Mote Marine Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote Marine Laboratory participates in E-Verify.


Our current employment openings are listed below.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Microbiology

Ocean Technology Project Manager

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Seagrass Ecosystem Research

Philanthropy Officer

Senior Aquarium Biologist – Mammals and Reptiles  

Staff Biologist - Ecosystem Restoration/Grazers - Summerland Key,FL

Aquarium Biologist I

Ocean Engineer/Instrument Specialist

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbiology

 

Position: Mote Marine Laboratory intends to grant a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbiology.  An applicant’s research focus should be in microbial culture-based techniques, derived products from the sea (to include antibiotics, probiotics and other non-prescription health supplements for aquaculture and humans), factors driving microbial distribution and community structure, and interest in maintaining and expanding a Mote microbial library for culture work.

Mote: Mote is celebrating over 67 years as one of the few remaining independent, non-profit international marine research laboratories. The Mote research enterprise has over 20 diverse research programs, an array of education/outreach programs, and an aquarium featuring working laboratories with more than 100 marine species.  Mote currently has more than 40 PhD-level scientists, over 260 staff and approximately 1300 volunteers that are located on its main campus in Sarasota and across six additional campuses/facilities including a state-of-the-art 200 acre marine and freshwater aquaculture research park, a 19,000 square foot International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration in the Florida Keys and work is underway for a new 110,000 square foot Mote Science Education Aquarium.

The Mote scientific expertise is considerable and diverse, and is augmented by approximately 150 non-resident scientists from more than 100 different U.S. and international institutions who are involved in projects at Mote.  In addition, more than 70 non-resident scientists from around the world have been appointed as Adjunct Mote Scientists due to their significant level of sustained collaboration with Mote scientists and regular use of Mote facilities to conduct their research.

Application:  Recent (2019 and after) PhD graduates are invited to apply.  Applicants with a firm expectation of graduation by December 31, 2022 will be considered. This full-time position includes an expected initial annual salary of $55,000, health insurance with family options, and benefits including an opt-in retirement plan with employer matching, leaves for holidays, illness, and vacation, and other benefits. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also have an established researcher assigned to serve as a Mentor and will receive office/laboratory space at the Mote Aquaculture Research Park in Sarasota, and funds for startup, operations, and travel. The Fellowship will be for a period of three years assuming appropriate annual progress. Exemplary Fellows may be invited to join Mote as a Staff Scientist upon completion of their initial three-year appointment.

Mote envisions significant growth of its Marine Microbiology Research Program as part of the evolution of its current Sarasota campus into an International Marine Science, Technology and Innovation Park, continued expansion of the Mote Aquaculture Research Park, and stand up of satellite campuses/facilities along the Florida coral reef.  The position also affords the opportunity for hosting visiting scientists, interactions with scientists from multiple disciplines at Mote, and oversight of student interns and volunteers. Postdoctoral Fellows are selected based on their ability to not only strengthen and diversify the Laboratory’s significant existing research expertise, but also the potential to establish their own innovative research initiatives that address Mote’s Beyond 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan. 

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter addressed to Kevin Claridge, Vice President of Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy, of interest including present employment status
  2. Academic transcript of doctoral studies
  3. Copy of PhD if achieved, and expected graduation date.
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Two-page essay, excluding references and exhibits, describing intended research and mentors.
  6. Three representative journal publications, in press or published
  7. Names and contact information for three references

 

Applications should be submitted by selecting “2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology” at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants  or mail a single package to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2022 and will close when filled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is a U.S. citizen or otherwise eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time. Mote Marine Laboratory is an E-Verify employer. Questions regarding this position may be sent to Kevin Claridge, Vice President of Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy Programs at kclaridge@mote.org. 

 

Ocean Technology Program Manager

The Ocean Technology Research Program of Mote Marine Laboratory has an opening for a full-time, Staff Scientist/Program Manager. The ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in ocean science & engineering with experience in instrumentation for the marine environment. Experience in interdisciplinary research, biogeochemical measurements and instrumentation, optics, autonomous instrument platforms, and/or ocean observing systems will be advantageous. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated capability to conceive, design and implement instrumentation or device intended for an application in their field of study. Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, optical or computer technology will be a rated metric in the selection process.

