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Graduate Job Opportunities


Local Unpaid Summer Internship @ NSIL in Pascagoula, MS

*Chemistry Analysis of fish for selenium and moisture content

NSIL is currently conducting selenium analyses in more than 100 various seafood species normally found in the U.S. Markets.

Selenium is an essential trace element that is toxic at high levels but it plays an important role in human health such as thyroid, immune system, cardiovascular functions.

Recent studies show selenium intake can aid in the sequestering of mercury in the system. Mercury has a strong binding affinity to selenium and can form a mercury-selenium bound substance that can not be readily absorbed in the body, which limits the amount of harmful mercury absorbed.

Method uses very sensitive atomic fluorescence spectroscopy

The intern will complete various trainings such as: GLP (Good Laboratory Practices), Safety, Calibrations, Sample Preparation, Standard and Reagent Preparation, ISO 17025 Requirements, Document Control, SOPs, Safety Data Sheets, and Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry, Ethics, Cybersecurity.

Week 1: General onboarding tasks, safety briefs/training, SDS, ISO 17025 basics, database training

Week 2: Method training

Week 3: Method training/Authorization

Week 4-8: Sample Analysis

Last week: Perform presentation of work

*Applications due by May 3 with CV or resume

* email to or, Chemistry Technical Lead

*Must sign Student Volunteer Service Agreement

*Candidate selected by May 17, 2024

*Start date May 28 - End date Aug 2

The Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program (PPBEP) is hiring for a Project Coordinator position! This position will oversee two legacy projects -the Pensacola Bay Oyster Restoration Initiative and the Carpenter Creek Restoration. Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges between $52,000-$65,000. Apply through April 19. Please share with your networks!

The National Sea Grant Office is seeking to fill at least one Management and Program Analyst (ZA-0343-03) position. This position(s) will serve as a Program officer for one or more Sea Grant programs, as well as manage a topical area (ie. extension or interdisciplinary work). This position(s) is within NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research located in Silver Spring, Maryland

The NSGO provides leadership and oversight for the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant), which is a network of 34 university-based programs that work to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine, and Great Lakes resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment. 

We encourage anyone interested to apply to one or more of the announcements below. The announcements are open for 10 days - 3/1/2024 - 3/11/2024.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Position:  M.S. Assistantship – Fish studies in rocky-reef marine protected areas in Northern California

Closing Date:  Feb 18, 2024

Location:  Cal Poly Humboldt (formerly Humboldt State University), Department of Fisheries Biology, Arcata, California

Summary: Seeking a masters student to assist in hook-and-line fishing surveys of rocky reef MPAs and paired reference sites along the Northern California coast as part of the state-wide California Cooperative Fisheries Research Program. The student will develop a research project that builds upon past research and contributes to our understanding of fish ecology, MPA effectiveness, and environmental drivers of fish populations. 

Preferred Qualifications: B.S. in fisheries, marine biology, or related field; highly motivated and independent; experience collecting scientific data on vessels; strong communication and quantitative skills

See full details here: 

To apply: Email cover letter, CV, transcripts, GRE scores (if available), and contact info for three references to 

Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP) is seeking a part-time Project Coordinator to improve the water quality and fish habitat in the waters of coastal Alabama by coordinating all facets of the Eagle Reef Project.

The position will be responsible for project coordination for the purposes of installing oyster “mini” reefs within the Alabama coastal waters. The Project Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and work with the staff and Board of  Directors to develop and execute aspects of the project, including communications, serving as liaison with the Science Committee and fundraising. Deploying 1000 Eagle Reefs will result in filtering up to 7.3 billion gallons of water annually and create habitats that result in thousands of fish and crabs per year in our coastal waters.

