Apply now for: Applications considered on a rolling and case-by-case basis
Time commitment: At Least 3 Full Days Per Week (Includes On- and Off-Site Work)
Many research programs are housed at the New England Aquarium. One such area of focus is bycatch. Bycatch is the accidental capture of untargeted species by fishermen, and is one of the greatest threats facing many endangered marine animals.
Responsibilities: Accompany and assist research team during field investigations of the biological impacts associated with the liquid natural gas (LNG) facilities in Massachusetts Bay. Assist research scientists with the mining, exploring and analyzing of data sets that relate to the physiological stress response in sharks and other fish (in response to human induced stressors). These responsibilities are essential components in ongoing research projects that we ultimately aim to publish. Other duties include organizing and maintaining these data in a manner most conducive to later accessibility (e.g. spreadsheets), and corresponding with outside researchers about accessing auxiliary (public) data sets.
Qualifications: Applicant must be experienced and comfortable working in a boat in the field environment. Applicant should be organized and motivated with the ability to work independently. Person will be able to understand instructions rapidly. Experience working with MS Excel and undergraduate statistical coursework required. Marine-oriented research experience highly preferred. Interest in wildlife veterinary/animal health, fisheries biology and/or applied fish physiology will make the experience more worthwhile for applicants. At least upper level undergraduate, but post-graduate applicants preferred. When applying, please provide a description of how you meet the above requirements in your cover letter.
*Note: This position is not available for January term.