A Dream Job in Social Media and the Oceans Awaits

If you have been following me on Twitter or Instagram, then you know that I am having the time of my life down here in southern Louisiana in my dream job as the Executive Director of a marine laboratory (LUMCON).  I mean seriously my job comes with fan boat rides.

#imonaboat well #imonafanboat

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But here is thing, I want to give another lucky person their dream job. Fan boats, the beautiful Southern Lousiana wetlands and coast, large research vessels, ROVs, drones, tons of wildlife, and of course an open door to some of the best marine science out there. You could have access to it all and get paid.

Wait? What?  No seriously, I need someone to experience it all and then fill LUMCON’s social media feeds with this awesomeness.  You get a nice paycheck and an awesome boss, me, who you will never need to explain the importance of social media to.

But seriously, this is a fantastic position with all the support a science communicator could hope for and the opportunity to build a social media program from the ground during a exciting growth face of marine research lab.

Apply now!



Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.