The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is an independent marine research, education, and community institution located in Portland, Maine. We pioneer collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. We investigate dynamic ocean systems, from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. We leverage our regional significance as a testbed for adapting to environmental change. We are dedicated to the resilience of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that depend on it.
The Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at GMRI will lead a multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists conducting marine research to better understand and steward the Gulf of Maine ecosystem—from its physical dynamics to its human communities. The CSO will apply a systems approach to develop scientific priorities, conduct research, pioneer collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges, and help shape the conversation around climate change and ecosystem sustainability at the local, national, and international levels. Equally important, the successful candidate will be joining an entrepreneurial and energetic management team that embraces a collegial and collaborative culture around strategic planning, organizational policy development, and decision-making, and strives to achieve applied solutions and knowledge transfer through innovative, out of the box thinking.
Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Lead a team of world-class scientists conducting marine research to better understand and steward the Gulf of Maine ecosystem—from its physical dynamics to human communities. Key activities include:
2. Lead an active personal research program that is relevant and impactful in the Gulf of Maine bioregion and beyond, and that contributes to GMRI strategy. Key activities include:
3. Contribute to the creative leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and collaborative environment of a strong, evolving nonprofit entity. Key activities include:
4. Represent GMRI and its research programs externally to share knowledge, leverage relationships, and increase impact.
Key activities include:
GMRI is searching for candidates with vision, deep expertise, and demonstrated leadership capability to lead GMRI’s Research Team and share leadership of our entire organization during a period of enormous challenge and opportunity. Required qualifications include:
Additional preferred qualifications include:
The final candidate may have the literal qualifications summarized above or an eclectic background that provides the insight, leadership, entrepreneurial bent, and management, communication, organizational skills required to excel in this position.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute has a long-standing policy and commitment to providing equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes, and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. GMRI's employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
Applicants and employees are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify their race/ethnicity, gender, disability status and veteran status to assist GMRI in fulfilling various data reporting requirements of the federal government. This self-identification is completely voluntary, will be kept strictly confidential and separate from your application data, and used only to meet federal reporting requirements. Providing or declining to provide this information will not result in adverse action of any kind.
Salary and Benefits:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected.