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Last Update: January 25, 2021

Full time positions

Assistant Director for Development and Extension, SC Sea Grant Consortium (South Carolina)  

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Start Date: Position available immediately
  • Last Date to Apply: 01/31/2021
  • Duties:
    • Lead, coordinate, and oversee the Consortium's Sea Grant Extension Program
    • Support staff in program and professional development and provide leadership and management in long-range planning, writing, reporting, applied research, and outreach grant development and managment
    • Plan, develop, secure funding for, and manage mulitdisciplinary research and extension programs and projects that draw from Consortium-wide expertise
    • Assist the Executive Director in overall management of the agency
  • Qualifications:
    • Specialized graduate degree in natural or social science field pertinent to ocean and coastal science and policy fields with a minimum of six years programmatic and progressive administrative and management experience
    • Preferred substantial knowledge of the Sea Grant mission and thorough understanding of ocean and coastal issues and stakeholder needs in SC and southeastern region
  • Contact Person: Marlena Davis, HR Mgr, marlena.davis@scseagrant.org 
  • Link to Assistant Director for Development and Extension Posting

Research Associate-Fisheries Management & Ecology, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (Arkansas)  

  • Full time Positions
  • Salary: $35,000/year
  • Last Date to Apply: 01/31/2021
  • Duties:
    • Performing basic water quality
    • Using active and passive fish sampling gears in diverse aquatic environments, species-level identification of fishes, ageing of fishes
    • Routine maintenance of boats, sampling gears, trailers, and other field and lab equipment
    • Preparing data sheets, managing data sets, and organizing all necessary equipment and supplies for field and lab activities 
  • Qualifications:
    • A degree (BS required, MS preferred) in fisheries, wildlife, natural resources, environmental sciences, or closely related field
    • Experience with diverse types of fisheries field and lab work preferred
    • Preferred skills with specialized computer programming (e.g., R, SAS, and GIS) and mapping (e.g., side-scan sonar, ArcGIS, ReefMaster, etc.)
  • Contact Person: Steve Lochmann, 870.575.8165, uapbjobs@uapb.edu 
  • Link to Research Associate-Fisheries Management & Ecology Posting

Aquatic Biologist, Fisheries Biologist, Limnologists, Aquatic Environment Consultants, Aquatic Environment Consultants, Inc. (Pennsylvania)  

  • Full time Positions
  • Salary: TBD
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 01/31/2021
  • Duties:
    • Work in the field (on a boat) on all sizes of water bodies
    • Apply  aquatic herbicides
    • Operate sampling equipment for water quality and fisheries management 
  • Qualifications:
    • Two- or four-year college degree in related field
    • Ability to travel out of town and overnight
    • Ability to drive large pickup trucks with trailers
    • Ability to walk long distances and operate boats and motors
    • Aquatic pesticide application experience (preferred)  
  • Contact Person: Bill Kirkpatrick
  • Link to Aquatic Biologist, Fisheries Biologist, Limnologist, Aquatic Environment Consultant Posting

Research Scientist 3 Marine Carbon, University of Washington CICOES (Washington)

  • Full Time Position 
  • Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
  • Last Date to Apply: 2/3/11
  • Duties: 
    • Lead lab-based seawater analysis for Marine Carbon Group through analysis of seawater samples for total alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon and pH using custom-built instruments in a laboratory setting following Good Laboratory Practices
    • Participate on coastal and open ocean oceanographic research cruises to collect and analyze seawater samples for alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon, and pH, and operate complex seawater chemistry monitoring instruments for seawater CO2 for periods of time from days to a few months
    • Assist Marine Carbon Group Principal Investigators in managing multiple projects as well as data analysis and visualization and preparation of text, tables, and statistical analysis for reports, publications, proposals, and presentations
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in marine science, oceanography, chemistry, biology, or similar and 3 or more years experience. 
    • Master's degree desired
    • Competancy using and following established laboratory procedures and instrumentaiton for analytical wet chemistry
    • Desired seagoing experience on research vessels, particularly operating, deploying, and sampling a CTD/Rosette and/or plankton nets and collecting and analyzing samples for chlorophyll
    • Desired experience with software for data processing/analysis, using or programming LabView, and networking instruments and computers
  • Link to Research Scientist 3 Marine Carbon Posting

Aquarium Life Support Technician, The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (Virginia)

  • Full Time Position 
  • Salary: $32,656 - $47,840
  • Last Date to Apply: 2/7/11
  • Duties: 
    • Perform regular inspections and preventive maintenance on life support systems/equipment
    • Maintain water quality through monitoring and operation of individual life support systems 
    • Operate and maintain pumps, filters, fractionators, compressors, etc.
    • Communicate with staff across functional areas regarding system maintenance
  • Qualifications:
    • 2 years of experience (or education) in related field 
    • Bachelor's degree in a related field (preferred)
    • Industry related certification or license (preferred)
    • Experience operating and repairing/installing life support systems for aquaria (preferred)
    • Experience monitoring water quality (preferred)
  • Link to Aquarium Life Support Technician Posting

