The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to marine research, rehabilitation, conservation, and public education is seeking applications for the following: Chief Scientist.
The Alaska SeaLife Center is entering its second decade of operations.We are expanding our marine research and education programs to meet the ever increasing need for better scientific information to underpin marine policy and to help Alaskan communities manage the State's vast marine resources sustainably. The Alaska SeaLife Center plays a leading role in marine science research in partnership with the University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University, fishing, tourism, transportation and oil and gas industries, local, State and federal government agencies, foundations, community groups, education institutions and non-profit organizations.
We are seeking a visionary and proven science leader to broaden our marine research horizons - someone who is capable of leading studies of the key issues confronting the North Pacific ecosystem such as endangered species recovery, ocean acidification, marine diseases and arctic resource management. We expect to attract a talented scientist who can both lead highly skilled multidisciplinary teams and communicate results to the public with equal skill. We have a strong preference to recruit a scientist with experience working on marine projects in Alaska.
This position will be responsible for overall Alaska SeaLife Center scientific leadership, reporting to the President and CEO.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
* Lead in the development and coordination of research at the Center; generate funding for research.
* Provide catalytic leadership to all scientific programs and staff, even when there is no supervisory relationship.
* Make recommendations to the Center's President and CEO, the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Board of Directors regarding overall scientific direction and opportunities for enhancing the Center's scientific program.
* Provide scientific oversight of all research/science conducted at the Center, with a focus on the applicability of research to conservation issues and the quality of science.
* Play a key mentorship role to all scientific staff, especially PIs.
* Serve as the external scientific lead, promoting the scientific program at the Center.
* Establish, develop and manage the scientific partnerships and agency relationships of the Center.
* Develop a personal research program at the Center.
* Provide scientific guidance to the Education and Visitor programs at the Center, as requested.
Ph.D. degree in ecology, zoology, wildlife or conservation biology,marine science, oceanography, fisheries, engineering or a related field,and 10 years experience in field or laboratory marine research, including project budgeting and management, with 7 years at a supervisory level preferred.
Open until filled. This is a full-time position. The SeaLife Center offers a competitive wage (DOE) with great benefits, in a beautiful setting. Full position description is available at our website. Send CV to President and CEO Dr. Ian Dutton ian_dutton@alaskasealife or
Call Dr. Dutton or Dr. Tara Riemer Jones for more information (907) 224-6349.
Seward is a tourist destination, located on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, boasting incredible recreation opportunities. Imagine partaking in world-class halibut and salmon fishing, rafting, and kayaking in Resurrection Bay and on the Kenai River. Experience icebergs calving from glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park. Hike the 200 miles of trail in the Chugach National Forest, viewing wildlife like moose, blackand brown bears, bald eagles, and Dall sheep.
The ASLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.