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Summer Research Assistant/Research Intern

The Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program in Texas, USA, is recruiting for two summer 2024 paid opportunities:

Research Assistant – The Galveston Bay Foundation is seeking a temporary summer research assistant (14 weeks; June-September 2024) for the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program. The Research Assistant will help with the collection, entry and analysis of bottlenose dolphin population data in Galveston Bay, Texas. The position will entail a combination of field and office work (both in-person and remote). They will also supervise and train citizen scientists. Previous marine mammal field research and photo-identification experience are required.

Research Intern – The Environmental Institute of Houston is seeking a dedicated summer research intern (14 weeks; June-September 2024) for the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program. The intern will help with the collection and management of bottlenose dolphin population data in Galveston Bay, Texas. The position consists of a combination of field and office work. Previous wildlife management and/or marine mammal coursework, field and photo-identification, and boat handling experience are highly desirable.

Details for both positions are available here: https://galvestonbaydolphin.org/summer-2024-opportunities/. Applications are due March 8, 2024. Applicants must be a United States citizen or have permanent resident alien status. The Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program is a collaboration between the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Environmental Institute of Houston at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Visit galvestonbaydolphin.org to learn more.

Position: Soundwatch/Be Whale Wise Coordinator

Established in 1979 as the first U.S. museum dedicated to whales living in the wild, The Whale Museum (TWM) promotes stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. The Soundwatch Boater Education Program was initiated in 1993 by TWM to reduce disturbances to marine wildlife caused by irresponsible boater behaviors. This innovative program educates boaters on guidelines and regulations for marine wildlife through shore-based education, reinforces the learning experience through on–the-water educational patrols, monitors vessel activities to characterize vessel trends, and evaluate existing guidelines and laws. The main focus of our work is the endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKWs) but there are other marine mammal species of importance in our region, including Transient killer whales, Minke whales, Humpback whales, Fin whales, Harbor porpoise, Dall’s porpoise, Harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and many other cetacean and pinniped species. A key component of Soundwatch is the transboundary Be Whale Wise Program.
The Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Soundwatch and Be Whale Wise Programs including, but not limited to: coordination of seasonal field operations; small vessel operations/maintenance, Be Whale Wise education/outreach on marine stewardship; maintenance of the program long-term data sets and database; preparation of program reports; training, mentoring and coordination of volunteers, interns and seasonal contract employees; assistance with grant writing/fund raising; collaborate with partner monitoring programs, the whale watch industry and federal and state marine mammal management and enforcement teams. The successful candidate should understand and have experience with U.S. and Canadian recovery priorities related to the endangered SRKWs. The Coordinator reports to TWM Executive Director and works cooperatively with other museum staff. This position is classed as year-round, full-time Management/Administrative with field work responsibilities.
The successful candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s Degree plus 7 years’ experience in a relevant field, specifically marine mammal research in the wild
• Minimum 4 years’ experience in small vessel operations, with previous experience operating around marine wildlife. Familiarity with VHF radio use and etiquette. Washington State Boater License required
• Experience in education and/or outreach
• Strong knowledge of marine ecosystems, marine mammal biology and natural history, specifically the endangered SRKWs and the Salish Sea
• Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary for public interaction, conflict resolution, department planning, grant writing and project management experience
• Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively with staff & board, interns/volunteers, visitors, members, and the public
• Ability to multi-task and work flexible schedule, specifically some weekends and evenings
• Ability to collect and synthesize information; effective problem solving skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to lift 40 lbs. or more and to stand for long periods of time
• Excellent computer/technological skills (i.e., database management, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office)
Salary range is $63,000-68,000 (varies based on experience, relocation support needs and start date). Benefit package includes: Health Care (medical, vision, dental), Simple IRA Retirement Plan Contribution, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a PDF file containing your letter of interest, resume and at least three references. Your letter of interest must address (1) examples of accomplishments to illustrate your experience for this role; (2) your philosophy about the position; and (3) insight into what draws you to The Whale Museum’s mission at this time in your career. Please Note: International applicants required to have approved Visa and documentation to work in the U.S. at the time of submission. Please email your PDF package to: Jenny L. Atkinson, Executive Director, The Whale Museum – email: Jenny@whalemuseum.org

Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring decisions are not made based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected group status.