This is a part-time (15-20 hours per week) position. Students are encouraged to apply (preferably graduate students or Junior/Seniors). Most working hours will be between 8 a.m. and  5 p.m. and will require occasional early morning, evening meetings and weekend work. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Excellent organization and communication skills are required. Marine or environmental science knowledge is beneficial, but not required.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to More information about the Eagle Reef Project is available at

PEP is a coalition of business and education leaders committed to strong economic development balanced with the conservation and restoration of the natural resources that make coastal Alabama a unique and desirable place to live, work and raise a family.

The FWC Freshwater Fisheries Research office in Gainesville, FL currently has an open Fish & Wildlife Biological Scientist II position. This is a Career Service position with great benefits including paid time off, employer retirement contributions, and health insurance! For more information, please see the job announcement at the following link: Freshwater Fisheries Biologist – Gainesville 


If you are interested, please apply through the website linked above by January 26th, 2024. Feel free to reach out to Chris Anderson ( with any questions.

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for the 2024 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship Program. This program's mission is to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies and other key NOAA partners. The nine fellowship positions start in August 2024 and are available with the California Coastal Commission, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the coastal programs in Connecticut, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington, and two of our Digital Coast partners, including the Association of State Floodplain Managers (in partnership with the Coastal States Organization) and the Nature Conservancy. Eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, and guidance on how to apply can be found on the fellowship website.
For the 2024 fellowship, applicants must complete a master’s or other advanced degree at an accredited U.S. university between August 1, 2022, and July 31, 2024, to be eligible. A broad range of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are varied among the host organizations. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.  
Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant office in the state where you received your degree by Friday, January 26, 2024. Students from states other than Mississippi or Alabama should contact their local Sea Grant program for alternate instructions.
An interview with Dr. Swann to discuss your application will be scheduled after your application materials are received.
Potential candidates are required to contact me for more detailed application instructions such as file formats needed.  Application packages must be submitted to us by Friday, January 26, 2024.
Please contact Loretta Leist ( or LaDon Swann ( with questions.

NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) is recruiting a Research Oceanographer to fill a full time federal position in its Oceans and Climate Branch. We are seeking a Physical Oceanographer whose primary focus will be to conduct research into oceanographic impacts from wind energy development and assess implications for ecosystems on the Northeast US Shelf. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting oceanographic research using both observations and numerical models.  

This position is open at the ZP3 and ZP4 levels, located in either Woods Hole, MA or Narragansett, RI.  This vacancy is listed under both a Delegated Examining authority (open to all US citizens) and a Merit Promotion Authority (Open to current/former Federal employees with competitive status). Applications will be accepted through USA Jobs from Dec 8-22, 2023.

Major duties for this position include the following:

  • Provide scientific leadership by formulating productive research ideas, engaging on emerging issues related to wind energy development and providing the scientific foundation for management programs that have an ecosystem-based framework.
  • Design and lead investigations into regional oceanographic issues, utilizing numerical model simulations and scientific analyses of oceanographic data, with an emphasis on the oceanographic impacts of regional wind-energy development and implications for living marine resources.
  • Serve as a technical expert conducting research that requires unconventional or novel approaches for resolution, including sophisticated research techniques and tools used to develop technologies and recommendations to support assessment and management of protected and harvested species and more generally to support the development of Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management in the Northeast Region.
  • Prepare scientific papers for publication and present results at conferences and workshops. Interact with individuals, partners, communities, and industries to facilitate information flow, to assure coordination and cooperation, and to provide technical assistance in the management of living marine resources and their habitats.

Please reach out to Paula Fratantoni ( with any questions.

The Gulf Research Program’s Science Policy Fellowship program helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region.

With the guidance of a mentor, fellows delve into activities like policy development, evaluation, restoration planning, grants management, and stakeholder outreach and learn what it takes to make scientific information not just useful but usable. Meanwhile, host offices get a talented technical expert with a fresh perspective and a new network of contacts across the Gulf of Mexico region.

The Science Program is one of several program offices that hosts fellows around the Gulf for this year-long opportunity. 

