Mate/Marine Technician

Duke University/University of North Carolina

Position serves as the full-time Mate/ Marine Technician of the new 77’ aluminum catamaran oceanographic research vessel, RV Shearwater, operated by Duke University and located at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC.

Reporting to the Captain of the RV Shearwater, this position will be acting as crew, assisting the Captain with vessel operations and maintenance. This position will also be acting as marine technician, overseeing the operation and maintenance of shipboard scientific research equipment. Seagoing and shore efforts will be split between frequent cruises. Some work on weekends and holidays will be required.
Preferred Qualifications

Maritime Academy graduate or degree in science, mathematics or engineering.
United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Marine Credential any tonnage
Experience with oceanographic research cruises and methods

Minimum Qualifications

USCG Able Seaman document
USCG Medical Certificate
USCG approved drug test
CPR and First Aid training certificate
High School Diploma or equivalent
About Employer: 
Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.
Contact Information: 
Matt Dawson, R/V Shearwater Captain
Duke University Marine Laboratory

T: 402-639-2179