Opportunity: Extension Specialist for Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program

Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program in the Gulf of Mexico Seeks Oil Spill Science Extension Specialist

Review date: February 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience.

Position Announcement

Join a diverse, dynamic team that serves as a bridge between oil spill science and application. Synthesize and share science with people throughout the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

Mississippi‐Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is pleased to release this announcement for a position related to an established oil spill science outreach program. The oil spill science outreach program focuses on the two‐way transfer of information between (1) the people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf of Mexico or who are involved in the protection and management of Gulf of Mexico coastal and marine resources; and (2) the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative scientists, administrators and board of directors. The candidate selected for this position must be able to understand and translate technical oil spill science results in a particular focus area (public health, social science, biology, chemistry, or physics) for diverse audiences; engage with people with different perspectives; lead and facilitate public meetings, seminars and workshops; author extension publications explaining complex scientific findings at a general level; and perform other duties as assigned.

The position will be based in Mobile, AL, and the successful candidate will join a team of extension professionals that serves peer reviewed oil spill science to the region and nation. Travel throughout the Gulf of Mexico and beyond is expected.

More information about the Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team is available here:

The job posting is available on the Auburn University website:

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

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