The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) has emerged as a catalyst for solutions to complex challenges at the nexus of Maine's marine ecosystem and our economy. GMRI is widely respected as one of the top marine research institutions in the Northeast (USA). Our fusion of science, education, and community gives us range to effect change from multiple directions. Our objectivity and commitment to collaboration make us the go-to organization for communities grappling with contentious political issues and new business systems. We are making a long-term investment in science literacy as a cornerstone of a 21st century economy by providing programs to ignite the curiosity, ambition, innovation, and problem-solving potential of Maine's next generation.
GMRI is seeking a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) to lead its research group. GMRI has established a multi-disciplinary research team with expertise in fisheries ecology, biological oceanography, fish behavior and gear design, ecosystem modeling, population dynamics, and resource economics focused on fishery ecosystem research issues. The team has both natural and social science interests relevant to current Gulf of Maine issues, and commitments to collaborating with marine stakeholders.
The CSO will work with GMRI's Management Team and staff to oversee, support, and ensure implementation of our Research programs and organizational strategic plan. The successful candidate will work closely with GMRI's Community and Education staff to expand GMRI's convening, education, and innovation support work. The CSO will also plan for new marine resource challenges and opportunities as they emerge through researching and piloting initiatives that enable GMRI to meet its strategic goals.
The roles and responsibilities will include an evolving mix of:
1. Leading a Dynamic Research Team:
2. Sustaining GMRI as a strong, rapidly growing entity:
3. Build partnerships and Collaborations:
4. Maintain active professional scientific interests and a personal research program
This appointment is based at our lab in Portland, Maine (USA). The projected start date is January 2014. Compensation will be competitive and depend on qualifications. GMRI offers an excellent benefit package.
For more information: GMRI Chief Scientific Officer Specification
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