 

The successful candidate will manage an existing small engineering and ocean technology team and will be responsible for identifying additional personnel needs. The new program manager will interact with optical instrument developers, apply existing instrumentation on autonomous platforms (Webb gliders) and fixed stations, to research questions involving Harmful Algal Blooms under existing projects, lead the migration of existing instruments to additional generations and novel platforms, participate in regional and national activities supporting the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, manage and enhance Mote’s existing Sarasota Operations – Coastal Ocean Observing System (SO-COOL), develop new instrumentation, and procure grants in support of his/her specific areas of interest.

Mote envisions significant growth of its Ocean Technology Research Program to include innovations in sensor development, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning as part of the evolution of its current Sarasota, FL campus into an International Marine Science, Technology and Innovation Park.  The position also affords the opportunity for hosting of visiting scientists, interactions with scientists from multiple disciplines at Mote, oversight of student interns and volunteers. Mote Scientists may serve as Courtesy Faculty at various colleges and universities, as well as sharing information to the public to enhance understanding about Mote’s Ocean Technology Research.

Mote is an independent, not-for-profit, 501c(3) research and education institution. The hire will be at the Staff Scientist (Assistant Professor equivalent) level with the opportunity to advance to Senior Scientist (Full Professor equivalent). As a Staff Scientist, the successful candidate is expected to report findings in significant peer reviewed professional publications and participate in professional organizations and meetings. The starting salary will be commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits package but we are especially interested in early career engineers who will continue to grow with our expanding Ocean Technology Research Program.

Technical questions regarding this position may be sent to Kevin Claridge, Vice President of Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy Programs at kclaridge@mote.org. Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2022 Ocean Technology Program Manager”  at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. with a complete publications list (accepted, in press and in review) and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm July 15, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time.

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Seagrass Ecosystem Research

Position: Mote Marine Laboratory is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Seagrass Ecosystem Research.  Seagrass Ecosystems are critically important to Florida’s ecology and economy, serving vital functions for various fisheries, nursery habitats for a variety of keystone species, sediment stabilization, absorbing nutrients, and coastal resilience.  This position will assist in the development of cutting-edge propagation and out-planting technologies, establishing the research structure for ensuring the most genetically resilient seagrass strains are utilized in restoration (similar to Mote’s proven success with coral research and restoration), bringing together the best and brightest scientists and practitioners to collaborate on science-based solutions (similar to Mote’s proven success under the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative), serve as the hub for innovative applied restoration research (similar to the Protect Our Reefs Grant Program), and act as a conduit to education/outreach statewide managed areas in need of seagrass restoration.

 

Mote: Mote is celebrating over 67 years as one of the few remaining independent, non-profit international marine research laboratories. The Mote research enterprise has more than 25 diverse research programs, an array of education/outreach programs, and an aquarium featuring working laboratories with more than 100 marine species.  Mote currently has over 260 staff and 1500 volunteers that are located on its main campus in Sarasota and across six additional campuses/facilities including a state-of-the-art 200 acre marine and freshwater aquaculture research park, a 19,000 square foot International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration in the Florida Keys and work is underway for the over 100,000 square foot Science Education Aquarium.

 

The Mote scientific expertise is considerable and diverse, and is augmented by approximately 150 non-resident scientists from over 100 different U.S. and international institutions who are involved in projects at Mote.  In addition, more than 70 non-resident scientists from around the world have been appointed as Adjunct Mote Scientists due to their significant level of sustained collaboration with Mote scientists and regular use of Mote facilities to conduct their research.

 

Application:  Recent (after 2019) PhD graduates are invited to apply.  Applicants with a firm expectation of graduation by December 31, 2022 will be considered. This full-time position includes an annual salary of $55,000, health insurance with family options, and benefits include an opt-in retirement plan with employer matching, leaves for holidays, illness, and vacation, and other benefits. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also have an established researcher assigned to serve as a Mentor and will receive office/laboratory space at the Mote Aquaculture Research Park in Sarasota, and funds for startup, operations, and travel. The Fellowship will be for a period of three years assuming appropriate annual progress and exemplary Fellows may be invited to join Mote as a Staff Scientist upon completion of their initial three-year appointment.

 

Mote envisions significant growth of its Seagrass Ecosystem Research Program as part of the evolution of its current Sarasota campus into an International Marine Science, Technology and Innovation Park, continued expansion of the Mote Aquaculture Research Park, and stand up of satellite campuses/facilities along the Florida coral reef.  The position also affords the opportunity for hosting of visiting scientists, interactions with scientists from multiple disciplines at Mote, and oversight of student interns and volunteers. Postdoctoral Fellows are selected based on their ability to not only strengthen and diversify the laboratory’s significant existing research expertise, but also the potential to establish their own innovative research initiatives that address Mote’s Beyond 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan. 