The duties listed are to give prospective applicants a better understanding of the position. This is not a comprehensive list of job duties.

Position open: November 7, 2023. Deadline: Open until position is filled.

Please send to: Jenny L. Atkinson, Executive Director, The Whale Museum, P. O. Box 945, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or email: jenny@whalemuseum.org

2024 Soundwatch Program Vessel Operator/Educator

he Soundwatch Boater Education Program is seeking a vessel operator for the 2024 summer field season. Soundwatch is a research, education and monitoring program operated by The Whale Museum (TWM), a not-for-profit organization located in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State. The Soundwatch program mission is to reduce vessel disturbance to marine wildlife, particularly the endangered Southern Resident killer whales, in the Salish Sea region of Washington State (USA) and British Columbia (Canada). Soundwatch is looking for vessel operators/educators to carry out program objectives; educate boaters on best practices for viewing marine wildlife before they leave the shore; reinforce the learning experience in the actual context where disturbances take place; develop and evaluate community-based voluntary guidelines; and provide a scientific platform to monitor vessel activities around marine mammals. To learn more, please visit our website and read Soundwatch’s most recent Contract Report and publications.

Vessel operators/educators will conduct seasonal vessel patrols, educate boaters on regional/federal Be Whale Wise guidelines and regulations, and collect data while monitoring vessel activity around whales. Data from this critical program characterizes vessel activity trends around endangered killer whales and other marine wildlife. The data is used to promote better boater compliance and to inform marine mammal management strategies such as state and federal vessel laws and guidelines.

Vessel operators/educators report to the Soundwatch Program Coordinator and work cooperatively with other museum staff, program interns and volunteers. This position is classed as Seasonal Field Work Contractor, June-September. Hourly wage for this position is commensurate with experience and starts at $25.00/hour.

VESSEL OPERATOR/EDUCATOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Seasonal field operations:
· Conduct full- or half-day on-the-water educational patrols and monitoring of whale watch activities May-September.
· Maintain daily boat patrol protocols and data collection procedures on whale watching and marine wildlife viewing trends, guideline compliance measurements and educational materials distribution.
· Prevent wildlife disturbance by intercepting boaters before they reach wildlife areas.
· Monitor activities within San Juan County Marine Stewardship Area including recreational and fishing pressure in reserve areas, including National Wildlife Refuge Areas and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Biological Preserve Areas.
· Maintain equipment and collection materials.
· Work with Soundwatch volunteers and interns.
· Maintain communications with whale research and commercial whale-watch community.
· Report marine mammal strandings to the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
Small Vessel operations:
· Operate 17’-20’ outboard vessels.
· Perform routine maintenance and minor boat/engine repair, maintain vessel/engine/operation and safety equipment, communicate with coordinator and/or mechanic for troubleshooting advice, provide vessel operation briefing to interns and volunteers.
Education/Outreach on marine stewardship:
· Distribution of educational materials on-the-water, regional boating facilities and organizations.
· Participate in local education and outreach events.
Soundwatch field data-entry:
· Assist with field season data entry. Assist with the update of annual commercial whale watch industry information and ID book.
· Assist with training of volunteers and interns. Keep track of volunteer activities for future reporting.
APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in marine/wildlife sciences.
Valid US passport or an enhanced driver's license (for the entirety of their position) and CPR/First Aid certification.
A Washington state boater license.
Minimum 3 years of small vessel operation with experience operating around marine wildlife.
Familiarity with recovery priorities related to endangered SRKWs.
Soundwatch operates under a NOAA NMFS research permit which requires vessel operator candidates to have relevant field experience. The successful candidate must be approved for operation by NMFS as a condition for hiring.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references. Please include any start/end dates and passport status.
Submit application materials via email as one PDF.
Please include in your subject line: Soundwatch Vessel Operator Application (Last Name).

