The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) seeks a scientist to fill the position of Research Scientist with an emphasis in Environmental Toxicology. The mission of ORCA, which is headquartered in Ft. Pierce, Florida, is to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.
Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in environmental toxicology or a closely related field(a M.S. with substantial experience will be considered). Proven success in identifying and securing project funding is essential. Experience in development and standardization of laboratory procedures, and planning and managing large-scale environmental studies is required. Proven ability to work with students and educate public. This position will require the ability to speak in public forums. Candidates must demonstrate a broad interest in research and education as applied to aquatic ecosystem conservation. This is a "hands on" position requiring candidates to perform work in the field as well as ina laboratory.
Responsibilities will included management of ORCA's FAST™ program (Fast Assessment of Sediment Toxicity), which includes developing and validating methods, planning and overseeing projects, and writing grant proposals, reports, and publications. Additional responsibilities include managing ORCA's research laboratory, and supervising research assistants. Developing collaborations and participating in community outreach initiatives will also be required. Must possess a proven ability to work from boats and ground in water environments of varying depth will be required. SCUBA certification a plus.
To apply, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references to Halley Rohm at firstname.lastname@example.org.