 

Interested applicants should submit electronic files in pdf format including:

Cover letter addressed to Kevin Claridge, Vice President of Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy, of interest including present employment status
Academic transcript of doctoral studies
Copy of PhD if achieved, and expected graduation date.
Curriculum vitae
Two-page essay, excluding references and exhibits, describing intended research and mentors.
Three representative journal publications, in press or published
Names and contact information for three references

 

Applications should be submitted by selecting “2022 Seagrass Ecosystem Postdoctoral Fellow” at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants 

or by mailing a single package to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

 

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2022 and will close when June 30, 2022. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is a U.S. citizen or otherwise eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time. Questions regarding this position may be sent to Kevin Claridge, Vice President of Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy Programs at kclaridge@mote.org. 

 

 

Philanthropy Officer

Position Overview

The Philanthropy Officer at Mote Marine Laboratory will be responsible for securing significant revenue for Mote Marine Laboratory.  He/She will be expected to develop dynamic fundraising strategies focused on engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding an assigned portfolio of major donors as well as developing new prospects focused on leadership level giving for the organization. The Philanthropy Officer will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and work independently and as part of the Development Team. 

 

The Philanthropy Officer will:

Manage an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects with intent to form deep relationships and identify specific areas of interest. Cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $5,000 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for Mote. Personally solicits assigned donor portfolio through face to face visits, including preparation of personalized materials.
Establish personal relationships with major donors, identifying their interests and articulating programmatic aspects of Mote Marine Laboratory’s work that appeal to them.
Leverage individual donor relationships to expand and deepen giving from connected individuals.
Personally solicit a specific portfolio of 100-200 prospects, with an emphasis on leadership level annual gifts as well as multi-year pledges. Meet minimum annual fundraising goal tied to individual donor portfolio. Develop donor solicitation plans for entire portfolio resulting in strategic, targeted asks.
Identify, cultivate and solicit planned gifts within the portfolio.
Develop strong funding proposals with Mote education, aquarium and research staff.
Draft and coordinate correspondence to donors, including gift agreements, letters, email updates and reports.
Represent Mote at community events to increase Mote’s visibility, establish new prospects and create donor stewardship opportunities.
Ensure correct and timely records are maintained for all donor communication in Mote’s database.
Enhance the culture of philanthropy at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Become an expert on Mote Marine Laboratory and convey that knowledge to the donors in a manner that encourages their philanthropic support.

 

Requirements:

The Philanthropy Officer is an energetic, goal-driven, customer service-oriented team member.
The successful candidate should possess a broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising, moves management and the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
Candidate must also possess a proven track record in individual gift fundraising, managing a large portfolio including experience closing gifts of $25,000 and higher. 
The Philanthropy Officer must possess an understanding of the principles and vehicles of Planned Giving.
Candidate must have at least three years of professional major gift experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated qualitative success in working with member-based organizations and volunteers.
Must demonstrate strong listening skills, strong oral and written communication skills, sophisticated interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and be literate in standard office software.
Experience maintaining donor records in database.
Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience is required.
 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2022 Philanthropy Officer”  at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm June 17, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.

 

 

Senior Aquarium Biologist – Mammals and Reptiles  

The Senior Aquarium Biologist – Mammals and Reptiles assist the Curator in supervising all processes regarding the overall health, care, training, and enrichment of the program’s animal collection, as well as works to ensure the maintenance and quality appearance of all exhibits. This position will assist in coordinating work relating to all Mammal and Reptile Program functions, and will require acceptance of other assigned senior-level responsibilities. This position will also help facilitate the various research efforts in

which the mammals and reptiles are involved. A Senior Aquarium Biologist has the experience and ability to act as a supervisor for interns, volunteers, and Aquarium Biologist Temporary staff as well as serve as a mentor and resource for all other levels of staff. This position will report directly to the Curator of Mammals and Reptiles and will require regular communication with all staff and work in close cooperation with other Senior Aquarium Biologists to maintain; effective group leadership, a positive and team-oriented work environment, open communication, and support of the progression and advancements of the Mammals and Reptiles program by maintaining a growth minded approach to work.

