Analytical Chemist, Ecotoxicology

Posted: 06/09/2024

The Ecotoxicology Program at Mote Marine Laboratory is seeking an analytical chemist to join a diverse team of scientists investigating synergistic effects on marine life from exposure to multiple stressors, including natural biotoxins (HABs), toxic organic pollutants (pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and other endocrine disrupting compounds) in association with natural and anthropogenic stressors, including climate change. Current projects address investigations into the source, fate and effects of toxic substances in the coastal marine environment, including coral reef communities. These studies include trophic transfer, bioaccumulation and persistence of natural biotoxins as well as anthropogenic contaminants in water, air and marine organisms. The chemist will participate in the design and testing of innovative technologies for controlled lab tsts and in situ detection of toxic substances, working with colleagues and stakeholders to assess and reduce risk to marine life and public health.
Mote Marine Laboratory is celebrating its 69th anniversary as an independent, non-profit international marine research and education facility with 29 diverse research programs, an impactful array of K-12, undergraduate STEM education/outreach and graduate research programs, including the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, NSF-sponsored Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation Centers of Excellence. Mote has a staff of over 260 members (40 PhD-level) and a group of 1,500 volunteers at its main campus in Sarasota Florida, along with five additional campuses/facilities including a marine and freshwater aquaculture research park, International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration in Summerland Key, coral restoration nursery in Islamorada, and a future Science Education Aquarium under construction in Sarasota.
The chemist position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry, or equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years experience and proficiency in laboratory techniques, focusing on HPLC-MS/MS, and GLC- MS. The position requires the ability to work with other scientists, including chemists, toxicologists and biologists, to design and implement a broad range of research projects encompassing controlled laboratory conditions as well as natural field studies.  The chemist must have a command of statistical analysis for data verification and the ability to prepare reports, with the ability to work as part of a team, as well as innovative, independent research. The position involves interactions with scientists from multiple disciplines at Mote, student interns, and visiting scientists.
Applications will be reviewed immediately with an ideal start date by July 3.  The position is full time, with a competitive annual salary and annual merit raises.  Benefits include partially-subsidized health insurance, with family options available. an opt-in retirement plan with employer matching, leaves for holidays, illness, vacation, and others.
Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing 2024 Ecotoxicology Analytical Chemist, at or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm June 26, 2024.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.

Position Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $61,000 - $100,000/year

Employer Type: Private Company

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