Coral program internship

The Coral Program at NOAA’s AOML in Miami (https://www.coral.noaa.gov/research/accrete.html), part of AOML’s Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division (OCED – https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/ocean-chemistry-ecosystems-division/) and the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS – https://cimas.rsmas.miami.edu/), is accepting applications for a one-year internship position, offered annually to a highly motivated recent college graduate interested in gaining experience in the fields of coral reef ecology and ocean acidification research.

The Coral Program is actively researching how climate change and ocean acidification will be, and already are, affecting the construction (coral growth, calcification) and breakdown (bioerosion, dissolution) of coral reef ecosystems, as well as the associated ramifications these processes have for ecosystem function. The successful applicant will work with a diverse team of scientists, postdocs, and students at NOAA and UM laboratories in Miami, Florida.

During the year, the intern will gain extensive hands-on experience with laboratory and field research including, but not limited to, experiments using cutting edge technology and an ‘omics approach (https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/omics/#coralomics) conducted in the CIMAS/AOML Experimental Reef Lab (ERL – https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/experimental-reef-lab/) ) to inform and enhance coral restoration efforts, involvement in the National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP– https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/ncrmp/), analysis of carbonate chemistry for ocean acidification research, SCUBA diving and fieldwork in the Florida Keys (https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/story/Cheeca+Rocks), CT scanning of coral (http://www.icenochs.com/interests-1/#/new-page/) and reef frameworks (http://www.icenochs.com/interests-1/#/new-page-1/), as well as 3D scanning and printing for scientific instrument development (https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/advanced-manufacturing-lab/).

The position will be advised by Dr. Ian Enochs and at the conclusion of the year-long internship, the successful applicant will be expected to present a talk on their work. Current AAUS authorization is required for participation in scuba diving operations. The position will be paid hourly, totaling roughly $36k over the year.

Please send a CV and letter of interest to nathan.formel@noaa.gov, with “Coral Program internship application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by November 19th, 2021.

Sevenseas Media, 10 November 2021. More information.


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