Rhode Island Sea Grant is seeking a Workforce Development and Research Program Coordinator (Marine Research Specialist IV) to manage the Rhode Island Sea Grant (RISG) Workforce Development and Fellowships Program portfolio and conduct calls for proposals to solicit and select research projects as part of the RISG Research Program.

The successful applicant will provide oversight and management of all RISG graduate and undergraduate fellowship programs. They will also work with the RISG Director in developing research calls for proposals, organize and manage proposal peer review and technical review panel processes to select proposals for funding in accordance with National Sea Grant research competition guidance.

The Workforce Development and Research Program Coordinator will promote core values of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and justice in all RISG workforce development, fellowships, and research activities.

Required qualifications include a master’s degree in Oceanography, Marine Ecology or Biology, Marine Geology, Marine Affairs/Policy, Marine Social Science, Ocean Engineering, or related field and a minimum of two years of professional experience engaged in or managing research programs, research projects and/or graduate student fellowships.

  • For the full job description (Marine Research Specialist IV), including all required qualifications and application instructions, please visit https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/9403


About Rhode Island Sea Grant

Rhode Island Sea Grant is one of 34 programs in the National Sea Grant College Program working to enhance environmental stewardship and long-term economic development and responsible use of coastal and marine resources.

Located at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Sea Grant supports research, outreach, and education programs designed to foster the resiliency of local and regional communities and marine environments.

Rhode Island Sea Grant also partners with the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center for our extension program, and with the Roger Williams University (RWU) School of Law on our legal program, located at the Marine Affairs Institute at RWU.

Rhode Island Sea Grant honors and respects differences in background, experiences, skills, interests, and values.  We incorporate core values of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and justice into our daily operations and model these values to advance our mission of improving the understanding and management of coastal and ocean systems.


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