 

 General Duties:

●    Facilitate all aspects of animal care and research within the Mammals and Reptiles Program including but not limited to; preparation of food (including medicated and special diets), cleaning of staff and animal areas, performing water quality tests and evaluation of these tests with corrective measures if necessary, participating

in regular SCUBA diving for exhibit maintenance and cleaning, conducting animal training sessions, providing enrichment, and performing public presentations and enhancing guest interactions. Other tasks not directly related to animal care include daily record keeping, monitoring and maintenance of life support equipment, participation in the program development process, keeping work areas clean and equipment organized, and other duties as assigned.

●    Supervisory tasks include but not limited to; monitoring daily operations and maintaining a high level of animal husbandry and care, identifying and developing process for needed changes alongside Curator and assisting in overseeing the implementation of changes, seeking to improve all practices relating to guest experience and AZA related requirements, facilitating progression of animal training and enrichment programs, oversight of lower level staff as it relates to exhibit and animal training assignments, assists in the application review and interviewing of entry level applicants, assists in yearly annual reviews for all staff.

●    This position may require; attendance at development and planning meetings and other professional meetings or conferences, and participation in Mote

working-groups or committees and continuing education programs. Any of these may involve travel to out of town locations.

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Experience:

Applicants must have a minimum of five years’ experience working in a public aquarium, zoo, or related institution as an animal keeper/trainer/or aquarium biologist with an established expertise in aquatic animal husbandry and training. Experience supervising interns/volunteers and other staff is a plus, but if not must demonstrate an interest and ability to perform supervisory duties and assist the curator in managing daily operations of the department.

Individuals with experience working with species in our mammals and reptiles collection preferred (Our animal collection includes; manatees, river otters, sea turtles, alligator, spoonbills, small reptiles and amphibians, variety of fish and sharks). Penguin experience (future exhibit) also preferred.

 

Physical:

●    Precise hand-eye coordination is required for the gentle capture/restraint of animals in an aquatic environment.

●    Ability to work outside in hot and humid Florida weather conditions

●    Ability to spend the majority of the workday walking, standing, bending and lifting.

●    Capable of climbing and working from ladders

●    Tolerance to work around noisy machinery & equipment

●    Ability to work in confined spaces

●    Tolerance for the smell of fish and animal feces

●    Ability to lift and carry 60 pounds

●    Ability to lift 25 lbs. overhead

●    Capable of working with bleach and other sanitizing chemicals

●    Strength to lift a net holding 10 lbs. with one hand

●    Tolerance working with wet hands, feet and clothes every day

●    Visual acuity is required including the ability to distinguish color variations

●    Ability to receive rabies inoculations and participation in annual tuberculin skin testing will be required- Mote’s policy for working with the North American River otters.

 

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2022 Senior Aquarium Biologist”  at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm July 1, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.

Staff Biologist - Ecosystem Restoration/Grazers

Location: Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3), Summerland Key, Florida

Primary Function: This position is primarily to support Mote’s coral restoration research activities, including laboratory and aquaculture husbandry duties associated with Mote’s coral and grazer nursery systems, conducting laboratory and field research operations, outplanting of corals and other coral reef species to offshore restoration sites, field monitoring, construction and maintenance of equipment associated with those tasks, the collection, entry, and management of data in a laboratory and field setting, and assisting with the preparation of reports, manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed publications.

 

Primary Duties:

Extensive aquaculture work including husbandry and production of grazers, corals, and other associated species in laboratory, nursery, and field settings
Extensive experimental laboratory and field work involving small boat operations and SCUBA diving - set up and maintain experimental treatments, collect and enter data, assist with analysis and presentation of results in oral or poster presentations and peer-reviewed publications
Frequent collection of live animals from multiple nearshore and offshore field sites.
Underwater data collection and maintenance of underwater research structures.
Assist with literature reviews, grant proposal development, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Some travel to remote field locations and laboratory facilities may be required

Additional duties will include assisting with various tasks related to the daily operation of a full-service marine laboratory, assisting with field and lab support to visiting scientists, and assisting with outreach and education activities as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications or Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in the marine science, biological sciences, or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum SCUBA certification of Rescue Diver (Dive Master or higher preferred).
  • Meet and maintain AAUS Scientific Diver standards, including medical requirements.
  • Some knowledge of the corals and coral reef associated species of the Florida Reef Tract.
  • Valid license to drive in the State of Florida.
  • Lift heavy objects or equipment up to 50 lbs occasionally.
  • Participate in heavy physical exertion while swimming or diving or hauling gear required
  • Working knowledge of computer software (Windows, Word, Excel) for entering data required.
  • Ability to be an adaptable and collegial member of the team, self-motivated and completes assigned tasks in a timely manner.

