[MARMAM] Research Scientist Position with focus on marine mammal health - Mystic Aquarium

Tracy Romano tromano at mysticaquarium.org
Mon Jul 25 07:55:38 PDT 2022

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POSITION: Research Scientist- focus on marine mammal health

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Vice President of Research & Chief Scientist

JOB SUMMARY: Consistently exhibit excellent representation of the aquarium through a positive, energetic, and teamwork-focused work ethic. Mystic Aquarium is seeking a Research Scientist to address the effects of environmental and anthropogenic stressors on the immune system and health of marine mammals, birds, and sea turtles. Rounding out an interdisciplinary team focused on health, experience and skills for studying the microbiome will add to existing capabilities of the Aquarium's research team. Continued development and validation of non-invasive techniques to assess health including but not limited to both aquarium and wild whales, seals, sea lions, walrus and penguins will also help to move the team's health related research forward. The position includes writing grants for and securing funding for animal health related research projects focused on but not limited to microbiome, immunology, neuroendocrinology, molecular and cell biology.  The Research Scientist will also carry out existing and new research projects in the laboratory and perform appropriate laboratory and statistical analyses.   Findings will be relayed in the form of scientific publications, reports, and presentations. Diagnostic services will also be offered and carried out, related to the research analyses.  Serves on graduate student committees and as adjunct faculty at other institutions.


  *   A Ph.D. in the biological sciences and/or related field
  *   Must have completed at least 1-3 postdoctoral traineeship(s)
  *   Working knowledge of microbiome and/or techniques in measuring hormones in biological tissues desired
  *   Supervisory experience
  *   Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, excel, Power Point and have working knowledge of statistical, graphics and database programs
  *   Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
  *   Have a willingness to learn, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills


  *   Perform appropriate research techniques in the laboratory and field unsupervised
  *   Develop assays in conjunction with existing and new research projects
  *   Perform data entry and analysis and literature searches
  *   Relay research objectives, progress and results in formats such as written scientific abstracts, manuscripts, reports, statistics, graphs, and presentations
  *   Supervise students, volunteers and technicians who are assisting in the laboratory
  *   Assist with organization and maintenance of the laboratory
  *   Serve on graduate student committees
  *   Serve as adjunct faculty at other institutions
  *   Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor
Sea Research Foundation, Inc. (dba Mystic Aquarium) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

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Please note that individuals must have received or be willing to receive COVID-19 vaccination as well as applicable Booster by the date of hire to be considered for hire, internship, externship, or volunteering at Mystic Aquarium. Proof must be submitted on the first day via an official vaccination card.

Tracy Romano, PhD
Vice President of Research
& Chief Scientist
Office:  860.572.5955 x102
Cell:  860-514-3688
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