Senior Scientist

for the

Census of Marine Life

The Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), a non-profit corporation ( is seeking a dedicated individual to act as a Senior Scientist for the Census of Marine Life (CoML), an exciting new international research program that will focus on the diversity, distribution and abundance of life in the oceans.

The Senior Scientist will act as a full-time scientific and technical advisor to the Census of Marine Life Secretariat at CORE and will support and implement scientific activities of the Census of Marine Life Secretariat with a key focus on expanding national and international sponsorship of the program. Specific activities will include working with the CoML Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) to develop a Science Implementation Plan based on the Scientific Strategy; acting as an advocate for the CoML with potential research sponsors; working with international, national and intergovernmental program sponsors and the research community to develop and coordinate a large field-based scientific research program; and acting as a spokesperson for CoML at meetings and conferences.

The applicant must have a Ph.D in marine ecology, biological oceanography or related field and 10-15 years experience in marine research, preferably at a research institution. The applicant should have experience in building national and international organizational support for basic research and in developing large scientific programs with links to universities, government agencies and international groups. The candidate should also have a keen interest in working with people from many backgrounds around the world and should be dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the oceans.

This is a full-time position, located in the Washington, DC area with two years of support anticipated. However, depending on the candidate's qualifications, it is possible that the position could be less than full time (but at least 75 percent) and the candidate could be located at a university or other location if it is of benefit to the CoML. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications.

Please send an application letter, complete CV/Resume and list of references to Administrative Manager, Attn: CORE SSCOML, Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, Suite 800, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036-2102. The deadline for this application is 30 November 2000. EOE M/F/D/V