Applications are due by 5 pm ET on Feb, 7, 2024. The fellowship begins Sept. 1, 2024. For more information on the fellowship and application process, contact the Gulf Research Program at

Science Policy Fellowship Applications
Applications Open: November 1, 2023
Applications Close: February 7, 2024 | 5 PM ET

Fellows who have completed a MA, MS, or MPH/MSPH degree or who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program will receive an annual stipend of $58,000. Fellows who have completed a PhD, ScD, EngD, MD, DrPH, or DVM will receive an annual stipend of $63,000.

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The announcement opens Tuesday, November 21st, 2023, and closes on Monday, December 4th, 2023. 


Description: Morgan State University’s Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL) is hiring a full-time Coastal Operations Specialist. Responsibilities include field work, vessel operation, gear deployment/retrieval, and laboratory support for four essential PEARL research programs: Blue Crab Survey, Shellfish Aquaculture, Carbon Monitoring, and Microplastics. This position requires excellent time and resource allocation; exceptional judgment in challenging and uncertain coastal conditions to ensure safe operation of vessels (20’-25’ in length); regular communication with supervisor and project leads; and guidance of PEARL undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty engaged in research and environmental monitoring.

This is a one-year term position that has the potential for continuation for an additional two years (three years total) contingent upon satisfactory performance. The annual salary rate for the position will range between $43,000-$52,000, commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications include:
- High School Diploma
- Valid Driver's License
- Maryland Boater Safety Certificate (or ability/willingness to obtain one)
- Experience operating boats/vessels for work or research purposes
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
- Willingness to work in challenging physical conditions (rain, cold, heat, wind)
- Physical strength and dexterity to captain vessel while guiding the retrieval of crab pots, oyster cages and other field equipment as necessary
- Experience with data management
- Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Preferred Qualifications
Other preferences for consideration (but not required) include:
- A bachelor's degree, advanced degree, or specialized training in a relevant scientific discipline
- U.S. Coast Guard Operator license (also known as 6-pack license)
- Experience working in a field station or biological research laboratory setting
- Support/involvement in environmental research involving undergraduate and graduate students and university faculty
- Knowledge of equipment, systems and features in marine biological research laboratories, including flow-through seawater systems, wet laboratories, and shellfish hatcheries
- Experience with the collection and management of scientific data
- Ability to diagnose/maintain/repair/operate laboratory and field equipment
- Experience launching and trailering vessels

Applications must be received through the Morgan employment website, accessible through the following link: . The application will require a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by December 11th, 2023. Questions may be addressed to Scott Knoche (

Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist III – Ocala, FL

Closing Date:  12/8/2023 

This position is part of a regional team with FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management and serves as the Fisheries Biologist III in the FWC’s Ocala Regional Office. 

For more information and to apply please visit:

Georgia DNR is currently accepting applications for two vacant biologist positions. One will be located in NW Georgia with an office in Armuchee. The other will work across the state with an office near Social Circle.  Both positions close on 11/27/2023.

Go to to find Vacancy Announcement containing position numbers 00100219 and 00100198.             

This vacancy is for the Coastal Study Area 7 Biologist Supervisor in Lake Charles, LA (Calcasieu Parish) and it closes on 11/21/23. 


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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Working Title: OPS Research Associate - 77907422
Position Number: 77907422

Salary:  $23 to $24 per hour, depending on experience 

Posting Closing Date: 11/16/2023 

This position supports the projects of FWC-FWRI’s Restoration Ecology Program. These research projects range in scope and scale, but as a member of the Restoration Ecology Program, the appointee conducts biological research related to coral reef ecosystems and their associated species (e.g., corals, urchins, sponges). The position requires extensive field work that involves SCUBA diving, trailering and operating research vessels, collecting scientific data as dictated by the experimental design of the Program’s various research and monitoring projects, and database management.

