Research Biologist Position Available - Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc. - East Falmouth, MA

Position Description

Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc. (CFF) is seeking a motivated research biologist with experience designing and conducting fisheries surveys to join our team. The selected candidate will possess outstanding oral and written communication skills and excellent problem-solving abilities. Additionally, they will demonstrate the ability to work well in a professional, team-oriented environment.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Plan and lead at-sea research trips, communicate with fishing vessel captains and manage all aspects of the project research trips (scheduling, personnel, permitting, and data collection, management and analyses)
  • Search for funding opportunities and write grant proposals (including budgets and scopes of work for collaborators)
  • Write technical reports
  • Assume an active leadership role in project development and identification of new research opportunities
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in scientific journals
  • Provide support on various other CFF projects as needed


  • M.S. or Ph. D. in a scientific discipline (e.g. biology, marine science, environmental science, or a related field preferred)
  • 2 or more years of relevant experience managing research projects required
  • Ability to identify important commercial marine species required
  • Extensive at-sea experience preferred and seaworthiness required
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, bend, stretch, and stand for extended periods of time
  • Proficient in using the following programs: ArcGIS and Microsoft Access
  • Statistical analysis experience preferred
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload and participate at-sea as needed
  • Excellent writing, communication, strategic thinking, and interpersonal skills


CFF offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees. Compensation is based upon work experience and qualifications.

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references to This position will remain open until filled. Start date is negotiable. 

Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc (CFF) is a non-profit research foundation based in East Falmouth, MA. CFF conducts and supports scientific research and educational activities that promote sustainable fisheries operations, local small-scale agriculture and aquaculture, and renewable energy sources for the benefit of the present and future public. For more information go to our website