Marine Scientist - Oceana USA
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Marine Scientist

Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Do you have a strong interest in protecting endangered marine mammals and stopping the domestic shark fin trade? Join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect our oceans, which play a critical role in reducing the impacts of climate change, feeding a growing global population, and supporting the livelihoods of coastal communities that depend on healthy oceans.

Oceana is looking for a Marine Scientist who will work closely with Oceana’s Responsible Fishing Campaign team in support of Oceana’s Responsible Fishing campaigns in the United States. The Marine Scientist will assist campaigns protecting and restoring fisheries, saving the North Atlantic right whale, and improving shark fisheries management. The Marine Scientist will serve as an expert on fisheries and protected species issues, provide research to support further campaign goals, develop written materials including reports, comments and media statements, develop action plans and implement projects, and help to shape the strategy and direction of new and existing campaigns and initiatives. The Marine Scientist will have extensive contact with research scientist and representatives of government agencies and other stakeholders. This position reports to the Campaign Director and is based in the Washington, DC office.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as marine biology, oceanography, fisheries, or an equivalent of education and experience; knowledge or interest in ocean conservation; strong interest in campaigning; good attention to detail; and excellent research, writing, and communication skills. GIS experience is a plus.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based policy campaigns with fixed deadlines and clearly articulated goals.

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Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.

We are interested in all qualified candidates but can only consider those candidates who have valid authorization to work in the United States.

Note: Oceana requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid. Accommodation for new hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may contact Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.