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.

•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
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

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.–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


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.


-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


-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)


-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


-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.

To apply please email your resume or CV to Jessica Farrer at 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.

Seasonal Office Assistant in Hawaii

Interested in supporting whale research, education, and conservation in Hawaii (Kona)?

DMCSWWA has an opportunity for a seasonal office assistant! Assistant needed for mid-December through end of March 2023.

Pay rate: $15 (training) 20/hour (once proficient).

On-site housing option provided, but can make own accommodation arrangements as well.

The ideal candidate will be able to undertake a variety of office support tasks and work diligently under pressure. This person will be comfortable working with a high degree of attention to detail and discretion as well as incorporating new and effective ways to achieve better results.


Answer multi-line phone system
Make reservations and respond to phone and email inquiries
Review phone and web reservations for accuracy
Daily guest confirmation calls
Process payments
Monitor inventory
Troubleshoot technical issues (computer, internet service, etc.)
Daily and monthly balancing of payments
Create and review boat manifests and guest passes
Efficient communication with boat crew and guests
Stock work vehicle as needed
Launder guest towels
Keep office organized
Other duties as needed
Requirements and skills

Experience as an office assistant or relevant administrative role
Office equipment knowledge
Organizational and time management skills
Analytical abilities and aptitude in problem-solving
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in MS Office

Technical Project Manager / Research Biologist

Join our Virginia Beach-based team involved in cutting-edge marine science!

HDR is currently in need of a Technical Project Manager / Research Biologist for our Virginia Beach, VA location. The ideal candidate will have project management experience, an extensive knowledge of marine science emphasizing the effects of underwater sound to marine mammals and/or experience monitoring marine mammal abundance, distribution, or behavioral responses to stimuli. This position will assist in a wide range of project management, boat and aircraft-based fieldwork, and team support roles with our current clients and expand our client-base in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA area with an anticipated concentration of work assignments concentrated on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Ocean areas but also including occasional projects in the Pacific Ocean region.

Primary Responsibilities
In the role of Technical Project Manager / Research Biologist, we'll count on you to:
• Provide Navy client project-management, fieldwork, and reporting.
• Assist as needed in Atlantic-based small boat tagging efforts, data processing, and annual reporting efforts.
• Manage multiple projects from conception, planning, budgeting, and completion.
• Generate new ideas and foster collaboration with others to successfully achieve various programmatic goals.
• Anticipated concentration of work assignments would be concentrated on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Ocean areas.
• This position will assist in a wide range of project management and team support roles with our current clients and expand our client-base in the area with an anticipated concentration of work assignments concentrated on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Ocean areas but also including the Pacific Ocean region.
• This position will most likely require effort monitoring from small twin-engine aircraft and/or from small and large vessels.
• Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications
• Masters or Ph.D. Degree in Marine Biology or a related field
• Must have a minimum of 3+ years of experience managing scientific research projects focused on marine mammal biology or behavior in a consulting or university-related research capacity; ideally this would include a background of direct interface with clients and regulatory processes involved.
• Have successfully managed marine science projects with specific interests focused on one or more of the following: marine mammal behavior, abundance, distribution, behavioral responses to stimuli, and/or understanding the effects of underwater sound on marine mammals.
• Be detail oriented to perform work accurately in a team-oriented environment and have the demonstrated ability to direct the work of others including subcontractors.
• Demonstrated history of reliability, strong work ethic, solid time management skills, and a demonstrated history of team-oriented performance.
• Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills such as writing procedures, guides, and/or studies
• Strong conceptual, organizational, problem-solving and research skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
• Ability to travel up to 25%. Applicants can anticipate limited travel throughout the U.S.
• Qualified candidates MUST have the ability to obtain a security clearance at the secret level.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of U.S. Navy training, oil and gas development, construction noise monitoring, or offshore renewable energy activities a plus.
• Small boat handling and photography skills a plus but not required to apply.
• Unmanned aerial systems (a.k.a. drone) experience with FAA certification a plus but not required to apply.
• MATLAB and/or R Studio programming experience a plus but not required to apply.