Fisheries Scientist I, Marsh & Associates, LLC (Arizona)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $33,800
  • Start Date: 02/16/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 02/08/2020
  • Duties:
    • Assist with native fish conservation studies using acoustic telemetry and PIT scanning antennas, electrofishing, etc.  
    • Collect and identify aquatic biota, obtain environmental samples, and record data
    • Data entry tasks and general office and laboratory duties
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field
    • Experience with small watercraft operation and maintenance (preferred)
    • Stream, river, and reservoir sampling experience (preferred)
    • Familiarity with ArcGIS and the Microsoft Office Suite (preferred)
  • Contact Person: Beverly Ross
  • Link to Fisheries Scientist I Posting

GIS Analyst, CEMML, Colorado State University (Nebraska)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $55,000 - $60,000
  • Last Date to Apply: 02/08/2021
  • Duties:
    • Data development/maintenance for all environmental GIS data 
    • Provide GIS support to Air Force environmental programs
    • Engage with Air Force environmental Program Managers and staff on a routine basis
  • Qualifications:
    • BS or BA degree(s) in computer science, information technology, geographic information systems, geography, etc.
    • Three years of GIS work experience 
    • Experience in environmental-related GIS, Esri’s ArcGIS software, and cartography
    • Work experience applying spatial data standards, data development, and data maintenance
    • Superior communication skills
  • Contact Person: Gwynn Ellis, wcnr_hr@mail.colostate.edu
  • Link to GIS Analyst Posting

Naturalist, Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort (South Carolina)

  • Temporary/Seasonal Position
  • Salary: $9/hour with $150 deducted each pay period (biweekly) for housing (access to resort amenities)
  • Last Date to Apply: 02/16/2021
  • Duties: 
    • Organize, implement, and evaluate daily recreation activities involving nature
    • Lead guests on nature programs (kayaking/canoeing trips, gator walks, birding programs, etc.)
    • Educate guests and residents using wildlife housed at the activity center
    • Data collection for research projects
    • Assist with animal care and exhibit maintenance
  • Qualifications:
    • Degree in zoology, biology, or wildlife biology
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Working knowledge of and passion for barrier island ecology
    • Willing to learn/already able to confidently handle snakes, alligators, turtles, etc.
    • Experience handling venomous reptiles/alligators and knowledge of wildlife ID (preferred)
  • Contact Person: Megan Grams (Head Naturalist), 843.838.1516, mgrams@frippislandresort.com 
  • Link to Naturalist Posting

Fisheries Sonar Technician, Prince William Sound Science Center (Alaska)

  • Temporary/Seasonal Position
  • Salary: Depends on experience
  • Start Date: 04/30/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 02/26/2021
  • Duties:
    • Deploy, maintain, and operate imaging sonar systems and related equipment
    • Live at site in a tent-based camp for active monitoring phase (approximately five weeks)
  • Qualifications
    • Ability to work/live in remote locations under challenging conditions
    • Ability to lift 60 lbs
    • Familiarity with sonars for fisheries applications and the ability to operate small boats
    • Bear safety training/experience
    • Firearm safety training
  • Contact Person: Rob Campbell
  • Link to Fisheries Sonar Techinician Posting

Genomics Laboratory Specialist, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC; Idaho)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $53,529 – $70,490 
  • Start Date: 03/31/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2001
  • Duties:
    • Prepare DNA libraries for next-generation sequencing and provide guidance to lab technicians
    • Perform analyses with lab equipment such as sequencers, thermal cyclers, etc.
    • Design, implement, and ensure QA/QC protocols are completed for genetic/genomic data
    • Troubleshoot problems that arise with methods and data sets
    • Contribute to reports and publications
  • Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree plus 1 year of experience in a related position
    • Knowledge and experience with current molecular genomics techniques and equipment
    • Experience with supervision of others in a lab environment
    • Familiar with Linux/Unix operating systems and Shell, Bash, Python, and Perl scripts (preferred)
    • Knowledge regarding fishes of the Columbia River (preferred) 
  • Contact Person: Human Resources
  • Link to Genomics Laboratory Specialist Positng

Fisheries Biologist, Aquatic Environmental Service, Inc. (Georgia)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: TBD
  • Start Date: 11/01/2020
  • Last Date to Apply: 03/01/2021
  • Duties:
    • Perform various lake management duties
    • Assist with GIS/mapping projects 
    • Plan and design aquatic environments and recommend correct aquatic species to meet plan goals
    • Assist as needed with stocking fish
    • Help as needed with office support
  • Qualifications:
    • Knowledge and application of general fisheries management, lake mapping/GIS, and fish identification
    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Fisheries Management, or related area (Advanced degree desired)
    • 2+ years of industry/technical experience in a related position
    • Must be able to pass the required physical
  • Contact Person: Sharon Williams, 770.735.3523, office@lakework.com 
  • Link to Fisheries Biologist Georgia Posting

Data Analyst, TekSystems (South Carolina)

