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Biologist 1 - Full-time

Posted: June 7, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
New England Aquarium
3 Year

New England Aquarium

Biologist 1 - Full-time

The New England Aquarium (NEAq) is a non-profit organization that responds to and rehabilitates stranded sea turtles. NEAq maintains a sea turtle rehabilitation hospital within our Animal Care Center (ACC) in Quincy, Massachusetts. The ACC also houses a modern necropsy lab. The Aquarium's mission is to provide rapid response and humane care to stranded sea turtles and to conduct research and education, ultimately with the intention of releasing rehabilitated animals back to the wild. The Aquarium's Rescue program is one of the oldest in the country, and triages on average 400 sea turtles annually. The Biologist I is responsible for providing care to sea turtles collected through our Rescue Program.

This is a full-time regular position offering a comprehensive benefits package. The weekly schedule will be four 10-hour days. At least one weekend day must be worked each week. The hours are 8a - 6:30p EST, with some flexibility on the start and end times each day. Work must be conducted on-site, and availability to work some holidays and occasional overnights, early mornings, and late night hours is required.


  1. Under the direction of the senior staff, organizes daily husbandry and medical treatment plans for hospital patients. Performs exams, gives injections, treats wounds, collects blood samples.
  2. Provides oversight of the volunteers/interns in daily husbandry activities.
  3. Under the direction of the senior staff assists with federal reporting obligations, create and update records for all animals assessed through the program and meets reporting deadlines.
  4. Assists in the upkeep of the rescue/rehab animal care hospital area including but not limited to, coordinating general maintenance, and constructing and maintaining life support systems.
  5. Under direction of Senior staff places orders for the department.
  6. Provides scheduled 24-hour rescue hotline coverage.
  7. Assists with necropsies on deceased sea turtles using the prescribed methods and forms.
  8. Performs other position-related duties, as assigned.


Minimum Training and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus on biological sciences or veterinary technology preferred.
  • 1-3 years experience in sea turtle, strandings, or related field experience required.
  • Clinical experience with sea turtles is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • General ability to learn, think and make decisions quickly while multi-tasking.
  • General knowledge of biology, anatomy and animal behavior.
  • Basic knowledge of animal care and husbandry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and ACCESS software.
  • Previous exposure to aquariums, or animal care.
  • A working understanding of life support systems and equipment.

For more information and to apply online please visit:

New England Aquarium is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC. Here we foster a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to engage and inspire a broad audience with our efforts to protect the blue planet, and we believe a diverse workforce provides experiences, skills, and perspectives that enrich our programs, strengthen problem-solving, add creativity, and enhance our work environment.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Experience Required

1-3 years


$20.74 - $20.75 per hour

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

New England Aquarium
Quincy, MA

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