Research Scientist

Organization: Sea Research Foundation/Mystic Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Mystic, CT, United States
Job or Internship: Job


JOB SUMMARY: Demonstrate excellent representation of the aquarium at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and a team work focused work ethic. Writes grants for secures finds funding for animal health related research projects focused on but not limited to immunology, neuroendocrinology, molecular and cell biology. Carries out the research in the field and laboratory and performs appropriate laboratory and statistical analyses. Relays findings in the form of scientific reports and presentations. Offers and carries out diagnostic services related to the research analyses. Serves on graduate student committees and as adjunct faculty at other institutions.

REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in the biological sciences and/or the equivalent experience. Must have at least1- 2 years postdoctoral traineeship(s). Supervisory experience a plus. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Working knowledge of statistical, graphics and database programs desired. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, have a willingness to learn, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.


Perform appropriate research techniques in the laboratory unsupervised.

Develop new assays in conjunction with research projects.

Perform data entry and analysis and literature searches.

Relay research objectives, progress and results in formats such as written scientific abstracts, manuscripts, reports, statistics, graphs and presentations.

Supervise students who are assisting in the laboratory.

Assist with organization and maintenance of the laboratory.

Serve on graduate student committees.

Serve as adjunct faculty at other institutions.

Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Sea Research Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer