Job Opportunities

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Graduate Job Opportunities

Science Policy Fellowship

The Gulf Research Program’s  Science Policy Fellows (SPF) gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year alongside decision-makers at agencies across Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Applications are due by March 1st, 2023.

Science Policy Fellowship Full Announcement

GulfSeeLife (GSL) App Outreach Coordinator and Beta Testers

Outreach coordinator position available and Beta testers wanted for a new app. The GulfSeeLife (GSL) app will provide encyclopedic information on the most common plant and animal species on the Gulf coast (from the dunes and marsh edge out to the open Gulf waters), but also allow community members to upload images for species identification, report sightings of known species and participate in community science projects. 

GulfSeeLife (GSL) App Outreach Coordinator and Beta Testers Full Announcement

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

This position will be part of the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation team at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi whose mission is to advance knowledge of sportfish and use that information to promote conservation through science-based fisheries management.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Full Announcement

Stream Habitat Coordinator (22096098) and AGFC Biologist Specialist (Q287U)

Stream Habitat Coordinators are members of a highly motivated team of natural resource professionals within the Fisheries Division of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. This team focuses on aquatic species conservation in Arkansas by assisting landowners and other partners with stream restoration efforts, acting as consultants and project designers. 

Stream Habitat Coordinator (22096098) and AGFC Biologist Specialist (Q287U) Full Announcement

Eco-DAS XV will return to Honolulu, Hawai`i in March 2023

We encourage applications from all recent PhD recipients working in the aquatic sciences, as well as individuals working in  other disciplines who are collaborating with aquatic scientists.

Eco-DAS XV full announcement

Coastal Management Fellowship Program

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.

Coastal Management Fellowship Program Full Announcement

QC/Safety/Environmental Manager

Plans, organizes, and directs all quality control, environmental, health and safety compliance for the operational and support activities associated with the contract.

QC/Safety/Environmental Manager Full Announcement

Pro Tem Instructor (OIMB) - Open Pool

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

Pro Tem Instructor Full Announcement

Biologist Program Manager

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Inland Fisheries Division, is looking for a Biologist Program Manager to conduct operations for statewide freshwater fisheries management, aquatic research, standardized sampling, and environmental incidents. This position is domiciled at LDWF Headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The incumbent of this position works directly under the Director and supervises five Inland Fisheries Management districts as well as the statewide Aquatic Plant Control Program.

Biologist Program Manager Full Announcement

Postdoctoral Fellow in Fisheries and Energy Social Science

As part of the Rhode Island Sea Grant, URI Department of Marine Affairs, and Graduate School of Oceanography’s Coastal Resources Center (CRC), and in partnership with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to studies of the interactions between fisheries and offshore wind development through implementation of an integrated ecosystem assessment (IEA) in the Gulf of Maine.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Fisheries and Energy Social Science Full Announcement

Assistant Professor of Coastal Geology/Geological Oceanography, Corning School of Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy

The Corning School of Ocean Studies at Maine Maritime Academy seeks applicants for a permanent, fulltime, Assistant Professor of Coastal Geology or Geological Oceanography.

Assistant Professor of Coastal Geology/Geological Oceanography Full Announcement

Tenure Track Position – Fisheries Ecology

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.

Tenure Track Position – Fisheries Ecology Full Announcement

Ecosystem Services Project Developer – Southern Region

The Southern Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking an experienced a wetland ecologist, hydrologist, wetland engineer, or natural resource professional to identify, plan and implement scientifically defensible wetland restoration programs to support improved water quality, flood reduction, wildlife habitat, and coastal resiliency goals throughout the 13-state Southern Region (SRO).