  • Temporary Position (30-60 days), Full time or part time
  • Duties:
    • Gather and review data from various sources to identify needs, trends, and areas of success and opportunities
    • Analyze data from disparate sources and provide easy to read analytics
    • Produce reports and presentations
  • Qualifications:
    • 2-3+ years of experience with data analysis
    • Experience with analytical tools such as Munis (accounting), Hayes Software (asset management), and Heat Ticketing -- these can be taught!
    • Ability to compile data into professional presentations
  • Contact Person: Makayla Elliott, 843.207.2522, maelliot@teksystems.com 
  • Link to Data Analyst Posting

Scientific Analytical Support, EPA/ORD, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (Ohio)

  • Full time, temporary
  • Salary: $29.80/hour
  • Start Date: February 2021 (through May 14, 2021 with up to 4 additional option periods)
  • Duties:
    • Assist with maintenance of a single, centralized data base containing metadata on all ORD software applications designed to serve as an ongoing resource for application developers, decrease redundancy, improve the quality of responses to data calls and improve compliance with agency policies 
    • Application portfolio management
    • SharePoint online Office 365 application/Site development support
    • General administrative support
  • Qualifications:
    • Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Biology, Public Health, Ecology, Math, Computer Science, or a closely related field of study from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months
    • Demonstrated experience in the area of data manipulation/analysis using spreadsheets and/or databases; experience using Excel; experience in administrative support funcitons, managing records, and managing databases
    • Desired exprience using Access, SQL, or other types of spreadsheets/databases; experience using R, SAS, or other types of statistical software; experience working with SharePoint 2013, 2016, or Office 365 SharePoint Online.
  • Contact Person: EPAjobs@orau.org
  • Link to Scientific Analytical Support Posting

Alaska Shellfish Observer, Saltwater Inc. (Alaska)

  • Permanent Postition
  • Salary: $4050 – $6330 a month (DOE)
  • Note: Observer contracts are typically for 120 days and can be renewed indefinitely
  • Duties:
    • Collect biological data while living aboard commercial fishing vessels
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in biological science
    • 30 semester hours in biological sciences
    • College course in math and statistics
    • College course using dichotomous keys
  • Contact Person: Erica Westly
  • Link to Alaska Shellfish Observer Posting

Quantitative Research Associate, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (Portland, ME)

  • Full Time
  • Duties:
    • Conduct stock assessment and fish population modeling
    • Conduct statistical analyses (including time series, spatial, and multivariate statistics)
    • Synthesis and visualization of modeling results
    • Manage code for manipulating and processing data in accessible and well documented manners
    • Manage large and diverse data sets
    • Perform literature reviews
    • Contribute to writing of project reports and manuscripts
  • Qualifications:
    • Completed (or nearly completed) M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, such as Fisheries Science, Statistics, Ecology, or other related field that demonstrates a strong quantitative background
    • Proficient programmer in R
    • Knowledge of fisheries science, population dynamics, stock assessment, and fisheries management.
    • Experience fitting models to data for fisheries stock assessment and/or experience in simulation modeling 
    • Strong quantitative skills, including experience with statistical analyses (e.g., regression, time series, spatial, and/or multivariate statistics), ecological modeling, and/or simulation modeling
  • Link to Quantitative Research Associate Posting

Marine Science/Oceanography Instructor, Sea|Mester (locations vary)  

  • Full Time
  • Competitive
  • Duties:
    • Teach to college-level marine science courses, Oceanography and Introduction to Marine Biology to include lecture and practical activities
    • Developing and grading quizzes and exams, grading papers and presentations
    • Playing active role in every aspect of life afloat, mentoring students, participation in sailing and scuba activities, cooking, cleaning, and provisioning
  • Qualifications:
    • Minimum of Master’s degree in Oceanography or Marine Science with 18 or more credits of documented oceanography or marine science classes taken at master’s level or hight.
    • Experience teaching to an undergraduate level
    • Additional qualifications: PADI Divemaster or Instructor; USCG captains license; RYA/MCA Yachtmaster or Master of Yachts 200 ton; Emergency Medical Technician or other similar medical certification
    • Contact: Kris Stevenson kris.s@gxg.org
  • Link to Marine Science/Oceanography Instructor Posting

Animal Care Specialist Senior, OdySea Aquarium (Scottsdale, AZ)

  • Full Time
  • Duties:
    • Assist curator and other team members to coordinate trianing animals in husbandry and veterinary behaviors
    • Assure appropriate records are kept pertaining to the health and behavior of animals and that food, supplies, and maintenance equipment is ordered and stocked as needed
    • Assist training team members in developing educational strategies and compliance with established standards and protocols
    • Maintain advanced knowledge of industry innovations and progressinve animal care through profesional meetings and conferences, trade journals, and communicaiton with professional colleagues
    • Take active role in educating guests with species information and conservation messaging
    • Research and suggest upgrades, enhancements, and changes to exhibit systems
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field required
    • At least, five years of professional experience at a public zoo, aquarium, or similar institution
    • One year of supervisory or team lead experience with demonstrated advcnaced knowledge and experience in zoological operations and animal care preferred
    • SCUBA certification
  • Link to Animal Care Specialist Senior



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