Marine Biologist Job Description

marine biologist job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Marine Biologist Job Description

Marine BiologistA marine biologist is a scientist who specializes in studying marine life.

Marine biologists study marine life that live both on land and underwater, such as fishes, birds, mammals, and plants.

They also study the oceans and seas and marine life that lives in them, such as planktons and fish.

Marine biologists use many different scientific methods to learn about marine life.

Marine biologists use observation, experimentation, and experiments, as well as computer models.

Marine biologists also study how organisms depend on one another to survive, and marine biologists study how environmental factors impact organisms.

They study the effects of pollution and

Job Brief:

We’re looking for Marine Biologist to help us study the ocean and the creatures that live there. Marine biologists conduct research on the behavior, ecology and physiology of marine organisms, including fish, mammals, reptiles, birds, crabs, clams and coral. They may study the effects of pollution on marine life, the interaction between marine life and the ocean environment, and the reproductive and developmental biology of marine organisms.

Marine Biologist Duties:

  • Develop and review programs for biological, chemical, and physical studies related to water quality and aquatic habitat
  • Develop and execute monitoring and sampling programs
  • Develop, implement, and oversee environmental programs
  • Provide scientific support to engineering and other technical personnel
  • Assist with planning, design, and field investigation
  • Provide expert advice on environmental matters
  • Provide direction and guidance to junior staff members
  • Develop, implement, and oversee environmental management programs
  • Develop, implement, and oversee environmental monitoring
  • Assist with the preparation of environmental assessments, reports, and plans
  • Assist in the development of methods and procedures for evaluating and monitoring environmental quality
  • Participate in the development of environmental policy
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Provide scientific and technical expertise in managing environmental projects
  • Provide input on the development of environmental policies
  • Provide input on the development of environmental

Marine Biologist Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain written and procedural marine biological protocols to ensure compliance with state and federal agencies
  • Ensure compliance of laboratories, equipment, documentation, and procedures
  • Plan, organize, and oversee marine biological studies, sampling, production, storage, and shipping
  • Plan and conduct surveys to identify biological resources
  • Execute field projects and ship samples to laboratories for processing
  • Create and oversee collection of environmental data, including water quality samples, fish samples, and habitat surveys
  • Train and supervise marine biologists, technicians, and assistants
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and stakeholder meetings
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences (preferably marine biology, marine science, zoology, etc.)
  • 3+ years’ proven experience in the marine industry
  • Experience in fish and wildlife management, and knowledge of marine ecosystems
  • Knowledge and experience with various marine equipment and

At Company Name, we’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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