Ocean Opportunities

Looking for a job, postdoc, PhD, masters, conferences, workshops, or citizen science opportunities in ocean/marine sciences around the world? Look no further!

This board is updated twice-monthly and was last updated on July 13, 2018. 

Jobs

Fisheries Officer with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) (Japan). Deadline July 14, 2018.

Laboratory analyst - chemistry with CEFAS (England). Deadline July 16, 2018.

Deputy Director - Head of Marine Laboratories with the Scottish Government (Scotland). Deadline July 16, 2018.

Senior Marine Litter Scientist with CEFAS (England). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Researcher in Microbial Ecology Applied to Aquaculture with IFREMER (France). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Project officer (3-year contract) with AquaTT (Ireland). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Marine Ecologist (3-year contract) with the National Oceanography Centre (England). Deadline July 22, 2018.

Aquaculture-related fish physiology focusing on circular marine aquaculture systems with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Deadline August 1, 2018.

Executive Director (3-year contract) with JPI Oceans (Belgium). Deadline August 17, 2018.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Marine Science with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (Japan). Deadline August 31, 2018.

Tenured Faculty Position in Marine Science with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (Japan). Deadline August 31, 2018.

Assistant Professor, Marine Biology with Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (USA). Deadline September 15, 2018.

Executive Director with Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) (USA). Deadline not stated.

Strategy Director - Marine Protection Campaign (1-year contract) with Environment Tasmania (Australia). Deadline not stated.

Officer, Ending Overfishing in Northwestern Europe with The Pew Charitable Trusts (England). Deadline not stated.

Officer, International Fisheries Compliance (Fisheries Management MCS) with The Pew Charitable Trusts (USA). Deadline not stated.

Officer, Reducing Harmful Fishing Subsidies (Fisheries Management) with The Pew Charitable Trusts (USA). Deadline not stated.

Senior Associate, Reducing Harmful Fishing Subsidies (Outreach) with The Pew Charitable Trusts (USA). Deadline not stated.

Senior Associate, Protecting Antarctica’s Southern Ocean with The Pew Charitable Trusts (USA). Deadline not stated.

Officer, Protecting Antarctica's Southern Ocean with The Pew Charitable Trusts (Belgium). Deadline not stated.

Director of Ocean Policy with American Progress (USA). Deadline not stated.

Southwest Region 5 Director with the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Open until filled.

Interpretive Specialist with Aquarium of the Bay and Sea Lion Centre (USA). Deadline not stated.

Associate Professor, Fisheries and Mariculture with Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (USA). Open until filled.

Fisheries Scientific Observer with the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department (Falkland Islands). Deadline not stated.


Post Docs

The use of life cycle analysis (LCA) to improve nutrition sensitive aquaculture with The Harvard TH Chan School of Public  Health (USA). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Deep-sea Sponge Grounds Ecosystems of the North Atlantic: an integrated approach towards their preservation and sustainable exploitation with the University of the Azores (Faial Island). Deadline July 31, 2018.

Quantitative Fisheries Ecology with Florida International University (USA). Deadline August 1, 2018.

Sea cucumber farming biology with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Deadline August 1, 2018.

Co-cultivation of seaweeds with bivalves with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Deadline August 1, 2018.

Statistical modelling of Marine Ecosystems with Aarhus University (Denmark). Deadline August 1, 2018.

Demersal fish with the Institute of Marine Research  (Norway). Deadline August 15, 2018.

Multiple fellowships with The Nature Conservancy (USA). Deadline September 7, 2018.

Multiple positions with Ifremer (France). Deadline September 10, 2018.

Scale-dependent drivers of biodiversity change in marine and terrestrial ecosystems with the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) (Germany). Deadline September 30, 2018

The biological carbon pump and its predictability from remote sensing with the Marine Biogeochemistry Program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Deadline not stated.

Establishing the traceability of pH measurements for long-term carbon system monitoring from coastal waters to open ocean with the University of Delaware. Deadline not stated.

Marine environment forecasting (biogeochemical modelling) with Liège University (Belgium). Open until filled.

Energy and environmental modelling with the Institute of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC) (Spain). Open until filled.

Ocean-climate modeling development and evaluation with Columbia University (USA). Open until filled.

Parameterization of ocean mesoscale and submesoscale turbulent transport and air-sea interaction with Columbia University (USA). Open until filled.

Inferring spatio-temporal inventories of marine microbes using curated marker databases and analysis workflows (Rosko-Tags) with Campus Mondial de la Mer (France). Deadline not stated.

Coupled biological-physical modeling and ecological data analysis with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) (USA). Open until filled.

Variability and trends in the Atlantic Warm Pool over the last millennium with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) (USA). Open until filled.

Pan-Canadian biodiversity mapping using eDNA with the University of British Columbia (UBC) (Canada. Open until filled.

Studies of diagenetic processes in marine biogenic calcite with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). Deadline not stated.

Fisheries genomics with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Canada). Open until filled.

Spatial study of biodiversity (tropical deep-sea benthos) with the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (France). Deadline not stated.


PhD

Modelling causal interactions between marine microbes with NIOZ (the Netherlands). Deadline July 15, 2018.

CUSCO, Coastal Upwelling System in a Changing Ocean (zooplankton and ichthyoplankton) with Universität Hamburg (Germany). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Multilevel assessment of seagrass response to main climatic and anthropogenic stressors: epigenetic

changes and early warning indicators of mortality with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Dietary composition of scyphomedusae in the Gulf of Naples with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Evolution of the TRH neuropeptide pathway and its growth regulation function in echinoderms with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Plankton-benthos coupling at different time scales with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Interactions between microalgae and bacteria during growth in photobioreactor: Modulation and biotechnological implications with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Microalgal enzymes with biotechnological applications with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Sea urchin as a model for development of new ecosafety nanoremediation with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Modelling cell response and molecular mechanisms of extracellular self-DNA inhibition with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Pigment cell gene regulatory networks in the Ciona robusta nervous system  with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Fish immunology/ecotoxicology/epigenetics with Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (USA). Deadline July 20, 2018.

