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Pacific Marine Scientist

Job Location

Monterey, CA


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Published Date

Feb 8, 2022

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Oceana seeks a Pacific Marine Scientist to join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect and restore abundance to the oceans. This position helps play a critical role in advocating for science-based fishery management to restore the world’s oceans and reduce the impacts of climate change.


Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. Oceana achieves measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy changes in countries that govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union.


The Pacific Marine Scientist is a full-time position located in Oceana’s Monterey, California office. This position provides policy advocacy and scientific leadership to help achieve Oceana’s annual Pacific campaign goals. This includes working on fishery management, bycatch reduction, habitat protection, and climate change. The Pacific Marine Scientist provides scientific expertise for multiple projects, develops and implements campaign activities, and professionally represents Oceana in decision-making forums.


Applicants must have a college degree in a relevant discipline, such as marine biology, ecology, economics, policy analysis, oceanography, fisheries and wildlife conservation and biology, or natural resource management. The Pacific Marine Scientist will have strong scientific credentials and knowledge of state and federal commercial fishing issues, fisheries, management, bycatch, and stock assessments. Action oriented candidates who are collaborative, can manage complexity, and instill trust are encouraged to apply.


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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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