     Normal hours are 8:00-5:00 M-F; however, weekend and evening hours will be required at times to support research and restoration objectives and experimental designs.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Previous research diving experience and AAUS Scientific Diver rating preferred.
  • Previous aquaculture and husbandry experience is preferred.
  • Prior experience operating vessels up to 25ft (USCG Captain’s License preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and report writing
  • Basic knowledge of/familiarity with analytical software (e.g., R, MatLab, SPSS, SAS, ArcGIS) preferred.

 

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2022 Staff Biologist, Grazers”  at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm July 1, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.

Aquarium Biologist I

This is an entry level position. An Aquarium Biologist I should have a proven interest in pursuing a career in animal husbandry in a public aquarium. An Aquarium Biologist I serves as an animal care taker responsible for the overall health, appearance, maintenance and cleanliness of aquariums and animals. In addition, an Aquarium Biologist I may handle the supervision and training of Interns and/or an assigned aquarium volunteer. Working with the husbandry staff, an Aquarium Biologist I helps in maintaining the living collections of the Aquarium. This classification requires a sensible knowledge of animal behavior through education or commensurate experience. An Aquarium Biologist I is expected to be able to maintain all animals under his or her care, noting unusual behavior and health, and reporting these observations to their supervisor. Associated with animal care an Aquarium Biologist I will possess some capacity to trouble-shoot basic life support system problems. At a minimum, an Aquarium Biologist I must hold simple people handling skills as well as animal husbandry skills.

 

General Duties:

Animal maintenance tasks may include, but are not limited to, preparation of food (including medicated and special diets), performing water quality tests, collection of specimens, conducting regular SCUBA assisted diving for exhibit cleaning, preparation of chemicals, mixing synthetic seawater, cleaning of filters and aquarium viewing surfaces, cleaning of food preparation room, performing water changes, and gravel vacuuming. This position will be responsible for the husbandry of a variety of animals including but not limited to include fish, invertebrates, and reptiles. Other tasks not directly related to animal care may include but are not limited to daily record keeping, maintenance of life support equipment, set up and breakdown of exhibit aquariums, participation in the exhibit development process, and keeping work areas clean and equipment organized. This position may require participation in continuing education which would involve travel to out of town locations.

 

Working Hours:

Normal hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with one hour for lunch and will include weekend and holiday hours. Occasional longer daily hours or evening hours may be required to complete specific tasks.

Employee should not exceed 40 hour per week without prior approval from a supervisor.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Licenses and Certifications –

Valid Florida Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification or the ability to attain it in 6 months Rescue SCUBA Diver certification or the ability to attain it in 6 months

Education –

Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience –

Employment, internship, or a substantial amount of volunteer hours in a public aquarium, zoo or related institution is required.

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2022 Aquarium Biologist I”  at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm July 1, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.

 

Ocean Engineer/Instrument Specialist

The Ocean Technology Program of Mote Marine Laboratory has an opening for a full-time, Ocean Engineer/Instrument Specialist. The successful candidate should have a BS, or MS (preferred) in ocean engineering, electrical engineering, oceanography/marine science or equivalent, with experience in instrumentation for marine science. Experience in interdisciplinary research, biogeochemical measurements and instrumentation, optics, autonomous instrument platforms, and/or ocean observing systems will be advantageous. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated capability to conceive, design and implement instrumentation or device intended for an application in their field of study. Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, optical or computer technology will be a rated metric in the selection process.

The successful candidate will work with an engineering and ocean technology team to design, construct, deploy and maintain ocean instrumentation for autonomous platforms (Teledyne Webb gliders), fixed stations, and other novel platforms. Our team participates in regional and national activities supporting the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, and Mote’s existing Sarasota Operations – Coastal Ocean Observing System (SO-COOL). The hire will be at the Instrument Specialist or Ocean Engineer level (commensurate with qualifications).  Also expected to report findings in significant peer reviewed professional publications and participate in professional organizations and meetings.

The position also affords the opportunity for hosting visiting scientists, interactions with scientists from multiple disciplines at Mote, oversight of student interns and volunteers. Mote Scientists may serve as Courtesy Faculty at various colleges and universities, as well as sharing information to the public to enhance understanding about Mote’s Ocean Technology Research.

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2022 Ocean Engineer/Instrument Specialist”  at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm September 30, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.