[MARMAM] Job Posting at the Alaska SeaLife Center - Chief Scientist

Jenelle Gilding Jenelle_Gilding at alaskasealife.org
Fri Mar 20 17:23:51 PDT 2009



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


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



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


Full position description is available at our website.  Send CV to
President and CEO Dr. Ian Dutton ian_dutton at alaskasealife.org
<mailto:ian_dutton at alaskasealife.org> .  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, black
and brown bears, bald eagles, and Dall sheep.



The ASLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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