University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: OCEANA
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Marine Scientist
Requirements: See job description


Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Come
join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also
enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population. The Pacific team is
seeking a Marine Scientist to work in Oceana’s Juneau, Alaska office providing scientific
leadership and policy advocacy for Oceana’s campaigns including fishery management, ocean
development, habitat protection, climate change, pollution, and seafood fraud.

The Marine Scientist will analyze 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 internal and external communications, as well as
representing Oceana at decision-making forums including fishery management councils, state
legislatures, and relevant public hearings ensures Oceana’s campaigns are achieved.

The ideal candidate has the ability to manage a varied workload, possess excellent
communication skills, knowledge of statistics, database proficiency, ability to present Oceana in
a professional and responsive manner, and as a plus, possess knowledge of commercial fishing,
fisheries management, and stock assessment.

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 articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy change 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.

Interested applicants may submit resume to

“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.”

Contact: Cheryl Eldemar
Contact at: 907.586.4050
Closing Date: Open until filled