For tips on applying and associated resources:

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

For opportunities specifically in Engineering:

Neurojobs Career Center

SfN, made up of nearly 38,000 scientists and physicians, is the world’s largest organization devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system.

  • The SfN website is viewed more than 300,000 times per month.
  • NJCC has more than 7,400 registered job seekers.
  • Each job posting on NJCC is viewed by an average of 1,070 top job seekers.
  • Since SfN is affiliated with the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN), you’ll have the opportunity to access over 85,000 industry-specific resumes.
  • And, NJCC lets you fill all your healthcare job posting needs by allowing you to post jobs in any category or discipline of healthcare to the NHCN, even if it’s not related to this association.

Marine Biology Summer Field Course in South Africa

Are you graduating this spring and looking to further your marine science skills? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to study marine biodiversity in South Africa this summer? Cape RADD facilitates a 4 week field course for individuals or groups who want to learn more about the marine environment, conservation and research through hands on field experience and diver development. The Cape RADD course includes training in multiple data collection and field operation techniques, theoretical workshops on analysis techniques and tools like R, GIS, and Coral Point Count. Come spend a month abroad, scuba diving and freediving in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
As a Cape RADD student you will enrol in a fascinating and rewarding program that will put you under the water for a hands on experience and valuable contribution to the marine research projects taking place just outside Cape Town. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram to follow our story and see what our students are up to!

This program is ideal for students, graduates, divers, conservationists or just those with an interest in marine biology looking to gain extra knowledge and field experience in the marine sciences, to develop new skills and show some real life experience on their CV.
Visit or email for more details.

National Sea Grant College Program

The National Sea Grant College Program has just released three funding opportunities to support research and industry engagement to advance U.S. aquaculture.  The intent of these opportunities is to build on recent NOAA investments and tap the aquaculture expertise in the Sea Grant network. The details for each of the three opportunities are delineated here:

1. Advanced Aquaculture Collaborative Programs

$9,000,000 – LOI April 15, Full May 15

2. Exploring New Aquaculture Opportunities

$1,500,000 – LOI March 26, Full April 24

3. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research Needs in Aquaculture

$3,000,000 – LOI April 2, Full May 1

As directed in the first two FFOs, we are required to take leadership for submissions under opportunities 1 and 2. They are willing to be involved in proposals to the National Sea Grant Office under FFO #3 if our participation could be of benefit, but will focus our efforts on developing strong submissions for the first two.

The Collaborative Program and New Opportunities calls require Sea Grant Program leadership and submission. Neither of these calls is intended to support a single, discrete research project. As outlined in the FFOs, they are intended to be broader projects that may involve research, but also require industry involvement, outreach and extension components, and increase the capacity of the Maine Sea Grant Program to support ongoing and future research, extension, and science communication activities related to aquaculture. As such, based on our current bandwidth, for each of the programs our current intentions are:

·  Collaborative Program:

o We intend to submit two Letters of Intent

o Both programs will be led by Maine Sea Grant and will include the addition of a full time extension professional dedicated to this collaborative program (building capacity)

o While topical details will be worked out over the next couple of weeks, we anticipate

§ Focusing on research priority areas identified in the 10-year NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Vision document, and more recent network-wide planning initiatives

§ Forming a transdisciplinary team including industry, other local and state partners, and researchers from multiple disciplines

o The maximum allowed budget for this opportunity is $1.2M, for a project period of up to 3 years, and it will require 50% non-federal match in each year

·  New Opportunities Program:

o We intend to submit up to five Letters of Intent

o These submissions should be extension-oriented and should include some level of funding for extension professionals dedicated to the program (building capacity)

o While topical details will be worked out over the next couple of weeks for these NEW high-risk, high-reward ideas in underexplored areas, we anticipate both:

§ Identifying specific areas of interest to our current extension programming and collaborations

§ Soliciting ideas from industry members and other collaborators and partners that would benefit from our extension professional’s involvement and coordination

o The maximum allowed budget for this opportunity is $100,000, for a project period of up to 2 years, and it will require 50% non-federal match in each year.

