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Graduate Job Opportunities


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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The Mississippi Sound Estuary Program (MSEP) is currently looking to fill the Science Coordinator position. The purpose of this position is to lead the development and implementation of MSEP’s science program and facilitate the application of research into conservation, restoration, and community resilience. This position will be heavily supported by local communities and leveraged with activities within the MSU Coastal and Marine Extension Program

Initial review of applications will begin on September 18th.

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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!

Graduate student opportunities studying the chemical ecology of Floridian freshwater and estuarine ecosystems

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Location: Brunswick, GA
Division: Wildlife Resources Division
Position # 00099753
Job Code NRP062
Entry Salary $50,063.23- $54,280.21/year plus benefits
Job Responsibilities: The Wildlife Biologist 2/3 will coordinate projects for the Department's coastal wildlife conservation program, focused on marine mammals and sea turtles. The biologist will coordinate coastal wildlife research and monitoring projects, manage grants, coordinate management and policy efforts, and lead marine wildlife stranding response. The position requires a a strong academic background, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and quantitative and technical skills.  The Widlife Biologist 2/3 is required to operate watercraft and other field equipment in sometimes adverse conditions and work with large wildlife species in stressful and potentially hazardous situations.
Minimum Qualifications: 
Wildlife Biologist 2
Master’s degree in Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR One year of experience required at the lower-level Wildlife Biologist 1 (NRP060) or position equivalent.
Wildlife Biologist 3
Master’s degree in Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university
AND two years of related experience OR One year of experience required at the lower-level Wildlife Biologist 2, (NRP061) or position equivalent.
Preferred Qualifications:  Preference may be given to applicants with:
1. An MS or PhD in wildlife management, marine biology, zoology or related field.   

2. Proficiency designing and implementing published wildlife field research, monitoring projects or management.
3. Experience conducting marine wildlife stranding and/or other live marine animal responses, and coordinating complex projects involving multiple agencies, organizations or stakeholders.
4. Proficiency with database management, GIS and/or statistical software.
5. Experience administering federal grants and contracts, managing budgets, and writing reports.
6. Experience operating watercraft independently in marine or coastal habitats.
7. Practical experience with policy issues related to threatened/endangered species management.
8. Status as a current or former employee of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Application: Download an application for employment at and submit the completed application to the e-mail address highlighted below. Alternatively, a completed paper copy can be mailed to the following address:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Office of Human Resources
ATTN: Recruitment and Selection
2067 US Hwy, 278, SE
Social Circle, GA 30025
Application Deadline: July 25th, 2023

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking a coordinator for the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Program (SEDAR) to assist with planning and managing stock assessment projects. SEDAR, headquartered in North Charleston, SC, is a cooperative Fishery Management Council process to provide quality scientific stock assessments and other relevant information to address fishery management issues. SEDAR is managed by the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Councils in coordination with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions. SEDAR emphasizes constituent and stakeholder participation in assessment development, transparency in the assessment process, and a rigorous and independent scientific
review of completed stock assessments.

The SEDAR Coordinator is a full-time position that will work closely with the SEDAR Program Manager. The position will primarily focus on planning, coordinating, and managing fisheries stock assessment projects. The Coordinator will function as a liaison between the Program and the various program Cooperators, and will organize and facilitate in-person and webinar-based meetings and workshops.

SEDAR Coordinator Recruitment Announcement

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Marine Mammal Program is recruiting a full-time permanent Fish and Wildlife Technician 3-4 (PCN 11-2164, Job #40962) in Juneau.  The job is posted on Workplace Alaska and is open to All Applicants. The recruitment period is 7/13/2023 – 8/9/2023. Applicants should be skilled in boat handling and maintenance. Experience working with marine mammals would be beneficial.  For a full description and how to apply the posting link can be found here fish-and-wildlife-technician-3-4

The Mississippi Chapter of TNC is advertising for a Coastal Conservation Specialist to be located out of our Coastal Program Office located at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  Please check out the position details on our careers website listed below.  You are welcome and encouraged to share this announcement across your professional and personal networks. You will find the position description and instructions to apply at The Job ID # is 53707 (posted on 7/12/2023) and closes at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on August 2, 2023.