Ecosystem Services Project Developer – Southern Region Full Announcement

Technician/graduate student

We are searching for applicants to fill a water quality technician position at the Grand Bay NERR. This position will specifically help with the NERR’s System Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) and also be eligible to complete a MS or PhD program if desired and accepted into a graduate program at Mississippi State University. More information about the position and how to apply can be found here -

Professionalizing research fellowship in the field of “Earth System Models”

Professionalizing research fellowship in the field of "Data analysis methods"

Director, Juniata College Raystown Field Station

Juniata College seeks an energetic and entrepreneurial leader to serve as director of the 365-acre
Raystown Field Station near Juniata’s campus in Huntingdon, PA.

Director, Juniata College Raystown Field Station Full Announcement

Marine Geosciences Section, Science Assistant

The Marine Geosciences Section, composed of the Chemical Oceanography (CO) and Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Programs, is looking to hire a Science Assistant.

Marine Geosciences Section, Science Assistant Full Announcement

Assistant Professor of Marine Science

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and the School of Marine Science (SMS) at William & Mary announce a faculty cluster initiative associated with a new institutional strategic plan.

Assistant Professor of Marine Science Full Announcement

Extension Associate I

The Extension Associate I will assist Mississippi Water Resources Research faculty and staff in the planning, implementation, evaluation, documentation, and reporting related to educational programs and grant-funded projects; provide technical assistance; and prepare specialized publications for general audiences.

Extension Associate I Funn Announcement

Employment Opportunities - Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

Sierra Nevada Field Campus Coordinator

The Sierra Nevada Field Campus (SNFC) Coordinator is responsible for the creation, promotion, implementation and successful coordination of the summer program of College of Extended Learning classes and University Corporation workshops, along with management of the facility itself.

Sierra Nevada Field Campus Coordinator Full Announcement

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Coastal Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry

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.

Coastal Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry Full Announcement

EPA Research Internship Assessing Carbon Sequestration Potential of Coastal Natural Infrastructure

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in the fields of marine and/or estuarine plant ecology, sediment science, biogeochemistry, environmental science, climate science, and other similar and relevant fields.
  • Prior experience with research on blue carbon resources, including seagrasses and wetlands.
  • Experience with literature synthesis, organization of large datasets, data quality assurance procedures, data analysis, technical/statistical software packages (e.g. R, GIS, Python, Matlab), environmental modeling, spatial mapping, remote sensing techniques, and their application to environmental science research.

EPA Research Internship Assessing Carbon Sequestration Potential of Coastal Natural Infrastructure Full Announcement

Job Opportunity @ Shoals Marine Laboratory in Maine

The staff of Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) seeks a Director of Operations (DO) to ensure safe, smooth, and effective operations to meet our mission to provide outstanding experiential, place-based education and to support innovative research programs focused on understanding and sustaining the marine environment.

Job Opportunity @ Shoals Marine Laboratory in Maine Full Announcement

Postdoctoral Associate

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

Postdoctoral Associate Full Announcement

Postdoctoral research associate at NC State University and UNC Wilmington

The primary goal will be to evaluate historical and current trends in the stock status of coastal
and marine fishery resources that are managed by the North Carolina Division of Marine
Fisheries (NCDMF).

Postdoctoral research associate at NC State University and UNC Wilmington Full Announcement

Director, Center for Equitable Climate Resilience

The Director will oversee all aspects of CECR operations, including partner and stakeholder engagement, operational and research funding, and research portfolio management. The Director will also serve as a Senior Social Scientist working with an interdisciplinary team focused on bridging physical, natural, and social sciences with the aim of developing innovative solutions for the challenges coastal communities face. In this capacity, the Director will organize, direct, and coordinate the planning and execution of social science research projects and provide subject matter expertise on social science methodology and research practices. 

Director, Center for Equitable Climate Resilience Full Announcement

Stranding Marine Biologist

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Stranding Investigations Program is hiring a salaried stranding biologist to be directly involved in the 24-hr response, recovery, and transport of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. 

Stranding Marine Biologist Full Announcement

Assistant or Associate Professor: Fisheries/Coastal/Estuarine Environmental Science

The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position from environmental scientists specializing in fisheries, shellfisheries, and/or coastal and estuarine systems and processes. 