The National Sea Grant Office will be providing further guidance to state Sea Grant programs during a webinar on Monday, 4 March at 3:00 PM EST. If you would like to participate in the webinar, please register or join using this link

Once we receive that additional guidance we will establish a more explicit process for deciding on proposals that will move forward to the national office from the Maine Sea Grant Program for FFOs 1 and 2.

Teaching Experience for Undergraduates – Vassar

Teaching Experience for Undergraduates (TEU) program ( is accepting applications for the summer 2019 math and science programs through February 28th. TEU provides a rich summer experience for undergraduates from our 61 partner liberal arts institutions who are interested in secondary STEM teaching careers.

Full color flyers with information about the TEU program are included here as attachments for you to share electronically with your students and others at your institution.  Applications and recommendations may be submitted directly online at the TEU website.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of help in any other way. For the science track click here. For the mathematics track click here.

National Sea Grant American Lobster Research Initiative

The National Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative will fund a national competition focused on research priorities for American Lobster, with a focus on the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, to enhance practice use and conservation of marine resources to create a sustainable economy and environment.

Research topics suitable for study on American lobster under this FFO should have a geographic focus of the Gulf of Maine and/or Georges Bank and address one or more of the following:

  1. Increased understanding of life history parameters, including but not limited to, migration, growth, and maturity;
  2. Larval studies and early biology;
  3. Spatial distribution; and
  4. Socio-economic lessons learned from Southern New England as they pertain to Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine.

For each research topic above, special emphasis may be placed on the impact of warming temperatures.

Subject to the availability of funding, this announcement describes how eligible applicants should apply for NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005917. Sea Grant anticipates funding between 5-10 research projects totaling between $1 million and $2 million. Projects must have a maximum duration of two years.

Dates: The anticipated start date is September 1, 2019, with projects to be completed by August 31, 2021.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, April 11, 2019.

Webinar: The NSGO will host a webinar providing an overview of this funding opportunity and its application process on February 14, 2019 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. The webinar will include a presentation and provide an opportunity to ask questions that you may have about applying to the announcement. Please register and/or join at the link provided below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alison Krepp (

Maine Sea Grant Biennial RFP

Our biennial request for proposals are designed to sponsor a diverse research portfolio that links the scientific capacity of Maine with the needs of coastal stakeholders. We anticipate an estimated $600,000 will be available to support research projects over the two-year funding period. Total two-year requests are limited to $150,000 in Sea Grant funds (including all direct and indirect costs). Maine Sea Grant is administered by the University of Maine, but the research competition is open to faculty and staff at any public or private research or higher education institution in the state.

Deadline: Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 4:30 P.M.

Complete request and instructions: Maine Sea Grant Request for Proposals 2020-2022 (PDF)

Research/Extension Webinar: We seek proposals that link research to the needs of coastal communities. There is no better way to do this than by interacting with our Marine Extension Team. Collectively, they have decades of experience in Maine’s coastal communities. We hosted a webinar on February 5th, 2019 – view the presentation PDF.

eSeaGrant: Maine Sea Grant has a new online proposal submission tool. All pre-proposals and full proposals must be submitted to Maine eSeaGrant. Please view our instruction manual for a short introduction and tutorial to using eSeaGrant.

Contact Dan Weaver, Research Coordinator, by email or phone (207.581.4880) with any questions.

Knauss Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. To learn more, please visit the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program on the web.

Visit the National Sea Grant website for Prospective Knauss Fellows, to learn more about the fellowship and the application process.

Next Application Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Creating your Application: Download and carefully read the 2020 Knauss Fellowship Federal Funding Opportunity (NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2005911), which contains information about eligibility, required application content and format, and applicant review criteria.

Please notify Kathy Villarreal at 207-581-1435 or as soon as you have decided to apply, so we can track the applications coming in, start a file for your materials, and answer questions about the application process.

