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Marine Scientist

Oceana, INC.
Washington D.C.
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Policy / Legal
Job Level
Mid level
Salary Type
Employment Type

Are you passionate about the oceans, scientific research, and data analysis with experience in marine conservation and climate change? Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans and stopping the expansion of offshore drilling to make a difference on climate change to ensure that coastal communities and ecosystems can thrive? Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect our oceans. 

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 clear goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy changes in countries that govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish and stop drilling and pollution. 

As a key member of the Climate & Energy team, the Marine Scientist helps develop the scientific foundation for Oceana’s U.S. effort to stop offshore drilling and policy initiatives on climate and energy issues. Our team values diversity in backgrounds and experiences and we strive to build on and complement each other’s skills to create an inclusive and supportive team that together can fulfill a wide range of objectives and responsibilities for the organization.  

The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in marine science and policy or a related field and at least two years’ work experience (or equivalent qualifications) and has experience working and building relationships across different cultures and working to meet tight deadlines, completing unexpected projects, collaborating with members of a professional staff, and effectively managing a demanding workload.  The Marine Scientist will serve as primary subject matter expert and technical lead on offshore drilling and climate policy efforts, and will research, write, edit, and present and help develop materials for internal and external audiences, collaborate with experts in the field, and contribute to research and publications to advance in support of Oceana’s campaign goals.    

Click “Apply Now” to learn more the specific responsibilities associated with this position. 

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 employees to provide proof of 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.

Oceana's US offices have operated on a hybrid schedule and staff have been required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday. Oceana continually evaluates safety protocols and updates our practices on an ongoing basis based on the CDC community level color coding system of green, yellow and red.

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