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Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Applications Due January 17, 2024

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Title: Associate Research Scientist
Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida or Gainesville, Florida
Application Deadline: 11/24/2023
To apply:
Job Description: This position designs and conducts research on the ecology, habitat, and population biology of the Florida manatee. Primary responsibilities include developing and parameterizing quantitative ecological models to provide decision-support for wildlife managers. The successful candidate will act as a project manager for characterizing manatee habitat networks, conducting risk assessments, and forecasting threats to manatee populations and their habitat. The employee will oversee data collection, management, and analysis; consult with resource managers, research partners, and other stakeholders to identify information needs, assess available data, and develop decision-support tools; actively collaborate on research teams and working groups; and present research findings through peer-reviewed publications, technical reports, and meeting presentations. Additional duties may include field work, supervision of staff, and public outreach.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and 4 years of professional experience in a related field; or a Master's degree in the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and 3 years of professional experience in a related field; or a Doctorate degree in the physical or natural sciences or mathematics and 1 year of professional experience in a related field.

4 years of professional experience in a directly related biological field or laboratory program can substitute for the required Bachelor’s degree; additional years of experience as described above are also required.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following qualifications: knowledge of the principles of experimental design, data collection and management, and ecological modeling; demonstrated experience designing and conducting field research in aquatic/marine ecology, conducting statistical analyses, and developing agent-based models; experience with scientific programming, geographic information systems (GIS), and relational database management; and demonstrated experience in technical writing and consulting with natural resource stakeholders.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required to conduct this work include: Knowledge of terminology, principles, and techniques used in wildlife research; quantitative and statistical data analysis including simulation methods, ecological models, and risk assessments; GIS concepts, technology, and databases; designing studies to estimate ecological parameters and elicit stakeholder input. Ability to collect, organize, and maintain scientific data related to population ecology research and monitoring; perform quantitative analysis and modeling of scientific data; plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; publish manuscripts in refereed scientific journals; work independently; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; establish and meet work-related goals; effectively supervise others. Skill in use of software for statistical analysis, word processing, relational database management, scientific programming, and geographic information systems.

The announcement for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Protected Species Division (PSD), Director position (Supervisory Marine Biologist, ZP-0401-5) will be open for 14 days; from 10/27/23 - 11/6/23.  Please see the link below for details.


Job Announcement # (DHA): NMFS PIFSC-24-12171610-DHA

The Pensacola and Perdido Bay Estuary Program is hiring for two positions.

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A new position is posted in the Coastal Field Operations program area. This position, Project Manager III (Coastal Texas), B24, can be viewed on the new CAPPS Career Center

Interested candidates must register and apply with the CAPPS Career Center.  

Candidates can also apply through the Texas Workforce Commission, Work In Texas website, Please keep in mind that during the first two days new job postings are available only to veterans.

Title:                Habitat and Stewardship Program Manager
FLSA Status:   Salaried Exempt
Reports to:      Operations Director
Pay Rate:         $55,000 - $65,000 (dependent on yrs of experience, land management / GIS skills, education type)

Email complete application package to The package should include cover letter, resume, college transcripts (if degreed), and three contacts or letters for professional references/recommendations. This position is available for immediate hire.  Applications will be reviewed in full, and interviews based on meeting the qualifications described and submission of complete application packages. Package may also be submitted via postal service to Todd Cleveland, Executive Assistant, at 13330 Settegast Road, Galveston, TX 77554.
Essential Function: The Habitat and Stewardship Program Manager (HSPM) is a mid-level position primarily responsible for habitat management.  The goal is to utilize management of the Preserve with K-Gray learners and partners to build a stewardship ethic that results in restored, enhanced, and conserved lands that benefit the public and wildlife in the coastal zone. This would include restoration and monitoring; maintaining and installing boundary signage and fencing, education and access amenities; recruiting and managing volunteers (Sea Citizen leaders and groups); planning and evaluating stewardship based learning programs for youth or adults; working with a Technical Advisory Council and executive staff to plan and implement goals; and managing workforce crews or seasonal technicians for the purposes of enhancing Artist Boat’s growing Coastal Heritage Preserve (898 acres with a potential growth to 1,400 acres) for flora and fauna and people. The HSPM will be responsible for fostering partnerships with a variety of entities to develop and implement habitat management, monitoring tactics, and education/public access plans at the Coastal Heritage Preserve. The HSPM will engage in restoring habitats through chemical and mechanical applications to remove invasive species, planting and maintaining a prairie plant greenhouse and nursery, maintaining records of actions and monitoring via GIS maps, maintaining records of events, meetings, volunteer time, and demographics, and assist with grant applications and reporting. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and personality traits:

