Adjunct Research Scientist (75363)



The University of Florida's Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience and Sea Turtle Hospital is hiring an Adjunct Research Scientist to seek funding opportunities for marine conservation and endangered species rehabilitation. Primary responsibilities include seeking and pursuing grant opportunities that are relevant to various marine organisms, with a particular focus on endangered sea turtles, from state, national and international agencies, which will contribute to the conservation objectives of the facility and support its research programs. The incumbent is expected to capture existing activities at the Whitney Laboratory and appropriately articulate this work and objectives for the funding proposals. We seek an Adjunct Research Scientist that can leverage current activities of the Sea Turtle Hospital and habitat restoration and restocking initiatives to seek and apply to funding opportunities that support the mission of Whitney Laboratory.

In addition to the above, the adjunct research scientist will also contribute to strategic planning of the conservation-orientated activities of the Whitney Lab. They will seek funding mechanisms, prepare proposals and work with the grant administrator to correctly submit this work. The incumbent will be the lead proprietor in submitting these applications and must have the capacity to work independently and collaboratively to complete submissions. All funding opportunities will be submitted through Whitney Lab's internal grant manager and relevant UF Offices to the appropriate agency. This research scientist position may provide opportunities to coordinate with marine bioscience research programs to identify potential funding sources and undergo grant approval processes. Contributions to scientific publications and to outreach publications aimed at a broader general readership may also be required in this post.

The incumbent must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, have experience with both in-situ and ex-situ animal conservation, and is required to have 10+ years of published research experience in endangered animal behavioral ecology and conservation fields. Excellent written English is required, and the applicant should have substantial experience in writing, editing and proofreading scientific grant applications, manuscripts, theses and publications for both specialized audiences and general readership. Familiarity with the research, conservation and outreach activities carried out at Whitney Lab will be highly advantageous for this position, as will experience of working on local and international projects. The successful applicant will have excellent organizational skills, the ability to work on a range of projects and will coordinate with multiple individuals to achieve the required goals of this position.

  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. and B.Sc. in a natural science. Certification in proofreading. Experience in grant applications, scientific publication, and public outreach publication, with a minimum of 10 published peer-reviewed articles.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Project management experience. Certification in statistics. Familiarity with the research at the Whitney Lab and Sea Turtle Hospital.


Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references or three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on June 14 and will continue until a sufficient applicant pool has been established.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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