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Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute Inc.
Gloucester, Massachusetts (US)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jul 29, 2022

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Life Sciences, Marine Science
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
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Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute seeks candidates for the position of Chief Scientific Officer based in Gloucester, MA.

GMGI has dramatically increased the prominence of its scientific research in marine genomics. Having established a world-class research program over the last eight years, GMGI is positioned for substantial growth and seeks a visionary scientific leader who can lead the organization’s research with a clear, integrated strategic direction for long-term success. The Chief Scientific Officer will shape the vision, impact and strategic direction of the organization to enable the recruitment of both junior and senior research scientists. The CSO will consider the interplay of GMGI’s expertise in marine genetics and genomics, its research, educational and commercial strengths, as well as the evolving ecosystem of biomedical research. While honoring Gloucester's unique culture and history, the CSO will drive the organization forward with insight and creativity to a bold vision of its future, while also leading with clarity and a strong "human" touch.

The CSO will be responsible for the overall scientific direction of the Institute, establishing key strategic goals and setting organizational performance expectations. The successful candidate is expected to have an international reputation and well-funded research program. They will create the necessary environment, processes and infrastructure to discuss and make critical strategic, financial and scientific decisions.

Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) addresses critical challenges facing our oceans, human health and the environment through innovative scientific research and education. By bringing world-class science and transformative workforce development to Gloucester’s historic waterfront, GMGI is catalyzing the regional economy. Founded in 2013, a strategy triad guides our work and includes: a state-of-the-art research institute where we conduct marine research powered by genomics; the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy, a hands-on vocational program which trains young adults to become biotech lab technicians; and our science community, expanding the local economy as we build a vibrant science hub on Cape Ann.

GMGI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. In addition to researching diversity in our oceans, GMGI is committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and classrooms. We know that varied backgrounds and experiences stimulates discussion and new ideas. We are taking action on diversity, equity and inclusion by providing substantial training opportunities to increase self-awareness as an organization, and building a team of staff and students from uniquely different backgrounds.

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