Soundwatch Vessel Driver/Educator should plan to be in place by May 1, 2024 (Exact start date negotiable). Active review of submitted applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

PLEASE SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
Alanna Frayne
Soundwatch Boater Education Program Coordinator
alanna@whalemuseum.org

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Stranding Technician

Job Description
Stranding Technicians are responsible for all aspects of stranding response and animal care at the Marine
Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, New Jersey. Stranding Technicians are also responsible for
coordinating the efforts of volunteers as well as local, State, and Federal authorities during stranding responses
in the field. This position requires a high level of commitment and flexibility with regards to scheduling to
accommodate the unpredictable nature of stranding response and required 24/7 on-call status.
General Responsibilities
• Coordinate stranding response, recovery, and documentation of cetaceans, seals, and sea turtles within
the designated response area.
• Collect data and complete required documentation for all stranded animals and complete required
reporting to databases.
• Coordinate and conduct or assist veterinarian in necropsies both in the field and at MMSC, including
coordinating the disposal of carcasses and waste materials.
• Provide husbandry care to animals in rehabilitation.
• Ensure adequate safety training and PPE for all volunteers on all procedures involved in stranding
response and necropsy, including hazardous and biological waste training, animal handling, and
zoonotic disease transmission.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
• College graduate with degree and/or coursework in the appropriate area of specialization (i.e., Biology,
Zoology, Marine Biology, Veterinary/ Veterinary Technician program).
• Relevant experience caring for animals in animal rehabilitation, zoo, aquarium, or veterinary hospital
setting (may be a combination of paid and unpaid work).
• Ability to lift and carry 50lbs unassisted, and work under harsh weather conditions.
Requirements
• Living near Brigantine, NJ to ensure response time of less than 30 minutes.
• Experience in animal husbandry and knowledge of marine mammals and sea turtles.
• High level of commitment and flexibility with regards to scheduling.
• High level interpersonal communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and ability to work
independently and as part of a team.
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to jpagel@mmsc.org

Flight Coordinator

Aerial Survey Flight Coordinator
The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is seeking an aerial survey coordinator and observer for our Right Whale Ecology Program (RWEP). The CCS RWEP surveys Cape Cod Bay and adjacent waters in Fall, Winter and Spring months to assess the abundance, distribution, and behavior of North Atlantic Right Whales in Gulf of Maine waters. Start date for this position is on or near August 15, 2023. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits for one year, contingent upon funding for an extension. The position requires aerial survey fieldwork and the supervision of the department’s observers. Rate of pay is $50k-$60k and is commensurate with experience.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Participating in aerial surveys for right whales. Responsibilities include visually scanning for marine mammals, vessels, and gear from a small aircraft at low altitudes, recording sightings data on custom computer software, and photographing whales for individual identification using a digital SLR camera with a telephoto lens;
• Managing flight hour budget and scheduling flight crew to survey within forecasted weather parameters;
• Work closely with aircraft provider and CCS aerial survey team to schedule surveys and observer crews, respond to the needs of management agencies and colleagues;
• Processing survey and photographic data. Data processing duties include QA/QC of aerial and shipboard sightings and effort data, accurate and timely completion of summary spreadsheets and survey reports, preliminary matching of right whale individual identification images, and maintenance of data processing programs and databases;
• Supporting management needs: Duties include coordinating research activities with collaborating researchers, analyzing data and preparing presentations for funders, public, and at stakeholder meetings;
• Additional duties may include assisting with whale carcass relocation and supporting disentanglement efforts;
• Public outreach. Duties include assisting with public education and outreach activities and writing field notes for inclusion across CCS website and social media platforms.
Qualifications and Skills:
● Masters preferred or a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries Science or related field with 3-5 years of experience;
● Minimum one-year experience working on right whale or related aerial survey projects;
● Experience in photo-identification of marine mammals and matching individuals to a catalog;
● Demonstrated skill in identifying North Atlantic marine mammals and familiarity with marine mammal visual survey data collection and processing methods;
● Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and strict timelines. Must have a precise attention to detail;
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills including preparing visual presentations for a variety of technical, scientific, and general public audiences;
● Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
● US citizenship;
● Aircraft underwater egress training is desired but not required; however, ditch training with the use of compressed air will be required to conduct the work and is a part of CCS Right Whale training;
● SQL and R programming skills desired.