Please contact Dan Engelhaupt ( for details on how to submit an application.

Field Stranding Technician

Job Description

Field Stranding Technicians are responsible for all aspects of stranding response and animal care at Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, New Jersey. 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's responsibilities will be based initially on the experience of the applicant hired and additional training will be provided where necessary.


• Coordinate stranding response, recovery and reports of cetaceans, seals, and sea turtles within the designated response area.
• Organize and oversee the daily operations of the stranding program including, but not limited to monitoring and response to stranding calls and adhering to local and national laws and policies regarding protected species and habitats.
• Collect data and complete required documentations (e.g. 24-hour report, Level A Data, Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Report (STSSN) 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.
• Maintain inventory database for all samples and marine mammal parts in conjunction with MMSC staff and proper NMFS, USFWS, and NJFW permitting regulations.
• Maintain equipment, vehicles, and vessels.
• Develop and maintain a volunteer, partner, and public outreach network to assist in stranding response, public support, and necropsy.
• Conduct workshops and training for stranding program volunteers.
• Ensure adequate safety training and PPE for all volunteers and staff for all procedures involved in stranding response and necropsy, including hazardous and biological waste training, boating safety, animal handling, and zoonotic disease prevention.


• This position requires a high level of commitment and flexibility with regards to scheduling to accommodate the unpredictable nature of stranding response and requirement of 24/7 on-call status.
• High level interpersonal communication skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft software programs.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Relevant experience in marine mammal stranding and necropsy (may be a combination of paid and unpaid work).
• Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted after proper training.
• Ability to drive a large truck and boat including ability to trailer and tow vessel.
• Ability to work under harsh weather conditions.
• Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization and experience with stranding work (Cetaceans, pinnipeds, and sea turtles).
• Experience in stranding program(s) and procedures (2 year minimum). Team based work ethic and leadership capabilities.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Bob Schoelkopf at

Associate Veterinarian

Job Description : Associate Veterinarian Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles
The Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles (“MMCC”), is accepting applications for a full-time seasonal, Associate Veterinarian to work during the busy marine mammal stranding season from February through July 2023. The location of this position is onsite in San Pedro, CA
Primary responsibilities
 Assist the staff veterinarian with medical diagnosis and treatment of rehabilitating patients, primarily California sea lions, northern elephant seals, harbor seals and fur seals
 Complete admission and pre-release examinations
 Write SOAPS, daily treatment plans, and assist with maintenance of medical records and stranding data for NMFS national database including Level A, Human Interaction and Final Disposition forms
 Be familiar with sedation and anesthesia protocols for pinnipeds
 Work up diagnostic cases to the extent financially and technically possible
 Complete necropsies and necropsy reports, collect samples, for research and histopathology and send samples out to various labs as indicated for selected cases
 Implement NMFS Policies and Best Practices, Marine Mammal Stranding Response, Rehabilitation and Release Standards to the fullest extent achievable
 Be willing to assist in other animal care related tasks as might be necessary
Education and Outreach
 Assist with training of third and fourth-year veterinary student externs
 Communicate with volunteers and the public on marine mammal cases of interest
 Presentation of public outreach and scientific lectures as needed

Culture of Philanthropy
 Supports MMCC development team and enhances donor relationships by sharing their passion for service to our animals and ocean conservation
 Being knowledgeable and supportive of development programs
 Assist with grant tracking/applications as needed
 Serving as an inspiration to all guests by providing an exemplary level of animal care and visitor stewardship

