Ocean Opportunities: Jobs, Post Docs, PhD, Masters, & other 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 May 11, 2018. 

Jobs

Data Analyst (summer student position) with Marine Education and Research Society (Canada). Deadline May 13, 2018.

Laboratory Analyst – Marine Contaminants with CEFAS (England). Deadline May 14, 2018.

Project Manager - Secrets of the Solent (4-year contract) with The Wildlife Trusts (England). Deadline May 15, 2018.

Community Engagement Officer - Secrets of the Solent (4-year contract) with The Wildlife Trusts (England). Deadline May 15, 2018.

Research Coordinator - Agri-aquaculture systems for addressing global food production challenges (1-year contract) with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Deadline May 15, 2018.

Section Head for Antarctic Sciences, Office of Polar Programs, GEO with the National Science Foundation (USA). Deadline May 15, 2018.

Researcher Environmental Plankton Monitoring (9-month contract) with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Deadline May 15, 2018.

Research Associate in Marine Metabarcoding (15-month contract) with the University of Salford (England). Deadline May 20, 2018.

Fisheries Economist with CEFAS (England). Deadline May 24, 2018.

Ecosystem Scientist with CEFAS (England). Deadline May 25, 2018.

Program Lead, Marine Stress and Ocean Health Program with the New England Aquarium (USA). Deadline May 25, 2018.

Senior Scientist, Marine Stress and Ocean Health Program with the New England Aquarium (USA). Deadline May 25, 2018.

Oceanographer with the British Antarctic Survey (England and Antarctica). Deadline May 27, 2018.

Wildbeach Project Officer - Down to the Coast (part-time) with The Wildlife Trusts (Isle of Wight). Deadline May 28, 2018.

Marine Resource Economist with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (USA). Deadline June 1, 2018.

Director, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) with NOAA (USA). Deadline June 11, 2018.

Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor in Marine Geosciences with University of Arizona (USA). Applications open until filled.

Animal Care Manager with the National Marine Life Center (USA). Open until filled.

Professor and Head, Department of Marine Biology with Texas A&M University (USA). Applications open until filled.

Program Manager, Social Responsibility, Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Program (1-year contract) with Conservation International (USA). Deadline not stated.

Science Policy Communications Associate with the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (USA). Deadline not stated.

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

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

Marine Science Educators (multiple positions - part-time and seasonal) with Project Oceanology (USA). Deadline not stated.

Program Manager (Science Education) with Ocean Discovery Institute (USA). Deadline not stated.

Environmental Communication and Outreach Specialist with ERT (supporting NOAA, NMFS, OHC, HPD) (USA). Deadline not stated.

Director of Conservation Science, Seabird Restoration Program with Audubon (USA). Deadline not stated.

Education Specialist with the Florida Oceanographic Society (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.

Manager, Our Ocean Network with the Ocean Conservancy (USA). Open until filled.

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


Post Docs

Defining the evolvable phenotype landscape for marine phytoplankton with the University of Technology Sydney (Australia). Deadline May 15, 2018.

Ocean Acidification or Ocean Observatories, or both with the University of Washington Friday Harbour Laboratories (USA). Deadline May 15, 2018.

Systematics of poorly known marine nematodes of the class Chromadorea from Sweden with the Swedish Museum of Natural History (Sweden). Deadline May 16, 2018.

Research scientist for MOSAiC: OCEAN observations with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) (Germany). Deadline May 16, 2018.

Research scientist for MOSAiC: OCEAN modelling with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) (Germany). Deadline May 16, 2018.

Computational and mathematical modelling of the evolution of resistance within aquaculture with the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). Deadline May 21, 2018

Process-based modelling of ocean heat for climate change projections with the University of Reading (England). Deadline May 23, 2018.

International Postdoc Fellowships (x4 - 5 positions) with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) (Japan). Deadline May 28, 2018

Analysis of seafloor survey data to identify break points in ecological communities and their relationship to cumulative impacts; Or Ecosystem function in carbonate rich sediments (job code 19743) with the University of Auckland (New Zealand). Deadline May 30, 2018.

Ocean Biogeochemical Modelling with the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Germany). Deadline May 31, 2018.

Marine ecosystem engineers with Hariot Watt University (Scotland). Deadline June 8, 2018.

Quantitative ecology of mesopelagic organisms with the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) (Norway). Deadline June 15, 2018.

Cryospheric Physics with the University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA). Deadline June 30, 2018.