Application process:
Please submit cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references in a single pdf and attached along with copies of college transcripts via email to chudak@coastalstudies.org. Please use “RWEP Flight Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2023 however applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Center for Coastal Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
Diversity of opinions, experience and backgrounds is a key asset.

Marine Scientist

Marine Acoustics, Inc.’s (MAIs) Environmental Programs division is seeking to hire an experienced Marine Scientist with environmental compliance, project management, and technical writing expertise. Knowledge of marine mammal or sea turtle ecology and animat modeling are advantages. Must be an organized and efficient multi-tasker with solid time management skills.

Environmental Programs is a tightknit group that includes acoustic modelers/analysts, ocean engineers, marine mammal bioacousticians, and biological oceanographers. These experts in their fields work together collaboratively to support diverse marine projects that principally relate to the environmental effects of underwater sound on the marine biome.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Manage projects including oversight of project budgets and timelines,
• Prepare and edit technical/project reports,
• Participate in client and federal regulator meetings,
• Handle client correspondence,
• Prepare proposals,
• Derive marine animal population and movement parameters.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Biological Oceanography, Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, or another related discipline with relevant experience,
• Knowledge of federal environmental compliance regulations and processes,
• Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance; eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship,
• Project management experience (ideally 3 years),
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Additional Desired Requirements:
•Experience or familiarity with animat modeling and related acoustic exposure analysis,
•Data analysis experience,
•GIS experience.

Benefits:
•Medical insurance
•Dental insurance
•Life and disability insurance
•401(k) and profit sharing
•Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
•Paid vacations, sick time, and holidays.

MAI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

If qualified, please send credentials to:
Cheryl Schroeder
(cheryl.schroeder@marineacoustics.com)
Director, Environmental Programs
Marine Acoustics, Inc.

Technical Specialist- Marine Mammals

Are you an experienced marine mammal specialist with a consultancy or advisory background? Do you want to work at the heart of a new service offering, feeding topical issues and new scientific knowledge into consultancy advice across the marine sector?

APEM are looking for a Technical Specialist in Marine Mammals to join our growing marine consultancy team, and play a vital role in contributing to a range of marine development and coastal consultancy projects, and delivering expert technical knowledge to clients. We provide services to industries including aquaculture, port and harbour developments, tidal energy developments, floating and fixed offshore wind, supporting our clients throughout the entire life cycle of the project.

In this role, you’ll be influencing and shaping current work streams by delivering and promoting our marine mammal consultancy services, helping to expand the current customer base across the UK, Europe and worldwide. You will be providing expert technical knowledge on marine mammals, application of scientific principles/knowledge and interpretation to survey design and technical delivery, reporting to a range of private and public clients. Working closely with the Principal and Senior marine mammal consultants within the team as well as the wider Marine Division, you will be securing and managing a wide range of large-scale marine mammal projects, and helping to bring in new projects through technical excellence.