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in habitat stewardship and management
  • Fluent skills in invasive species removal, tractor mowing to mimic fire, chemical herbicide application, chainsaw tree removal, fence line management, and safety/OSHA Protocols associated with these tasks.
  • A highly motivated and organized leader that fosters collaboration and partnership, communicates promptly and provides accountability while seeking a high level of performance in the field of conservation.
  • Able to utilize and adopt technology readily for communication of spatial knowledge.
  • Competent at application of science for monitoring and restoration of coastal prairies and wetlands
  • Competent with grant management, grant writing, and grant reporting
  • Must enjoy working with volunteers and partners in the field and in the office.  

Key Responsibilities:
Program Visioning, Planning, and Development

  • Identify monthly, quarterly, and annual program goals with the Operations Director and strategies to achieve them.
  • Develop and track clear plans, budgets, timelines, and task lists aligned with grant deliverables to achieve annual management goals for the Coastal Heritage Preserve and programs.
  • Communicate through a variety of tools to recruit volunteers, foster partnerships, and tell success stories.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of programs and grants to adaptively manage the Coastal Heritage Preserve and ensure goals are met.

Program and Plan Implementation

  • Work with Technical Advisory Committee, Grant Officers, Artist Boat program managers and crew members, and Sea Citizen Volunteer Leaders to manage and restore the Coastal Heritage Preserve, deliver off-site restoration programs, and develop further engagement in service learning

Budgeting, Fundraising, and Grant Management

  • Assist with development of application for grants with state, federal, and local agencies or foundations to directly support the habitat management and restoration of the Coastal Heritage Preserve and Habitat Restoration Programs.
  • Assist with managing program budgets and resource allocation.
  • Assure grant reports and monitoring reports are written and delivered on time.
  • Ensure deliverables and grant goals are met on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Assist with land acquisition tasks as needed and as opportunities occur.


  • Utilize website and other marketing tools to recruit volunteers, inform the public, and create a high profile for the Coastal Heritage Preserve.
  • Supply current and quality content for the creation of newsletters, press release, and social media.
  • Assure timely, accurate, and direct communications with grant officers, Sea Citizens, Habitat Management Committee, the Executive Director and partners.                                                                                                    



  • Assures monitoring and reporting for USACE mitigation properties of Artist Boat.
  • Establish mechanisms for volunteer leadership roles to foster stewardship of coastal ecosystems.
  • Foster, maintain, and grow relationships with partners of Artist Boat, including other non-profit organizations, schools and school districts, funding agencies, local businesses, consultants, legislators, city and county governments, property owner associations, parks departments and boards, federal agencies, property owner associations, and others.
  • Directly supervise the design, implementation, delivery, and statistical record keeping of Habitat Restoration and Stewardship programming and the Eco Art Educators, Habitat Specialists and Seasonal Technicians working on those programs.
  • Model high professional standards of program delivery for Eco-Art Educators, Habitat Specialists and Seasonal Technicians working on Habitat Restoration and Stewardship.  Delegate clearly and concisely so they are accountable and responsible for delegated tasks and can achieve success.
  • Responsible for all components of safety as it relates to OSHA standards and act as Safety Officer.