NOAA requires official hard copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts for this fellowship application, which must be delivered (via mail or by hand) to our office, but all other application materials may be emailed to Kathy Villarreal at the address above. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to Maine Sea Grant Director, Gayle Zydlewski, and they may be sent via mail or signed, scanned, and emailed to Kathy Villarreal at the contact information above. It is critical that the application format guidance in the federal funding opportunity is followed exactly, as applicants have been disqualified in recent years for errors such as word counts in excess of the maximum required.

If you have any additional questions about your eligibility, or about the fellowship experience or application review criteria, please contact Beth Bisson.

NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Since 1999, Sea Grant and NMFS have partnered to train graduate students in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. Population and ecosystem dynamics involve the study of fish populations and marine ecosystems to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics.

The goals of the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program are:

  • To encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in either population and ecosystem dynamics and stock assessment or in marine resource economics
  • To increase available expertise related to these fields
  • To foster closer relationships between academic scientists and NOAA Fisheries
  • To provide real-world experience to graduate students and accelerate their career development

For more information, please visit the NOAA NMFS-SG Fellowship page.

Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Important Application Submission Details:
All application materials from Maine applicants for this fellowship program must be submitted to the Maine Sea Grant Program office at the University of Maine in Orono by the state application deadline (January 30).

Please contact Kathy Villarreal at the Maine Sea Grant Program as soon as you have decided to apply for the fellowship (207-581-1435 or email Kathy), so we can discuss the process and timeline for your proposal, track the number of applications coming in, and help answer questions during proposal preparation. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program Manager.

2019 Application Materials:
There are two separate funding numbers for the two portions of this competition. The 2019 NOAA NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Federal Funding Opportunities for both Marine Resource Economics and Population and Ecosystem Dynamics are available via

Please visit Grants.Gov, click the “Search Grants” tab, and enter the following Funding Opportunity Numbers, or click the links below to view and download the full announcement and submission forms:

For more information, please contact Kathy Villarreal, or email

Sea Grant Research Fellowship: Lobster

This fellowship is jointly supported by Maine Sea Grant and UMaine’s College of Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture.

A one-year graduate research assistantship including stipend, tuition and insurance for a student conducting lobster research. The prospective student must be either already enrolled in or recently accepted by the admissions committee to the School of Marine Sciences Dual Master’s degree program in Marine Science and Policy. Ideally this fellowship will provide a 3rd year to complete the dual degree added to the 2 years traditionally taken for a single Masters degree. The advising faculty member and student must embrace the Sea Grant approach to research, extension, and outreach, and the research area should align with the Maine Sea Grant strategic plan. The advisor must become an affiliated faculty of UMaine’s Lobster Institute.

The financial terms of the one-year fellowship are as follows

Stipend: $23,000
Tuition: up to $5,856
Health Insurance: $2801

Advising faculty are asked to submit:

  1. Name of the prospective student;
  2. Student’s enrollment status (enrolled or entering);
  3. Brief project description (not to exceed 300 words) including a statement of the student’s involvement in research and outreach activities;
  4. Sources of additional support beyond one year. State whether these sources are secured or pending.

Application review to begin: 1 March 2019

Applications will be reviewed jointly by Maine Sea Grant and the Lobster Institute, and be ranked on the basis of alignment with their missions.

Submit questions and applications by email to Kathy Villarreal.


Pediatrics Department at Harvard Medical School

Full-time Research Assistant positions will be available beginning in early summer with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, HSCI Faculty Member, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. The lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision, you will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests and techniques as well as work with zebrafish. Technicians will be required to perform standard molecular biology techniques, microinjections, microscopy of zebrafish morphology, tissue culture, and animal husbandry. The positions are excellent opportunities for those interested in later pursuing graduate school, medical school, dentistry, nursing, and other health related programs/professions.


If you are interested, email your cover letter and CV to Lab Manager Dr. Bruce Barut: Positions are competitive require a two-year commitment.

