ORCA Ocean Research and Conservation Association
 
 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

MUCH MORE THAN A JOB. THINK OF IT AS A CALLING!
Being part of the team at ORCA is a rewarding experience. Because whatever you do here, you play an important part in protecting and restoring our fragile marine ecosystems along with all the life forms they sustain. As well as helping people learn all the things they can do that will have a lasting impact on the ocean. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We here at ORCA call it an adventure.


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

Research Scientist
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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Responsibilities will included management of ORCA's FASTâ„¢ 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 hrohm@teamorca.org.



 

ORCA IS DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION & RESTORATION OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS &
THE SPECIES THEY SUSTAIN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
& SCIENCE BASED CONSERVATION ACTION.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE


"We need to act now
to reverse distressing declines if this and
future generations are
to continue enjoying
the many benefits we derive from our oceans and coasts."
-Admiral (retired)
James D. Watkins


DID YOU KNOW?
More oil reaches the oceans each year as a result of leaking automobiles and other non-point sources than was spilled in Prince William Sound by the Exxon Valdez.