  • Willing and able to drive own vehicle to destinations through out the Galveston Bay region if needed.
  • Able to drive a standard truck and tow habitat trailers.
  • Comfort in the field alone leading groups of 10 -15 participants.
  • Able to utilize personal cell phone to communicate with co-workers, partners, volunteers, teachers, and some participants while in the field.
  • Able to work in the field during all seasons and lift 60lbs.


  • Minimum Bachelor of Science
  • 3 years of experience in land or range management, managing volunteer programs, and supervising small to medium-sized teams, coordinating land management projects with various stakeholders, and leading environmental education programs.
  • Advanced skills in GIS, Microsoft Office Suite, and database management.
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Grant writing and grant management

Research Technician IV - Marine Ecology 

The University of Southern Mississippi 

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory 

Ocean Springs, MS 


We seek a Research Technician to begin employment January 15, 2024 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS. The selected applicant will be co-supervised by Dr. Zachary Darnell and Dr. Kelly Darnell. The primary duties of the Research Technician are to support ongoing laboratory- and field-based projects focused on invertebrate behavior, coastal ecology, and seagrass biology in the Gulf of Mexico. Duties will include a combination of field work, laboratory sample processing, administrative tasks, and data analysis. Additional information on ongoing research projects can be found at and This position includes a salary of $40,000 per year and full benefits. The term of the position is 35 months (January 15, 2024–December 14, 2026), with the possibility for extension beyond this term if additional funding is available. 


Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Coordinates and conducts field operations across the northcentral Gulf of Mexico. This will include sampling for blue crabs and other nekton species using a variety of sampling gears (traps, trawls, etc.) and annual seagrass surveys. 
2. Coordinates and conducts mesocosm experiments in both recirculating and flow-through seawater systems, including experiments quantifying blue crab growth rates and lifetime reproductive output under changing thermal regimes. 
3. Assists with laboratory data acquisition including sample processing and video behavioral analyses. 
4. Operates small boats in support of field research efforts. 
5. Performs data entry and QA/QC in support of multiple projects. 
6. Conducts data analyses using univariate, multivariate, non-parametric, and spatial techniques. 
7. Assists with manuscript preparation and outreach efforts. 
8. Assists with other ongoing field and laboratory projects, and other duties as assigned. 

Minimum qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in marine biology, ecology, biology, or a related field and 3 years of research experience (can include research conducted during B.S. degree coursework) -OR- M.S. degree in a related field. 


Preferred qualifications: 

M.S. degree in a related field, experience using R statistical software and GIS software, ability to operate outboard-powered boats, and experience maintaining recirculating and flow-through seawater systems. 


Additional Information:

This position will be located in Ocean Springs at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, a marine laboratory featuring comprehensive research programs in coastal and marine biological sciences. Research program support includes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instrumentation; a fleet of small and large research vessels; the GCRL Museum collection; facilities at the Center for Fisheries Research and Development (CFRD) and Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center (TCMAC); and the NSF I/UCRC Science Center for Marine Fisheries. Ocean Springs is known for its beauty, natural resources, and arts community. It is home to galleries, restaurants, and schools that are ranked among the best in the state. 


Instructions to Applicants: 

Applications must be submitted online ( For full consideration, submit the following by November 1, 2023: (1) letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae or resume; (3) contact information for three references. All documents must be uploaded at the time of submission. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Zachary Darnell ( or Dr. Kelly Darnell ( 


This position is now open for public application through October 04, 2023. 

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Are you ready for a Career Change? If you want a meaningful career in vegetation management in Florida's natural areas, Aquatic Vegetation Control, Inc. is looking for you in the Miami-Dad, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard, and Okeechobee County areas. We are hiring Crew Supervisors and Applicators to work in conservation areas, targeting invasive vegetation.


We utilize airboats, swamp buggies, ATV's, Argos, mowers and weedeaters, trucks, skiffs, and other specialized equipment to manage vegetation, restore Florida's environment and protect Florida's ecosystems.


