Research Vessel Mate / Relief Capt.

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Institution: 
University of New Hampshire
Duties: 
Serve as full time Mate and Relief Captain aboard the University of New Hampshire's flagship vessel R/V Gulf Challenger. The vessel operates primarily as a "day boat" in support of scientific research, educational and public outreach by both UNH and external groups from her home port of New Castle NH. Occasional travel associated with extended trips is required. Applicants must be able to deploy and recover sensitive and expensive scientific equipment in a safe manor at all times using hydraulic winches, A-frame and other deployment gear. Must be proficient in all aspects of running and maintaining a 50 foot twin screw/direct drive vessel. Must work well with the general public and with individuals associated with our scientific community. Additionally must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with fellow crew and others. The vessel may carry 2-6 scientists on a typical oceanographic cruise, but may at times carry up 39 passengers for outreach and educational cruises.
Qualifications: 
100 GT Near Coastal Captains license
Current Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC)
Experience with USCG inspected small passenger vessels (preferred).
Familiarity with CFR's and other regulations.
Current 1st aid/CPR/AED card, FCC
Radio operators Permit
A valid drivers license
Ability to pass pre-employment and ongoing drug screenings per USCG requirements.
 
About Employer: 
The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering is the University of New Hampshire’s first interdisciplinary school, designed to address today’s highly complex ocean and coastal challenges through integrated graduate education, research and engagement. As such, it serves as an interdisciplinary nexus for marine science and ocean engineering teaching and research across the University.
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