Harvard University Zon Lab Job Opening

The Zon Lab in the Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology has an opening for a research assistant/lab manager position in our laboratory beginning this summer. It is a two year position designed for students looking to apply to graduate/medical school. Click here for more information.

Southern Teaching Agency

Students who believe they will be good biology teachers should consider completing this online application. Candidates from all majors who are interested in teaching or coaching at private schools are encouraged. While certification or license can be helpful, it is not always required (note that elementary-grade teachers and learning specialists must hold state licensure and certification is preferred for art, physical education, and music teachers).

Southern Teachers has focused on matching great candidates with schools in the South for over a century. We interview our candidates, connect with their references, and get to know the person, not just the resumé. The result: placements that help teachers, schools, and students thrive.

Operation Wallacea- Conservation Research Through Academic Partnerships

What is Operation Wallacea?
Operation Wallacea (Opwall)  is an organization that runs a series of biological and conservation management research programs each year from early June to early August in remote locations across the world. Working alongside a large team of academics and PhD students, these annual surveys have produced 330+ publications in peer reviewed journals.The funding for Opwall programs comes from tuition fees paid by students who then have the opportunity to work with publishing scientists.This approach overcomes issues caused by the short term nature of grant based funding and enables long-term temporal data sets to be gathered in habitats around the world using comparable methods across research sites. More than 250 academics and 70+ PhD students have participated in this program, with resulting data then being used to lever funds for conservation interventions at these sites.

Opportunities for Field Training Courses
The research facilities established by Opwall are available for university training courses outside the normal expedition research season (June-August). The sites identified below all have sufficient local experts, survey equipment and logistics management to be used for 1 or 2 week field courses. Universities and colleges are able to design and plan field courses utilizing key benefits including:

  • Established field sites
  • Access to past datasets
  • Full lecture series (if required)
  • Local support and guides (if required)
  • Bespoke training course
  • Past testimonials
  • Workable project lists
  • Background reading list
  • Completed risk assessments
  • Fully packaged travel arrangements
  • Costs starting at $640 per week per student, excluding travel (one free place for an academic for each 10 students-this place is pro rata).

Mexico – Forest and Marine Courses
Based in the Yucatan Peninsula in forest camps for the first week, this Neotropical forest ecology and conservation course consists of practicals including camera trapping for jaguars and pumas, point count surveys for birds, standard search transects for herpetofauna, Morelet crocodile surveys, scan and focal sampling behavior surveys of spider monkeys, and assessing forest structure. The second week is based at a marine research center and consists of PADI Open Water dive training or a Caribbean reef ecology course with practicals, including sea turtle behavioral studies by diving or snorkeling.

Peru – Amazon Forest Courses
Based on a research ship moored in the remote Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, this Amazonian Wildlife Ecology and Conservation course consists of practicals including line transects for pink and grey dolphins, gill net surveys for fish, point counts for macaws, caiman surveys, water bird transect surveys, distance and patch occupancy surveys of large mammals, camera trapping, niche separation in 12 species of primates, and amphibian surveys of floating vegetation mats.

South Africa – Bush Courses
Based in a range of Highveld, Lowveld and Fynbos reserves, this African Wildlife Management course consists of practicals including distance based surveys of large mammals from vehicles, foot based surveys of browsing and grazing pressure to calculate carrying capacities of reserves, bird point counts, and camera trapping. These courses have the students working with armed guards on foot in reserves for some practicals and includes initial training in bush survey and safety skills.

Indonesia – Marine Courses
Based in the famous Wakatobi Marine National Park, the most published site in the Coral Triangle, this field course includes dive training to PADI Open Water level as well as an Indo-Pacific reef ecology course with practicals focused on 3D mapping software to model reefs, stereo video surveys of reef fish, seagrass and mangrove studies, behavior projects on fiddler crabs and cleaner fish, and artisanal fishery survey methods.