Essential Qualifications and Skills
 DVM/VMD degree from accredited university
 Hold a current DVM license in a US state
 Required licenses, certifications and registrations must be maintained throughout employment
 Have completed a small, large, or aquatic animal post graduate internship
 Have knowledge of principles and practice of current veterinary medicine, animal diseases, their prevention, control, and eradication
 Have knowledge of current veterinary practices and techniques relating to treatment of injured animals
 Be cooperative and collaborative with team members, volunteers, partner researchers, and stranding network partners
 Be fluent in English
Physical Demands
 Job requires periods of 4 to 6 hours of standing, stretching and bending
 Must be able to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, grasp and grip, put fingers together firmly and reach above and below shoulder level and lift, push or pull 50 pounds for situations of restraining or moving animals and lifting supplies, materials, and equipment
 Repetitively use hands to operate computers and medical equipment
 Be able to work outdoors in inclement weather
 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Compensation is based on a $75,000 annual salary, prorated monthly
 The position is based on a full-time work week of at least 40hrs per week. Schedule to be determined by supervisor and is subject to change and weekend and holiday work may be required
 Other benefits include:
o Paid vacation benefits of 7 days per 6-month period
o Unpaid time off to be arranged with supervisor if needed
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed as received until an appropriate candidate is selected.
MMCC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment in the workplace.
If interested in applying for this position please send your CV, list of references, and a cover letter to
In the subject line please write your last name and Seasonal Vet Position 2023.

Florida Program Director

Position Title: Florida Program Director
Location: Melbourne Beach, Florida
Job Classification: Full time salaried/exempt
Salary Range: $75,000 to $90,000 per year plus full benefits

Job Summary: The Florida Program Director leads Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute’s (HWSRI’s) nonprofit scientific research in Melbourne Beach. The position serves as the primary representative for HSWRI’s Florida operations in the community and with other organizations and agencies. The Director will advance the Institute’s mission through a spirit of entrepreneurship and community engagement to increase support for HSWRI research and operations. The Director will seek new collaborations and interdisciplinary opportunities among the organization’s own laboratories and with like-minded institutions. The successful candidate will be a senior scientist (master’s or doctoral level) who both oversees other scientists’ research programs while maintaining an active, grant-funded, ongoing personal research program, preferably related to the Indian River Lagoon.

Program Management (30%)
Plan, coordinate, and advance all aspects of FL program
Set research priorities and strategic scientific vision
Oversee marine science research team
Keep current on new technologies, trends, and topical areas

Representation & Fundraising (20%)
Represent research programs through participation in outreach and development activities
Attend quarterly Board of Trustees and Science Committee meetings

Research (50%)
Direct own scientific research: seek extramural funding, conduct research, and publish results
Prefer that research focus on local or regional ecosystems, specifically in the Indian River Lagoon

Qualifications: MS/MA or PhD in a relevant science discipline. Hardworking individual who is highly motivated with excellent management, organization and communication skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the use of standard word processing and spreadsheet programs. Proven track records of successful scientific program leadership. Prior experience with government relations, community outreach and fund raising or grant writing preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in laboratory and office buildings and outdoor settings, to use standard laboratory and field equipment, to use a computer, and to travel to various sites within and away from central Florida.
Ability to read printed materials and a computer screen, communicate effectively in person and over the telephone.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Work areas may include wet and windy environments subject to weather exposure and may will include at times working on vessels. Indoor activities include office work and bench laboratory work.
Must possess and maintain a valid driving license, a reliable personal vehicle, and insurability to drive an HSWRI vehicle.
May include out-of-state travel (e.g., HSWRI California headquarters, Washington D.C.; averaging 1 to 2 trips a year).
At Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, your base wage is only a portion of your overall compensation package. We are proud to offer a full benefits package, which may include:

• Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short- and long-term disability.
• Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses
• Retirement Plan options
• Paid time off for all regular FT team members (starting at 10 annual days each sick and vacation; plus 12 observed Federal holidays)
• Employee Assistance Program – Confidential professional counseling, financial, and legal assistance provided at no charge to Team Members and immediate family members

How to apply: Please send a completed application along with a cover letter and resume to and

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Assistant


POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant

REPORTS TO: Senior Research Scientist

SUPERVISES: Volunteers



POSITION LOCATION: Northeast Florida


CLOSING DATE: December 27, 2021


– 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


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.


• 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


– 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.

• 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.