Assistant or Associate Professor: Fisheries/Coastal/Estuarine Environmental Science Full Announcement

Coastal Carbon Scientist

The Water Institute is looking for a Coastal Carbon Scientist to do field, laboratory, and/or modeling work in coastal and delta environments with a focus of assessing carbon fluxes.

Coastal Carbon Scientist Full Announcement

Microbial Ecologist

The Water Institute is looking for a Microbial Ecologist with experience using genomics tools to do field, laboratory, and/or modeling work in coastal and delta environments with a focus of assessing carbon fluxes in coastal habitats.

Coastal Carbon Scientist and Microbial Ecologist Full Announcements

Protected Species Observer (PSO) Job Opportunities

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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Coastal Science Technician

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization committed to  maximizing the ecological, economic, and societal benefits of healthy estuarine ecosystems with a focus  on the Chesapeake Bay. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to advance  oyster restoration, oyster aquaculture, and the sustainable management of Chesapeake Bay fisheries  resources. We adhere to the values of integrity, dedication, hard work, and respect for diversity, and are  committed to putting these values into practice. We work with all stakeholders that have an interest in  improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its oyster population.  

Job Description 

The Coastal Science Technician will be primarily responsible for (1) documenting oyster restoration  activities using GIS; (2) supporting ORP’s oyster monitoring program; and (3) supporting ORP’s fisheries  management program. The Coastal Science Technician will work closely with ORP’s Coastal Science  team. We are seeking a candidate with basic experience using ArcGIS, an understanding of estuarine  ecology, and who is eager to apply science to conserve coastal resources. The ideal candidate will be  comfortable working on large vessels documenting daily oyster restoration activities using GIS. The  position requires strong communication, the ability to adhere to schedules, strategic/critical thinking,  and problem-solving skills. 

The technician will spend most of their time outdoors and in the field. Frequent in-state travel using the  candidate’s personal vehicle is required.  

Specific job responsibilities include: 

• Document oyster restoration activities onboard large commercial vessels 

• Assist with pre- and post-restoration oyster habitat field surveys and scientific sampling • Maintain and deploy water quality monitoring equipment 

• Assist with data entry and management of ORP’s restoration and monitoring spatial databases  • Assist with analysis of ecological datasets, including biological, water quality, and other  ecological data  

• Assist with writing technical reports and peer-reviewed publications  

• Assist with maintaining ORP’s electronic fisheries harvest reporting program • Support ORP’s existing oyster aquaculture programs 

• Support ORP’s education and community outreach events  

Essential Qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or related  discipline 

• Experience with scientific sampling 

• Familiarity with oyster biology, restoration, and/or aquaculture preferred 

• Familiarity with fisheries management, Chesapeake Bay or mid-Atlantic estuarine fisheries  preferred 

• Experience with ArcGIS 

• Must have documented boating experience and be comfortable working from boats • Must possess reliable transportation 

• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills


Position Details and Benefits: 

This is a full-time hourly (40 hours/week) contract position without benefits. Compensation will be $18 per hour. The primary work location is in Annapolis, Maryland; however, frequent travel to remote field sites on the Eastern Shore of Maryland will be required between April and October. Reimbursement for  mileage, meals, and other qualifying expenses are available for travel and field activities.  

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to:  

Olivia Caretti 

Attn: Job Opening- Coastal Science Technician 

Applications will be accepted through February 19, 2023. 



This is a full time OPS position with the Molluscan fisheries research group at the FWC facility in Eastpoint, Florida. This position will primarily assist with oyster monitoring research in Apalachicola Bay, St. Andrew Bay, and Pensacola Bay, as well as other mollusk research.


MBRACE Program Manager

The Mississippi Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence (MBRACE) is hiring a Program Manager


Part-Time/Temp Jobs