Microbe-host associations as drivers of Benthic C and N Cycling in a changing MEditerranean Sea (eMBraCE) with  University of Bremen and the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Italy). Deadline July 29, 2018.

Impacts of microplastics on fish immune competence with Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (USA). Deadline August 1 (national candidates - MS Biology stream) / September 1 (international candidates - MS Biology stream OR all candidates - MS Marine Biology stream).

Marine Robotics and Autonomous Systems with Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway). Deadline August 15, 2018.

New ultrasonic technology to enable algal biofuels with the University of Southampton. Deadline September 1, 2018.

History of aquaculture with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Norway). Deadline August 5, 2018.

Governance and Marine Debris with the University of Tasmania (Australia). Deadline October 31, 2018.

Dynamical downscaling of near-shore marine climate, extremes, and biogeochemistry around Southeast Australia with University of Tasmania (Australia). Deadline December 31, 2018

Predicting interactive effects of multiple stressors on marine ecosystems with Griffith University (Australia). Deadline not stated.

Plastics in the Environment (x3 positions) with the University of Vienna (Austria). Deadline not stated.

Are we getting through? Evaluating the success and impact of science communication and engagement activities with the University of Tasmania (Australia). Deadline not stated.

Ecocertification and fish aquaculture with Dalhousie University (Canada). Deadline not stated.

Mercury Biogeochemistry in Oxygen Minimum Zones with Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) & Geosciences Environment Toulouse (GET)  (France). Deadline not stated.

Studies of diagenetic processes in marine biogenic calcite with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). Deadline not stated.

Characterization and role of major Hg-biomolecules produced by phytoplankton with CNRS (France). Deadline not stated.

Do sediment microbes control invasion success in marine ecosystems with the University of New South Wales (Australia). Deadline not stated.

Response of migratory salmonid populations to global changes with UMR INRA-Agrocampus Ouest (France). Deadline not stated.

Sexual selection and evolution in pipefish with the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). Deadline not stated.

Carbon dioxide sequestration through ocean fertilization and potential for harvest with Imperial College London (England). Open until filled.


Masters

Zooplankton adaptation to climate change (part-time) with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) (Germany). Deadline not stated.

How will global changes impact planktonic food webs with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) (Germany). Deadline not stated.

Marine foraging and migration routes of Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon populations with the University of New Brunswick. Deadline not stated.        

First insights into the amphipod fauna of Easter Island with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) (Germany). Deadline not stated.

Molecular and morphological differentiation between sea ice, ice edge and open ocean species of the diatom genus Fragilariopsis from the Southern Ocean with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) (Germany). Deadline not stated.


Conferences

CaNOE Ocean Literacy Conference, July 13 - 15 2018 in Newfoundland, Canada.

Coastal Zone Canada 2018, July 15 - 19 2018 in Newfoundland, Canada.

National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Annual Conference, July 15 - 20, 2018 in California, USA.

148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 19 - 23, 2018 in New Jersey, USA.

Ocean Trends 2018 Seminar, August 29 - 30, 2018 in Malmö, Sweden.

Ocean Deoxygenation Conference, September 3 - 7, 2018 in Kiel, Germany.

Society and the Sea Conference, September 6 - 7, 2018 in London, England.

15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, September 9 - 14, 2018 in Monterey, California, USA.

Challenger Conference, September 10 - 13 2018 in Newcastle, England.

YOUMARES conference for young marine researchers, September 11 - 14, 2018 in Oldenburg, Germany.

European Marine Biology Symposium 53, September 17 - 21, 2018 in Ostend, Belgium.

ICES Annual Science Conference, September 24 - 27, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.

3rd Aquaculture Conference: Recent Advances in Aquaculture Research, September 25 - 28, 2018 in Qingdao, China.

CoastGIS, September 27 - 29, 2018 in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) Conference, October 2 - 4 2018 in Newcastle, England.

4th CLIOTOP Symposium, October 15 - 19, 2018 in Keelung, Taiwan.

Xth International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, October 16 - 18, 2018 in Patagonia, Argentina.

International Congress for Marine Biotechnology, October 17 - 20, 2018 in Monastir, Tunisia.

3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (3WSFC), October 22 - 26 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Oceans Past 7: Tracing human interactions with marine ecosystems through deep time: implications for policy and management, October 22 - 26 in Bremerhaven, Germany.

MICRO2018: Fate and Impact of Micropastics: Knowledge, actions and solutions, November 19 - 23, 2018 in Lanzarote. Abstract submission deadline June 21, 2018.

5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, September 27 - October 1, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.


Workshops and Courses

Movement Ecology of Marine Organisms: linking observations, data analysis tools and models, September 10 - 13, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Aquatic Acoustic Telemetry Data Analysis, January 28, 2019 - February 1, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Citizen Science

Floating Forests. An online project to help scientists identify past and present kelp forests from a huge number of satellite images

iSeahorse. A global project to identify and map seahorses for conservation.

Plankton Portal. An online project to help scientist classify plankton from a huge number of images taken at sea.

Redmap Australia. An Australian-based project which invited people to "spot, log and map marine species that are uncommon in Australia, or along particular parts of our coast".

Seagrass Spotter. A global project to map seagrass meadows to help protect them.


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