The Whale Center of New England, a not-for-profit organization in Gloucester, MA, is looking for an Assistant Director to both aid in the organization`s long term field studies of large whales and to head up their field marine mammal stranding response program.
The Whale Center of New England has been in existence since 1980. We have along history of primary field research, emphasizing studies of humpback and North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of Maine, and also engage actively in conservation and education programs. More details, and a full bibliography of our publications, can be found at our web site, http://www.whalecenter.org/
Since 2001, we have also been the primary field respondent from Marblehead, MA to the New Hampshire border for reports of beached seals, dolphins, and other marine mammals as part of the Northeast Regional Stranding Network. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who combines an enthusiasm for the discipline, good field skills, and a strong academic background.
We prefer a Ph.D., but will consider someone with a Master`s Degree if the rest of their skill set is right for the job. Since we are a small organization who often work in close quarters, an ability to get along well with co-workers while still playing a leadership role is helpful.
Experience with field techniques such as photo-identification, biopsy, and tagging is helpful, as is some prior experience doing marine mammal stranding response.The successful candidate will be encouraged to both contribute to our long-term efforts, and to develop their own research agenda. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, but it is a competitive salary with a full benefit package, annual holidays, etc. Position will be filled on a first-come basis.
For a full job description, or to ask any questions about the position, please e-mail Mason Weinrich, Executive Director and Chief Scientist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mason Weinrich email@example.com
Whale Center of New England www.whalecenter.org