Aquarium Biologist Needed
Statistics is looking for an Aquarium Biologist to provide support
services to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Northeast Fisheries Science Center Science Aquarium, in Woods Hole, MA. The
Science Aquarium is open to the public and displays marine animals typically found
in Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters.
The successful candidate must be experienced and qualified to carry out
husbandry duties for the many animals and exhibits offer to visitors at the
Woods Hole Science Aquarium. The Aquarium Biologist must demonstrate significant
knowledge of husbandry practices, and must be able to lead and mentor volunteers and
interns in the performances of these practices. The Aquarium Biologist must have the ability to
make quick, effective decisions regarding the welfare of animals, staff and
guests. The Aquarium Biologist must display
attention to detail while providing the best care possible to collection
animals. He or she must be able to integrate information, knowledge, and direction
quickly, must be alert and make sound,
independent judgment, and must demonstrate the ability to accurately
perform job duties.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. If requested,
reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
for and maintain aquatic animal collection and exhibits.
routine husbandry procedures to maintain federal and institutional
observation of animal collection for injury, illness, aggression, stress,
breeding activity, diet intake.
preparation, animal feeding and cleaning of animal facilities and
restocking of feed supplies as needed and as prescribed.
in the daily behavioral husbandry, operant conditioning and enrichment of marine
operation of life support systems, perform daily water quality testing.
- Maintain excellent written and verbal
communication with co-workers, vet staff; maintain accurate daily reports and
as mentor and role model for volunteers and interns.
assist and oversee work of volunteers/interns, and ensure their safety
while performing these duties.
informal and formal presentations when needed.
all other duties as needed to keep aquarium operational.
Qualifications and Skills
A Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology, Zoology,
Biology or related field is required, with a minimum of four years of full-time
relevant work experience. Experience with animal training and public presentations is required, as is basic knowledge of life support systems and water quality
position requires schedule flexibility and working weekends/holidays is required. The position is full-time for one year, with the possibility of extension. The rate of pay is $21-23.60/hr and the position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.
of marine life behavior, physiology, general biology, nutritional
requirements and animal identification.
- Excellent observational and time
- Ability to diagnose and solve
problems, and to follow through with completion of tasks.
self-starter who needs minimal oversight.
- Able to work independently and make decisions consistent with aquarium
operational protocols, procedures and guidelines.
strong analytical skills.
to work well with others in a team-based environment.
- Ability to work in cold, wet environment.
- Ability to take responsibility for working in a safe manner at all times. Properly use, and keep in good order, all personal protective
equipment (PPE) supplied to them as protection from recognized hazards. Report any unsafe condition.
- Possess and apply a working knowledge of all Facility wide, and Department
specific, safety procedures that relate to their position, including, but
not limited to: Emergency Evacuation, Lockdown Procedure, and Fire
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