International Field Studies, Inc. (IFS) is a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education, research, and conservation since 1970.  IFS operates Forfar Field Station on Andros island in The Bahamas.

Forfar Field Station Director
This is a full-time position as the resident station director at our field station on Andros.  Station Director is responsible for running the daily operations of the field station including managing educational interns, overseeing groups and guests, and ordering supplies.  Applicants are required to have at least a PADI Divemaster certification, experience with environmental education,  experience managing individuals, and be detail oriented.
Target Start Date: June 1, 2023
Application information:  


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.

Part-time: Average 15 – 20 hours a week
Salary: Based on experience 


Job Description
Gulf Coast Environmental Foundation (PEP-GCEF) is seeking an experienced and highly organized Project Coordinator to lead and oversee an exciting new project to improve water quality throughout the Mobile Bay area. The Eagle Reef Project Coordinator will  be responsible for successful implementation of a project involving the procurement and deployment of approximately 1,000 individual oyster “mini” reefs within the Mobile Bay area.  PEP-GCEF, as the lead organization in developing and implementing all aspects of the Eagle Reef Project, will raise funds and deploy “mini” reefs to improve fish habitat and improve water quality by enhancing the growth of oysters on the reefs. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Develop a comprehensive project plan, including objectives, deliverables, milestones, and timelines.
  • Manage project budgets, including cost estimation, tracking, and reporting.
  • Maintain strong relationships with project stakeholders, including government agencies, environmental organizations, and PEP membership.
  • Liaison with the Marine Science and Advisory Committee to identify potential locations for the Eagle Reef and develop and manage the research plans and monitoring of the program.
  • Track and report financials 
  • Responsible sourcing and procurement of the reefs as well as contracting reef deployment
  • Develop and  manage the record keeping for deployed reefs, including liability waivers, GPS locations, owner data, and more.
  • Identify and communicate to potential Eagle Reef supporters the benefit to the individual and community: Business, restaurants, individual homeowners
  • Identify and communicate to potential project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Prepare regular progress reports and presentations for project sponsors, management, and other stakeholders.


Required Skills

  • Strong leadership and team management abilities, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Accuracy and Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently, make informed decisions, and solve problems effectively. Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., environmental science, marine biology, project management) is preferred.

Pacific salmon populations are a vital resource for freshwater and marine ecosystems, indigenous cultures, and recreational and commercial fisheries. Many threatened and endangered populations are highly vulnerable to climate change, especially due to lower marine survival in a warmer ocean. Lack of information about the mechanisms depressing survival limits our ability to identify management actions that will enhance population resilience. 


The Western Regional Action Plan (WRAP) Salmon Marine Survival project aims to improve our understanding of the marine life stage of endangered salmon populations, with the goal of identifying management interventions that can help maintain and recover threatened populations. The project is using a suite of tools and approaches including single-species models, multi-species models of intermediate complexity, and end-to-end ecosystem models to evaluate how climate change, harvest, and predator-prey interactions affect the survival of juvenile and adult salmon in their marine stage. 


We invite applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Scholar appointment to be held at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. The scholar will focus on developing structural equation models to assess drivers of salmon marine survival. The scholar will have access to a number of extensive NOAA datasets on salmon prey, competitor, and predator species in the Northern California Current, as well as salmon survival estimates from coded wire tag recoveries and pit tag detections. The scholar will be based at Oregon State University but will be co-supervised by research scientists from the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center. 


Applicants must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral program (PhD or equivalent), with demonstrated research accomplishments, and publications in the primary research literature. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background, preferably with experience applying state-space models, hidden Markov models, structural equation models, Bayesian methods or similar. Applicants with a demonstrated strong general quantitative background and interest in learning the theory and application of structural equation models will also be considered. 


Periodic travel to meet with collaborators will be required, and we anticipate opportunities to participate in fieldwork including long-term monitoring surveys along the coast of Washington and Oregon to collect data on juvenile salmon and their prey. 


