Job Opportunities

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Graduate Job Opportunities


A new position is posted in the Coastal Field Operations program area. This position, Natural Resources Specialist I (Corpus Christi), B16, 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.

The position, within Fish and Aquatic Conservation headquarters, will serve to support implementation and delivery of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding through the National Fish Passage Program. Location is negotiable.

Open & closing dates:  05/22/24 to 06/04/24

Pay scale & grade: GS-0401-12

$86,962.00 to $140,713.00 Per Year

***Applications limited to 100***


Announcement number: R9-24-12422883-LL-SDHA (DHA STEM)


Announcement number: R9-24-12422880-LL-IMP (Temp Promotion)


Please contact Amy Horstman ( with questions about the position.

The Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network (ALMMSN), located at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) in Dauphin Island, AL, is recruiting a highly motivated individual to assist with marine mammal stranding response and research in coastal Alabama waters.


Full Announcement

The BOATS (Biological Opportunities And Training in Sciences) Program at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) will provide participants with transformative professional development and research training to further their career path.

Application Process

  • Online Application and Registration (
  • Application via NSF/ETAP should include the following:
    1. Personal Statement - include a brief description of yourself and background (background and personal interests with respect to the program and your intended area of specialization, career objectives, and research interests)
    2. CV/Resume
    3. Transcript
    4. Three (3) references (2 professional references for letters of recommendation)

Applicants' Eligibility

  • Received a Bachelor's degree in either Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or any related field within the last 2.5 years (May 2022-May 2024)
  • Undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0

**Participants from backgrounds underrepresented in marine science are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with little to no research experience.

Applicants admitted to the program will receive:

  • 1-year of full support ($40K stipend, funds for research, and on-site housing)
  • Access to supportive professional network of mentors and peers
  • Immersive research and professional development activities to prepare for graduate school or career-establishing opportunities
  • Professional Ecologist Certification from the Ecological Society of America (optional)

Application via NSF/ETAP for BOATS Postbaccalaureates Program are due AUGUST 1st, 2024.
Full Application Details can be found on our website:

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

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.

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