Launched in 2016, The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life (ACCOL) represents the research and conservation division of the New England Aquarium (NEAq). With the overarching goal to transform science into action, the ACCOL builds on the NEAq’s nearly 50-year legacy of pioneering research and stakeholder conservation engagement to strengthen the health and resilience of our oceans.
We seek a dynamic and accomplished senior research scientist with a proven fundraising and publication record in the broad realm of conservation physiology/medicine to chair and lead the ACCOL’s Marine Animal Stress and Ocean Health (MSOH) Program. Regardless of the biological level of organization of his/her research, we particularly seek a candidate with deep experience running a program that scales to the marine population and/or ecosystem level. This individual is expected to integrate his/her own established research program into a successful ACCOL legacy program/laboratory in stress and reproductive endocrinology, health assessment and ocean health. He/she is also expected to incorporate and collaborate with other research/conservation efforts in conservation physiology and veterinary medicine across the ACCOL/NEAq, and to lead a multidisciplinary team of investigators. This position will report directly to The Chief Scientist of the ACCOL, and directly manage at least 2-3 technical and Ph.D. level research staff.
While salary coverage is available for this position, ACCOL Chairs/senior scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized ocean conservation research programs.