Croatia – Terrestrial and Marine courses
Based in Krka National Park research centre for the first week, the Balkan field course consists of practicals including electrofishing, cave surveys, camera trapping for large mammals such as wolves, bird point counts and mist netting, and reptile surveys. The marine week is based in Mljet National Park, with dive training to PADI Open Water level or the Mediterranean Sea and islands ecology course with practicals including stereo video surveys of fish, sea grass surveys, and tortoise population surveys.

You can find out even more about these opportunities here. Please let us know if you have any questions at all.

Research Technician- Mouse Breeding Colony Manager

We are a research laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital looking for someone to fill a position as our full-time mouse colony manager. Our research on pulmonary fibrosis and lung disease largely relies on genetically engineered mouse models which we breed and maintain in house. The role of the colony manager is therefore of utmost importance and requires above average organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.


The main responsibilities of this role include: breeding (setting up mating pairs), weaning, tissue collection (for genotyping purposes), monitoring of clinical conditions, compound administration (PO, SC, IP, IV), anesthesia/analgesia/euthanasia and basic data collection. Above all, we expect excellent communication with the other members of the laboratory in order to create an efficient and collaborative work environment that is the foundation of good research.

Once these responsibilities are met, we are able to provide additional room for career growth and training.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Biology or related field (experience preferred but not necessary).
  • Solid understanding of basic genetics
  • Strong communication skills (reading, writing, verbal).
  • Ability to recognize and respond to normal/abnormal animal conditions and behaviors.
  • Identification and resolution of technical/operational challenges.
  • Team oriented and interactive.
  • Availability during off-hours (some weekends, holidays and during inclement weather).
  • Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and data base knowledge.

Wildlife Acoustics Course

This course is a well-rounded 5 day course that starts with the basics of bat acoustics and bat detector technology. It includes species identification with an overview of North American species, and more in-depth acoustic ID of northwestern species.

The course will provide a foundation for those participating in the North American Bat Monitoring Program, conducting environmental assessments, monitoring at wind energy developments and more. There will be an overview of of all major types of bat detectors with focus on Wildlife Acoustics products. On several nights (weather dependent) there will be hands-on practice in the field actively recording bats.

The analysis component of this course focuses on practice with workflow patterns, starting with raw file management, and includes using Kaldeidoscope Pro to efficiently identify files to species and species-groups, ending with quick and easy pivot-tables and histogram creation in Excel for reporting. For more information click here.

Teaching Assistant in the SES Program

These are full time temporary positions (~4.5 months Aug 27, 2018- Jan 11, 2019) and serve as a great platform from which to pursue other scientific research jobs in Woods Hole.  All three of last year’s TA’s are now employed full time in research labs at MBL.

Successful applicants should be familiar with ecological theory and have strong lab and field skills in ecosystems or microbial science including experience measuring biogeochemical parameters such as water column nutrients, chlorophyll.  Knowledge of field instruments such as a Hydrolab sonde used to measure salinity, temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen profiles in the water column is helpful.  Familiarity with terrestrial ecosystems and use of Licor or equivalent instrumentation to measure leaf level photosynthesis  and/or soil respiration would be helpful.  The microbial position also requires some knowledge of molecular techniques for analysis of genomic information.

For more information click here.

Success Academy Charter Schools

A great new opportunity with Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. Primarily serving low-income families and communities, they have created a revolutionary K-12 school model that is nationally recognized for achieving outstanding academic results for students. The goal is to hire 120 middle school math and science teachers for the upcoming school year so. For more application click this application link.

Frankel Cardiovascular Center at Michigan Medicine Center

This program supports undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Any undergraduate student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply for this opportunity, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.

Program Description

Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. This collection of laboratories is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure.

The stipend will be $4,000 for ten weeks of full-time work, starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending around the first week of August. There may also be financial aid assistance for travel and housing to students that qualify. There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.

The application for our 2019 Frankel CVC Summer Undergraduate Fellowship program will open mid-December and the deadline for submission is January 31, 2019.