martes, 23 de febrero de 2016

Marine Scientist/ Oceana

The Marine Scientist will provide scientific support for campaign advocacy strategies on issues including fishery management, ocean development, habitat protection, climate change, pollution, and seafood fraud. This position will provide scientific support for Oceana’s Pacific campaigns and professionally represent Oceana in decision-making forums.
The Marine Scientist reports to the Pacific Campaign Manager and Senior Scientist, works in Oceana’s Portland, Oregon office and is expected to work closely with Oceana’s Pacific Team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Analyzing fisheries management documents, National Environmental Policy Act materials, and scientific papers to gather pertinent information and communicate clearly on findings in support of campaign goals and legal cases.
• Providing the scientific foundation for Oceana scientific reports and external communications including drafting, and providing scientific quality control on materials such as reports, public comment letters, petitions, outreach materials, and Freedom of Information Act requests.
• Working with all Oceana teams (policy, legal, communications, science, development, organizational services, and international offices) to promote organizational campaign priorities including protecting ocean habitats, reducing fishery bycatch and setting scientifically-based fishery catch limits.
• Compiling accurate and precise statistics from disparate data sources.
• Developing compelling presentations for delivery to professional organizations, industry
officials, regulatory agencies and the general public.
• Conducting literature reviews to maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant science.
• Managing a varied and high volume workload and working independently to meet deadlines and
accomplish tasks.
• Assisting communications staff in development of media outreach opportunities.

Education/Experience or Other Requirements
• College degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as marine biology, ecology, oceanography, fisheries and wildlife conservation and biology, natural resource management.
• Excellent writing, editing, communication, organizational and research skills.
• Database proficiency and basic programming skills.
• Knowledge of statistics, experimental design, and modeling.
• Knowledge of commercial fishing, fisheries management, and stock assessment a plus.
• Ability to manage a varied workload.
• Ability to represent Oceana in a professional and responsive manner.

Note: Some travel required. Salary DOE. Full medical and retirement benefits. Please submit resume to or via fax 907.586.4944.