Aquarium Biologist Needed

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Integrated 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.

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 testing.

This 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.

Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office.

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