About you
To be successful you will need:
An MSc (PhD preferred) degree in a relevant marine biology focussed environmental or ecological subject.
Applied knowledge of the potential impacts to marine mammals from offshore developments and major marine infrastructure projects, and how to mitigate the associated risks.
A good understanding of the legislative drivers relating to marine mammals, particularly in UK and Irish waters.
Experience in stakeholder engagement, and ideally with a well-developed network of contacts in one or more sectors (e.g. industry, regulator, statutory nature conservation bodies, academia).
Excellence in technical report writing, and a good understanding of the EIA and HRA processes, and experience writing and/or reviewing these assessments

Desirable
Experience in analysis and interpretation of acoustic data, (e.g. CPODs and/or broadband devices such as SoundTraps and Loggerheads), and of underwater noise assessments/modelling
Experience in survey design for marine mammal monitoring, such as land-based, boat based and/or passive acoustic monitoring (PAM).
Experience using population consequences of disturbance models (e.g. iPCoD, DEPONS) and/or collision risk modelling (e.g. ERM, the Band model) and/or PBR.

You will be offered the chance to work on a variety of projects, with many of our employees having worked on projects that have been of personal interest to them. They have also taken on work that has improved consultancy skills that have aided their career. We match this with a commitment to continuous development and learning. We also offer benefits to look after you, from private medical insurance for all employees, access to mental health first aiders and comprehensive income protection if you cannot work. We also offer superb flexible working options, balancing work with your life.

Next steps
We expect significant interest in this flexible and rewarding role. If you think you have what it takes to join our fast-growing business, then please apply immediately on our website. All we need some basic information and your CV, we will review all applications quickly and will respond to all applications.

To apply, please follow the link below; The full job description for the role is also available here.

https://jobs.apemltd.co.uk/vacancies/121/technical-specialist–marine-mammals.html

About Us
The APEM Group is a global environmental consultancy, we work with a range of clients including large corporations and governments to help them understand and solve a wide variety of environmental projects in the UK and globally. Our successful pioneering work has enabled us to grow and combine forces with other businesses who share our ethos and integrity. At our core, our people are working towards the protection of the environment across the globe.

Part Time Stranding Assistant

I. POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Part time vessel operator and stranding assistant for the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network: This paid position will assist with the efforts to provide coverage for all marine mammal stranding calls in San Juan County (SJC), Washington State. SJC is composed of over 400 rocks and islands visible at high tide and has a total shoreline of approximately 480 miles. Many of these islands are uninhabited and can only be accessed by vessel. Strandings of pinnipeds are most common and harbor seal pupping season, June through August, is the busiest season. The network conducts 15-25 necropsies a year and on average responds to 60 calls requiring level A data. The individual in this position will periodically serve as lead responder, vessel operator and ambassador between marine mammals and humans. In addition to a wide variety of tasks related to operating a stranding network. They will also be trained in large whale and pinniped disentanglement. The ideal candidate will have all the required qualifications and some combination of the preferred and desired qualifications. The candidate will be based on San Juan Island and will be contracted for approximately 20 hours per week, though the amount worked can vary by season with the possibility for additional hours in the future. Schedule will vary and involve “on call” time. Extensive experience operating small vessels is strongly preferred, however please still apply if you feel you fill many of the other qualifications.

II. KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Operation of stranding vessel, a 21’ aluminum landing craft.
-Assist with stranding response including; managing the stranding hotline for stranding reports, conducting health assessments of live seal pups in the field, tagging live pinnipeds, transferring harassed or injured pups to a local rehabilitation center, surveying and documenting entangled animals, conducting Level A examinations of stranded marine mammals.
-Will occasionally be on call as lead responder. This will involve responding to daily reports, organizing response, coordination of volunteers and decisions regarding plan of action for stranded marine mammals.
-Assist with necropsies of fresh dead marine mammals including; transferring carcasses to the lab space, maintenance of necropsy gear, organizing, archiving and shipping biological samples
Data entry and analysis
-Assisting in maintenance of equipment, grant writing and all other tasks related to running a stranding network.
-Involvement in education and outreach
-Assist with training and supervising a volunteer network of approximately 60 people as well as seasonal interns

III. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Applicant must be permanently based or willing to relocate to San Juan Island, WA.
-Possess a valid US driver's license and access to a mode of transportation
-Previous experience piloting or working on vessels in a marine environment, 3 years minimum preferred
-Prior experience working in field settings and making decision involving safety, regarding weather, tides and experience level of a group
-Ability to maintain a calm positive attitude under pressure
-Physically fit (able to lift 50 lbs)