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

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

Humpback whales in a changing climate with the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Open until filled.

Polar ecosystems and biogeochemistry with the University of Virginia (USA). Deadline not stated.

Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling with NASA (USA). Deadline not stated.

Ocean Modeling & Analysis with NASA (USA). 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.


PhD

Occurrence and fate of microplastics in the Southern Ocean with Universität Basel (Switzerland). Deadline May 15, 2018.

Genetic modelling with focus on marine evolutionary biology with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Deadline May 20, 2018.

Modelling causal interactions between marine microbes with the Royal NIOZ Texel (The Netherlands). Deadline May 21, 2018.

Exploration of sediment properties, mineral formation and benthic exchange in deep-sea environments with the Royal NIOZ Texel (The Netherlands). Deadline May 24, 2018.

Examining trajectories of decline of megafauna in our coastal seas with the University of Queensland (Australia). Deadline May 26, 2018.

Impact of elevated CO2 on physiology, health and disease resistance in global aquaculture (x10 positions)  with the University of Exeter (England) and the University of Queensland (Australia). Deadline May 26, 2018.

Unravelling the details of the longest migration on Earth with the University of Exeter (England). Deadline May 28, 2018.

Nutrients in coastal ecosystems: Long-term evolution, Global changes impacts and consequences on the phytoplankton biomass and diversity with the Université de Bordeaux (France). Deadline May 31, 2018.

Observing the ocean surface layers with autonomous underwater vehicles with the University of East Anglia (England). Deadline June 1, 2018.

Thermodynamic control of oceanic fronts in the transition zone with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Deadline June 1, 2018.

Turbulent breath: Observing the interplay of upper ocean fine structure and oxygen variability with autonomous ocean gliders with the National Oceanography Centre (England). Deadline June 1, 2018.

Novel current meters on ocean gliders: using electromagnetic induction to measure flow and subsurface glider motion with the University of East Anglia (England). Deadline June 1, 2018.

Multi-method characterization of shipwreck sites with Ulster University (Northern Ireland). Deadline June 29, 2018.

SeafoodTomorrow: Development of (genetic) molecular methods to detect food fraud and food integrity with the Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek (IVLO) (Belgium). Deadline June 30, 2018.

Trace metal biogeochemistry with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA). Deadline June 30, 2018.

Multiple positions with Ifremer (France). Deadline June 30, 2018.

The response of Southern Ocean productivity to abrupt climate change with the University of Tasmania (Australia). Deadline July 1, 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.

Advanced data analysis of marine plastic litter with Universiteit Utrecht (the Netherlands). Deadline not stated.

The human dimensions of fisheries management; OR digital technology and environmental governance with the University of Guelph (Canada). Deadline not stated.

Ocean modeling and physical oceanography with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (Saudi Arabia). 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.


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.

The human dimensions        of fisheries management; OR digital technology and environmental governance with the University of Guelph (Canada). 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.

Genetic structure of 'cosmopolitan' species for an improved understanding of past invasive events 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, Workshops, and Festivals

SharkFest UK, May 12 2018 in Bristol, England.

The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB), May 13-16, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.

Marine Biological Association Postgraduate Conference, May 21 - 23, 2018 in Plymouth, England.

ICES Hackathon (Workshop on INtegration and VIsualisation TEchnology of ICES Data), May 22 - 23, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

12th Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography & Fisheries, May 31 - June 3, 2018 in Corfu, Greece.

4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, June 4 - 8, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA.

4th Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, June 4 - 9, 2018 in Cabu City, Philippines.

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s (CMOS) 52nd Congress and Annual Meeting, June 10 - 15, 2018 in Nova Scotia, Canada.

GIS and Data Visualisation using QGIS and R Studio Course, June 16 - 17, 2018 in London, England.

Building the capacity of EU early career marine researchers to operate effectively at the science-policy-society interface Workshop, June 17 - 20, 2018 in Lošinj, Croatia. 

International Marine Conservation Congress, June 24 - 28 2018 in Kuching, Sarawak.

OceansOnline, June 29, 2018 in Kuching, Sarawak.

4th GEO BLUE PLANET International Symposium, July 4 - 6, 2018 in Toulouse, France.

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 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.

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

4th CLIOTOP Symposium, October 15 - 19, 2018 in Keelung, Taiwan. Abstract submission deadline May 31, 2018.

Xth International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, October 16 - 18, 2018 in Patagonia, Argentina. Abstract submission deadline May 15, 2018.

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.

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


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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