Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences invites applications for Senior Research Scientists (SRSs). Our new strategic plan calls for hiring six new SRSs over the next five years to lead transformative, interdisciplinary research that advances Bigelow Laboratory’s mission. We seek candidates in the following, broad research areas: (1) the ocean’s genetic potential, (2) ocean-climate interactions, and (3) the foundation of ocean food webs. Particularly encouraged are applicants who increase the breadth of the Laboratory’s scientific portfolio and approaches, including those on the periphery of marine sciences. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field. We will consider candidates at all levels of their career progression. Strong candidates will have demonstrated capability to acquire external funding and lead scientific programs appropriate to their career stage.  We welcome applications from candidates who will bring to their research the perspective that comes from a nontraditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education. Dual-career applicants are welcome. Bigelow Laboratory is a “soft money” institution where SRSs have the freedom to pursue their own funded research and entrepreneurial portfolio that advances the institutional mission. SRSs also have opportunities to participate in Bigelow Laboratory’s sponsored teaching and mentoring activities. SRSs receive institutional salary support to engage in governance and administrative activities associated with the Laboratory’s unique operational model. Salary and start-up packages are based upon current career level, but are negotiable. For full consideration, the application should be received by September 15, 2020.