IV. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Animal handling experience
-Four-year degree in life sciences preferably in a marine related field.
-Experience with conflict resolution & public communication
-Basic photography skills
-Basic mechanical ability

V. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Unmanned aircraft pilot
-SCUBA certified
-Large whale disentanglement training
-Experience handling pinnipeds
-Experience conducting necropsies
-Experience with scientific writing
-Experience with data entry

Pay: $18 – $20 DOE 20 hours a week with potential for more time in the future. This position will remain open until filled and will ideally start in May of 2023

For more information about The Whale Museum and/or the Stranding Network please explore the website. whalemuseum.org

To apply please email your resume or CV to Jessica Farrer at jessica@whalemuseum.org along with a short statement about why you are interested in this position and why you think you would be a good fit. This statement will be heavily weighted in the decision process for everyone and can add value to those that feel they lack the desired qualifications. We would prefer to hire the person and not the CV, this statement will help us to get to know you and could be the deciding factor for being granted an interview.

Research Assistant

CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM

POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant

REPORTS TO: Senior Research Scientist

SUPERVISES: Volunteers

EXEMPT OR NON-EXEMPT: Exempt

PERCENTAGE OF FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT: 100%; Annual Salary $29,224

POSITION LOCATION: Northeast Florida

APPLICATION LINK:
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=23137&clientkey=ACEBE78A76290C9FE9C1DC934A5E82A6

CLOSING DATE: December 27, 2021

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

– Deploy, safely maneuver in open-water, and reload small vessels independently
– Trailer vessels under intense traffic conditions
– Basic mechanical skills and ability to troubleshoot simple mechanical and electrical vehicle/vessel problems
– Proficient snorkeler with ability to swim in dark or turbid water
– Ability to kayak and perform reentry
– Ability to lift approximately 50 pounds of equipment

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:

The position will be geographically located in the northeast Florida area with the focused study area along the northeast and central waterbodies of Florida and eastern Georgia. Travel to other areas of the state will be required based on animal movements or project needs. The primary responsibilities of this position are to radio track, monitor, assess and document the behavior of tagged manatees and to photo identify and document individual manatees. Duties include but are not limited to boat trailering, operating vessels, swimming, equipment maintenance, data entry and timely communication with staff and other project partners. The position will require travel extensively within Florida and Georgia using a fleet or a personal vehicle. Private vehicle mileage will be reimbursed at the IRS standard rate out of designated living area. The position will require supervision of volunteers involved with tracking manatees. The position will also provide updates to various partners through verbal and written reports, updating website and social media.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Conduct project manatee monitoring observations using radio tracking equipment via boat and land access at designated locations
• Collect manatee behavior and obtain adequate photo-documentation of manatees for individual identification and preliminary body condition using a polarized digital camera or GoPro
• Assess manatee overall condition and conduct in-water manatee body condition assessments as needed
• Collect data to include environmental conditions (specific site location water temperatures, sea state, weather conditions, etc.)
• Submit data and photos by the close of each observation day; submit datasheets weekly
• Process data via Microsoft Excel, Word and ArcGIS
• Provide processed data files and produce written reports as needed
• Update project website and provide photos/story tags for other social media outlets
• Participate in health assessment captures and rescues
• Responsible for routine maintenance and repair of field equipment
• Responsible for assigned truck and vessel record keeping and maintenance
• Communicate professionally with other project partners and assist with additional tasks as required and/or assigned by the supervisor

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

– Bachelor Degree in Biology or related field (e.g. ecology, environmental science) and three years working in a research focused position OR Master Degree in Biology or related field (e.g. ecology, environmental science)

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.

Senior Biologist

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:
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=19293&clientkey=ACEBE78A76290C9FE9C1DC934A5E82A6
Applications accepted through August 12th.