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Acoustic Telemetry & Tagging Research Technician
Stony Brook University
The Peterson Community Ecology lab at Stony Brook University is seeking one (1) enthusiastic field technician to provide support to the Sunrise Wind Export (SRWEC) Project. This project will deploy and maintain a large nearshore ocean telemetry network and track the behavior of tagged elasmobranch and finfish species such as Dusky Sharks, Sandbar Sharks, Sand tiger Sharks, Smooth Dogfish, Winter Skate and other species. Our projects are highly collaborative and we in close partnership with other research groups at Stony Brook University, New York Department of Environmental Conservation and South Fork History Museum. The technician will be based out of Southampton, New York and work year-round preforming work onshore and offshore.

The primary responsibilities of the technician will be working alongside of graduate and undergraduate students to deploy, retrieve and maintain acoustic telemetry receivers from Rockaway to East Hampton and lead acoustic tagging of multiple elasmobranch and finfish species. The technician will also assist with ongoing projects within the lab focusing on acoustic telemetry including the NYSDEC Artificial Reef Project, South Fork Wind Project, and United Army Coorp of Engineers Sturgeon Project.

Assistant/Associate Collections Manager, Marine Biodiversity Center
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
• Assists with the care and operation of the Marine Biodiversity Center collection, including organizing and conserving specimens, preparing and processing loans and acquisitions, and facilitating collection visits. Curates specimens as directed, including tissue subsampling and preservation for molecular genetic analysis, processing genetic extracts, generating archival genetic sequences, and developing and troubleshooting molecular genetics protocols. Participates in the development and implementation of collection growth and improvement projects.
• Assists in managing collections data and documentation, including data retrieval, cataloging, entering/updating database records, inventorying, managing genetic data associated with specimen records, and enhancing documentation through digitization.
• Participates in education and other public program activities of the Museum including but not limited to collection tours, supporting exhibitions, and participation in public museum events. May handle inquiries from the public and researchers and respond to requests for information about the collection.
• Develops working knowledge of trends and techniques in collections management, collection-based research, conservation, digitization, biodiversity informatics, government regulations, and/or documentation relevant to ongoing projects and the work of the collection.
• Participates in the recruitment, training, and oversight of personnel including interns, students, part-time staff, and volunteers. Develops and implements workflows to ensure quality in collections operations.
• • 1-3 years experience in molecular genetics lab techniques, data management and analysis, including the ability to extend existing protocols, develop novel protocols, and successfully troubleshoot lab and analytical procedures.
REFER to full job description at link below.
Shoals Scientist in Residence Fellowship
Shoals Marine Laboratory
Summer research support- field work, writing, etc. at Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine. For more info:
Summer Lecturer in Marine Biology
Shoals Marine Laboratory
Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is looking for two faculty: one specializing in Marine Biology and a second specializing in Sustainable Engineering to create and lead two one-week programs for high school students on our island campus, Appledore Island, Maine. Course topics will focus on topics for which SML has easy field access and extensive data for course use: rocky intertidal ecology and solar/wind energy generation. Program dates: August 1-5 and August 8-12, 2022.
Research Technician: Seagrass Biology, Ecology, and Monitoring
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab
The Coastal Ecology and Seagrass Biology Lab (PI Kelly Darnell) at The University of Southern Mississippi is hiring a temporary, full-time (40 hours/week) Research Technician to assist with field-based projects to monitor seagrass distribution and condition in the Gulf Islands National Seashore (MS and FL) and throughout Pensacola and Perdido Bays, FL. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: identifying subtropical seagrass species, quantifying seagrass cover, processing seagrass cores in the laboratory, preparing seagrass leaf tissue for nutrient and genetic analyses, analyzing water samples for total suspended solids, and data entry. Training will be provided on all of the above. Candidates should have experience snorkeling and working from small boats (<25 ft), and should be excited to work on fun, engaging research. This position is based at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS, which is a small, coastal town with a vibrant art and restaurant scene. To submit an application, email Kelly Darnell ( your CV, a letter of interest, and a list of three references. You can read more about the Coastal Biology and Seagrass Ecology Lab at
Quantitative marine ecology graduate positions
University of New Hampshire
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I will likely accept two graduate students to start Fall 2022 or 2023. The first student will work in mathematical ecology with applications to spatial ecology and metapopulation biology using oysters as a case study. The second student could work on one of three possible questions: 1) small scale fisheries management, 2) the role of extreme events in marine systems, or 3) the effect of COVID-19 on sustainable seafood. Applicants that will be the most competitive for a position will have experience (and willingness to learn more) with R, quantitative skills (e.g., mathematical modeling, statistics), and field work. A basic understanding of Spanish is a plus for some of the lab’s projects. If you are interested, please send a CV and brief introduction, including details of your prior research experience, as well as your research interests and graduate school goals and how you think these align with my research program. I am also open to chatting about potential projects related to other areas of my research program.
Research Associate
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Come work with the Florida Fish and Wildlife’s spiny lobster research team! (See detailed job description in advertisement link below)
Lab and Research Technician
University of Virginia
The Castorani Lab at the University of Virginia (UVA) is seeking a technician to support field and lab research with the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research Program. The research is focused on the ecology of restored oyster reefs and seagrass meadows in Virginia’s coastal bays. The position is based in Charlottesville, VA, but will include multiday overnight field trips to UVA’s field station in Oyster, VA.