Appointment: Appointments will be intended for a term of one (1) year, with the possibility for renewal of an additional year, based upon a satisfactory performance review. Salary ($57,000 - $60,000 per year) and full benefits will be commensurate with qualifications of the successful applicant. Start date is negotiable but no later than October 2023. The scholar will be supervised by Joshua Stewart (OSU), James Peterson (OSU / USGS), Lisa Crozier (NOAA NWFSC) and David Huff (NOAA NWFSC).


Application Submission: Applications must include a complete personal resume with details of academic qualifications, electronic copies of two (2) representative scientific publications, and the names and contact information of three (3) individuals who have agreed to provide a personal and professional recommendation if requested. Email all applications to Joshua Stewart 


Deadline for applications: Applications will be accepted starting 6/1/2023 and will close on 7/15/2023 or until the position has been filled.


Interviews: All applications will be acknowledged electronically; only those selected for consideration on a short list will be contacted and asked to provide letters of recommendation.


Join our faculty learning community:

The BioGraphI (Biologists and Graph Interpretation) project is now accepting applications from interested faculty to participate in our Fall 2023 Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). During this semester-long professional development opportunity, participants will learn how to prepare and implement their own BioGraphI modules into their courses. BioGraphI modules are designed to address data literacy skills while fostering diversity in undergraduate biology classrooms. These modules are lessons about graph and data interpretation that feature the scientific contributions of counterstereotypical biologists who are members of underrepresented groups. BioGraphI lessons include video interviews with these biologists, allowing students to hear directly from counterstereotypical scientists about their discoveries. For more information, please visit our website.

Applications for the Fall FMN are due on July 15, 2023 and can be submitted through our application link. If you have any questions about this application or the BioGraphI project, please contact the BioGraphI PIs (Suann Yang,; Rachel Pigg,

Feature your research in a BioGraphI lesson

Greetings from the BioGraphI (Biologists and Graph Interpretation) team! We are contacting you to solicit scientist interviewee participants for our Fall 2023 Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). 

The goal of the BioGraphI project is to show students that science is more than the wealthy white men in lab coats shown in their textbooks. BioGraphI modules will address data literacy while fostering diversity in undergraduate biology classrooms. BioGraphI lessons will focus on graph and data interpretation, and will feature the scientific contributions of biologists who are members of historically excluded groups (HEGs) and from diverse backgrounds. For more information about how the BioGraphI project is advancing inclusion in biology and improving data literacy, please visit our webpage.

We ask for your participation as a potential collaborator in developing a BioGraphI lesson with a faculty FMN participant. Your commitment to this project would consist of working with a FMN participant to conduct a video interview with you, allowing students to hear directly from you about your discoveries and experience as a scientist. 

The approximate time commitment for this project would be about 2-4 total hours, including all communication and scheduling with your faculty interviewer. All scientist interviewees will be given co-authorship on the BioGraphI lesson. We will be contacting participants and scheduling interviews during late September through October 2023. If you are interested in being a featured scientist in our project either for our fall workshop or in future workshops, please fill out our contact form. We welcome any responses, even if you are unable to commit to the fall workshop timeline. 

If you have any questions about the BioGraphI project, please contact the BioGraphI PIs (Suann Yang,; Rachel Pigg, We appreciate your consideration!

  1. MSEP Director – For a full job description and instructions for applying, please see the ad linked HERE. The purpose of this position is to lead the development and implementation of MSEP. The ad says we are hiring at payband 13, but this one could be hired anywhere between band 13 and 15 depending on qualifications.
  2. MSEP Community Engagement Specialist – For a full job description and instructions for applying, please see the ad linked HERE. The purpose of this position is to lead MSEP community engagement activities and assist the MSEP Director with other activities.

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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The Division of Coastal Sciences in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Fisheries Ecology at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, to begin in Fall 2023, contingent upon the availability of funds.

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The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry ( and at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to join our interdisciplinary research team.

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The Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute is seeking to hire a postdoctoral associate in connection with a several grant-funded research projects. 

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Work at sea searching for marine mammals and sea turtles. Protected Species Observers (PSOs) and PAM Operators (Passive Acoustic Monitoring) are needed for deployment offshore.

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