experience leading field research projects
  • Experience analyzing/visualizing acoustic telemetry data in R, ARCGIS, or equivalent programs.
  • Experience with large datasets and database management
  • Ability to generate or assistant in peer-reviewed manuscripts and scientific presentations from collected data.

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Posting Date: 07/24/2023
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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