We are an employee-owned company that offers its employee-owners excellent benefits, competitive wages, and an opportunity to make a difference with Florida's natural resources.


Qualified applicants must have experience working outdoors, have a valid and clean Florida driver's license, be able to pass drug and background screening, and ability to obtain a certification from the Florida Department of Agriculture.


If you want to be Team AVC, visit our website.  

Graduate Research Project in Environmental Toxicology (M.S.) –
Potential long-term impacts of brevetoxin exposure on manatee


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Mobile Baykeeper recruiting for AmeriCorps members to fill spots on Patrol, Environmental Education and Volunteer Engagement Teams. There are a total of 10 positions open across all the teams. You can find out more about these positions on our website at

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The Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to work at NOAA-AOML in Miami, Florida. The function of the postdoc is to use a regional ocean-biogeochemical model for South Florida to characterize patterns in relevant marine ecosystem stressors (ocean acidification, hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, warming, and eutrophication) impacting marine resources and coastal ecosystem services. The postdoc will be part of a multidisciplinary team that aims to investigate multi-stressor impacts under present and future climate change scenarios. Duties include but are not limited to: 1) Configure a regional ocean-biogeochemical model; 2) Conduct numerical model experiments; 3) Analyze and describe simulated patterns; 4) Participate in regular team meetings; 5) Present research results in scientific conferences and workshops; 6) Submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals. 


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The project aim is to conduct solutions focused research that investigates the mechanisms and consequences of depredation and post-release predation on recreational fishery species in the region. The scope of work is open ended, but will be co-designed with resource managers and for-hire fishers. 

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MS student to work in the Transboundary Aquatic and Coastal Ecology
(TRACE) lab of Dr. Steve Midway at Louisiana State University. 

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Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is hiring a Communication and Digital Marketing Specialist


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The Donelan lab in the Biology Department at UMass Dartmouth is recruiting 1-2 PhD students interested in evolutionary ecology in marine invertebrates. We are especially interested in legacy effects -- how past environments shape organism performance in response to stress.


Students will be part of the PhD program in Integrative Biology based on main campus and have access to experimental seawater facilities at the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) in New Bedford, MA. Students will be fully funded, with at least two years of research assistant (RA) support.


Project 1: Carryover effects in eastern oysters

Are you interested in how marine species are responding to climate change? We are looking for a student to join an NSF funded project investigating how oysters (Crassostrea virginica) perform in response to low dissolved oxygen and warming after repeated exposures across their lifetimes.


The student will be co-advised by Tom Miller at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The position will start before the fall semester (January-June 2024).


Project 2: Transgenerational effects in intertidal snails

Are you interested in how organisms can acclimate to stress over time? I am looking for a student to work on questions related to transgenerational effects of predation risk in prey snails in the New England rocky intertidal. The position will start in September 2024.


More info on both positions can be found here!

Saltwater Inc. is hiring Fisheries Observers. Check out the flyer or their website for full details and email your CV/Resume to
If you have questions about the position and what it is like to do this line of work, you can contact Sean with any questions at

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NOAA is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 NERRS/NOAA Margaret A Davidson Graduate Fellowship Program from now until December 2023. This two-year, paid research fellowship is an exciting opportunity for students and research institutions that want to build a stronger relationship with the NERRS and national funding opportunities like the NERRS Science Collaborative. Each Reserve has identified management needs that can be the focus of a fellow’s research.

NOAA is recruiting candidates for the 2023 Coastal Management Fellowship Program.  This program's mission is to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies.

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The University of Oregon's Institute of Marine Biology maintains a pool of applicants for temporary instructional positions. Courses may be taught in the following areas: marine birds and mammals, biology of fishes, invertebrate zoology, and short courses in marine biological invasions, marine biodiversity, seaweed biology, ocean acidification and biological illustrations. Information on courses offered is available at

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