Ocean Career: Ocean Engineer/Instrument Specialist at Mote Marine Laboratory

The Ocean Technology Program of Mote Marine Laboratory has an opening for a full-time, Ocean Engineer/Instrument Specialist.

The successful candidate should have a BS, or MS (preferred) in ocean engineering, electrical engineering, oceanography/marine science or equivalent, with experience in instrumentation for marine science. Experience in interdisciplinary research, biogeochemical measurements and instrumentation, optics, autonomous instrument platforms, and/or ocean observing systems will be advantageous. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated capability to conceive, design and implement instrumentation or device intended for an application in their field of study. Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, optical or computer technology will be a rated metric in the selection process.

The successful candidate will work with an engineering and ocean technology team to design, construct, deploy and maintain ocean instrumentation for autonomous platforms (Teledyne Webb gliders), fixed stations, and other novel platforms. Our team participates in regional and national activities supporting the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, and Mote’s existing Sarasota Operations – Coastal Ocean Observing System (SO-COOL). The hire will be at the Instrument Specialist or Ocean Engineer level (commensurate with qualifications). Also expected to report findings in significant peer reviewed professional publications and participate in professional organizations and meetings.

The position also affords the opportunity for hosting visiting scientists, interactions with scientists from multiple disciplines at Mote, oversight of student interns and volunteers. Mote Scientists may serve as Courtesy Faculty at various colleges and universities, as well as sharing information to the public to enhance understanding about Mote’s Ocean Technology Research.

Interested applicants should apply online (before 5pm September 30, 2022) by choosing “2022 Ocean Engineer/Instrument Specialist” here 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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.

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