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Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)

Applications due February 13th

The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is a multi-institutional program between the 6 Woods Hole scientific institutions and the academic partner, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. It is a 10-week program designed primarily for college juniors and seniors from underrepresented groups in marine and ocean sciences who want to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science. The program consists of a four-week course and a ten-week research project – all in Woods Hole.

Who should apply:   PEP recruits from all backgrounds, but especially from minority groups that are under-represented in marine and environmental sciences. African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific Island, and Alaska Native students are particularly encouraged to apply.  Priority is given to entering juniors and seniors majoring in the natural sciences or engineering, mathematics, or social sciences. Applicants must also have completed some course work in either oceanography, biology, or marine and/or environmental science

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Young Scientist Opportunity

Applications due February 28th

Paid Internships (8–12 weeks) that offer professional scientific research experience and formal training opportunities for undergraduate college students. 

This program offers professional scientific research experience and formal training opportunities for qualified participants tailored to meet their educational and professional goals and interests.

The Young Scientists Opportunity enables participants to work under the guidance of talented staff at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center who will provide challenging work opportunities and one-on-one mentoring in the participant's field of study

Who Should apply:   Full-time status, degree-seeking undergraduate students with no fewer than 24 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university, and who will not be graduating until after fall quarter/semester 2020 (sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors).

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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EPA Coastal Acidification Vulnerability Research Opportunity

Applications due January 29th, 2021, 3PM ET

A research training opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA), Pacific Ecological Systems Division (PESD) in Newport, Oregon. The research participant will participate in a research project focused on assessing the role of land-based drivers of coastal acidification in estuaries of the United States. The project will utilize existing and novel biogeochemical, spatial, and model data to evaluate the patterns and trends of estuarine acidification in estuaries around the U.S.  This research project will help inform a vulnerability assessment of U.S. estuaries to land-based sources of acidification, including the roles of eutrophication and land use change. Activities that the research participant may be involved in include:
  • Field activities including sampling streams and estuaries for water chemistry, and servicing water quality instrumentation.
  • Compiling and analyzing datasets of stream and estuarine water quality (including nutrients, pH, alkalinity, and stable isotopes), land use, and other relevant indicators of land-based sources of acidification.
  • Compiling scientific literature relevant to the project.
  • Collaborating with government and academic researchers to help develop hydrodynamic and biogeochemical models of coastal and estuarine systems.
  • Contributing to scientific manuscripts and presentations on this research project, including opportunities for presenting at scientific conferences.

Applications are due January 29, 2021 at 3:00pm ET. 

Details here: https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-ORD-CPHEA-PESD-2020-05

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Announcing Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowships in Texas and Louisiana

Proposals due April 17, 2020

The Louisiana Sea Grant and Texas Sea Grant Programs, in partnership with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), are pleased to announce the availability of Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowships for the two-year period covering the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years. The fellowship provides a total award of $46,000 per year for two years.

The fellowship is open to full-time graduate students at any academic institution in Louisiana and Texas who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to regional ocean, coastal, and estuarine acidification. In addition to supporting the student’s academic expenses, the fellowship will provide additional professional development opportunities throughout its duration, focusing on science communication, management application, outreach, and other Sea Grant and OAP activities and mission priorities.

Proposals are due before 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 17, 2020. For more information go to 

Friday, March 6, 2020
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Ecology

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral marine ecologist interested in applying research on determining the phytoremediation potential by farmed macroalgae species. Our aim is to identify the conditions under which co-cultivation of blue mussels and farmed kelp is mutually beneficial and can mitigate stresses from coastal acidification. This position is initially funded for 1 year and will offer opportunities for multi-institution and transdisciplinary collaboration, pursuit of independent funding, and training in molecular-based approaches to determine fate of kelp detritus if desired.

Please submit a cover letter and CV using Bigelow's online application portal. Screening of candidates will begin February 24, 2020 with expectation candidate will be available in April of 2020.

Monday, February 3, 2020
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