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Marine Scientist

Job Location

Washington, D.C.


Type of Job



Based on Experience

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Published Date

Feb 9, 2022

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Are you passionate about the oceans, scientific research, and data analysis with experience in fisheries management and climate change? Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans to combat climate change and ensure that coastal communities can thrive? Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect our oceans.


Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and clear goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy changes in countries that, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish.


As a key member of the Science & Strategy team, the Marine Scientist helps develop the scientific foundation for our work on global fisheries and climate change, supports country offices, and prepares technical reports, to help achieve Oceana’s mission and drive our Save the Oceans, Feed the World initiative. Our team values diversity in backgrounds and experiences and we strive to build on and complement each other’s skills to create an inclusive and supportive team that together can fulfill a wide range of objectives and responsibilities for the organization.


The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in marine science or a related field and three years’ work experience (or equivalent qualifications) and has experience working and building relationships across different cultures and/or multiple disciplines/backgrounds. The Marine Scientist will serve as primary technical lead on fisheries and climate change, write, edit, and present materials for internal and external audiences, and contribute to the development of metrics for tracking progress in fisheries management and climate change mitigation and adaptation to support Oceana’s campaign goals.


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Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.


Note: Oceana requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid. Accommodation for new hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may contact Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.

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