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M.Sc. / Ph.D. Marine Scientist [Position Filled]

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is a marine science and technical services consulting firm that provides a broad range of environmental, coastal, and oceanographic services in the U.S. and internationally. We are seeking a self-starting, professional scientist ready to engage in a fast-paced, applied science role in the private sector. This person will be expected to provide customized, competitive, and high-quality consulting services to industry, government and various private sector clients in a highly efficient manner while also adhering to the robust standards of a research scientist. This position will be based out of the Newport, RI office after initial training at the Stuart, FL office.

Position Summary:

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of CSA projects including (but not limited to) project management, client interaction, analysis, report writing, and report reviews. The successful applicant must have strong analytical, reviewing, and writing skills. This position may require periodic domestic and international travel, sometimes at short notice, during all times of the year, during both daytime and nighttime shifts if at sea, and potentially for prolonged periods (several weeks).

Responsibilities and Essential Functions: These include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the quality, validity, and accuracy of a project's science component;
  • Developing and maintaining positive client interactions;
  • Leading and/or participating in field sampling and surveys;
  • Leading or contributing to the analysis, and reporting phases of projects;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Significant initiative, requiring little direction in identifying correct courses of action;
  • Strong team skills;
  • Adhering to company standards and procedures for quality management;
  • Being accountable and responsible for personal safety and safety of others;
  • Attending safety meetings and satisfactorily completing all assigned training as applicable; and
  • Accepting other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in marine biology, marine science, marine affairs, coastal zone management, biological oceanography, fisheries or related field;
  • Minimum of three year’s environmental consulting experience;
  • Understanding of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA);
  • Excellence in writing and communication skills (a writing sample will be requested of finalists);
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a close-knit team;
  • Experience with field surveys, sampling and working on vessels (small or large);
  • Experience providing environmental consulting on coastal and marine projects, such as offshore energy, coastal restoration, dredging, waterfront improvements and marine infrastructure;
  • Strong working knowledge of computers and standard Microsoft software packages including word processing skills;
  • Understanding of data integration using Geographic Information Systems (GIS);

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of underwater acoustic assessment and impacts;
  • Experience in preparing desktop assessments, environmental impact documents and federal and state permit applications in the Northeast U.S.;
  • Experience with operation of survey and environmental survey and sampling equipment;
  • Experience with software such as Matlab or equivalent programming language;
  • Acoustic field sampling in aquatic environments.
  • Applicants must possess current, long-term authorization to work in the United States;
  • CSA is unable to initiate visa sponsorship
  • Letters of Recommendation will be required

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience, including incentive package
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disabled status.  EOE/Vet/Disability

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