Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Senior Biologist
The NFWF grant funded Senior Biologist supports CMA’s Stranding Team by directing field work including stranding response activities and necropsies. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, taking a lead role in stranding response preparedness, field responses, and transports for cetaceans, as well as law enforcement/first responder training, manatee field work in collaboration with FWC, and grant writing. Routine tasks required of the NFWF Senior Biologist include, but are not limited to, data collection, reporting, managing stranding equipment and supplies, conducting workshops, database submissions, operation of large vehicles and watercraft vessels, volunteer coordination, producing and editing various written materials, public speaking, and media work related to marine mammal field work and necropsy.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Direct cetacean carcass recoveries and necropsies.
• Lead and/or participate in the rapid response to stranding events.
• Monitor CMA’s emergency stranding hotline, including an afterhours pager.
• Conduct workshops in order to train volunteers, interns, law enforcement, and other first responder groups in CMA’s designated response area.
• Oversee the collection, documentation, storage, and submission of high-quality data.
• Manage internal databases for field response data, necropsies, and samples.
• Contribute to grant funding through writing, editing, and data collection.
• Maintain and organize the cetacean necropsy trailer and associated equipment.
• Produce high-quality, professionally written work including standard operating procedures, technical reports, and other material relevant to field work and necropsies.
For more details and a complete list of job responsibilities and requirements, please click the link:
Applications accepted through August 12th.