Link above has more details about the job. I’m a grad student in the Castorani lab, so feel free to reach out with questions!
Visiting Invertebrate Zoology Instructor
University of Maine
The School of Marine Sciences and Darling Marine Center invite inquiries for a Visiting Instructor for Fall 2022. The successful candidate will be the lead instructor for Biology of Marine Invertebrates, a keystone offering of the Semester by the Sea Program held at the DMC campus between August 29 and December 16 this year.
Postdoc to work on genomics of oysters environmental and disease resistance
University of Rhode Island
The University of Rhode Island and USDA ARS Program in Shellfish Genetics and Breeding are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a collaborative project that aims to identify the genetic underpinnings of adaptation to multiple stressors in eastern oysters. The position is an initial one-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal for two more years) funded by NOAA through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Specifically, this project combines experimental, genetic, and genomic approaches to discover markers and genes associated with parasitic and bacterial resistance as well as tolerance to physiological (low DO, pH) stressors in wild and selected oyster populations across different stages of development. The expectation is that products from this research will provide advanced understanding of oyster response to stress and enhance capacity for precision breeding of more resilient oysters for the aquaculture industry. The postdoc’s primary responsibilities will include assisting with disease and environmental challenge experiments (adults and larvae) in the laboratory, leading the data analysis for genomic aspects of parasitic, bacterial, and environmental stress resistance/tolerance, and manuscript preparation. There will be additional opportunities for involvement in the analysis of larval and juvenile experiments. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dina Proestou (, in close collaboration with Jonathan Puritz (; @JonPuritz and @MarineEvoEcoLab on twitter, here at BEM2022) and Marta Gomez-Chiarri ( The ideal candidate should have experience in genomic analysis to answer fundamental questions in evolutionary and ecological biology and expertise in handling aquatic organisms. The position will be based in Kingston, RI with an anticipated start date as soon as May 1, 2022.
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Tenure Track (Open Rank) Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of New Hampshire
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank in the area of ocean engineering with a starting date of August 22, 2022. The Department is particularly interested in creative scholars who can make fundamental contributions to one or more of the following focus areas: marine robotics, ocean simulations, marine structures, coastal processes, ocean sensing, marine geotechnics, ocean renewable energy, and ocean acoustics. UNH seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

The successful candidate will build on current strengths in the Department in these areas, have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and ocean test sites, and opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations across campus. Possible affiliations include the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and/or the UNH Integrated Applied Mathematics Program.

Candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor are expected to provide leadership to support the undergraduate and graduate Ocean Engineering programs.
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