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Job opportunity: Laboratory Technician, Marine Science Center, Northeastern University

Location: Massachusetts, United States

Employment Type: Full Time

Job summary

The Ries Lab at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center is seeking a Laboratory Technician to maintain and operate all systems within its laboratories, exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff and students, order supplies and consumables, act as the lab compliance liaison, manage laboratory waste, maintain the chemical and gas inventory and the BIORAD/EHS webpage, train instrument users, calibrate and operate instruments, run samples for internal and external users, record and tabulate instrument usage, invoice, conduct basic organization and cleaning of the lab, assist with basic or applied research (both laboratory- and field-based), write SOPs, and manage, report, and archive experimental samples and data.

The successful applicant will be hard-working, discovery-driven, and intellectually curious. Applicants should have a solid foundation in carbonate biogeochemistry, geology, carbon sequestration, biomineralization, ocean acidification, and/or basic chemistry and possess strong writing and analytical skills. Appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal in subsequent years pending availability of applicable funding.

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Climate School internship opportunities for summer 2023

Application deadline: Monday, 24 April 2023 at 11:30 pm ET.

The Climate School is offering internship opportunities for diverse administrative, communications and research roles with sustainability-related projects. Current full-time Columbia and Barnard students (undergraduate, graduate, and PhD) are eligible to apply. 

Summer 2023 internships are paid at a rate of $21.50/hour. The maximum possible funding is for 260 hours (or 20 hours/week for 13 weeks) and the internship period runs June 1 – August 31. Students must be available to start on or around June 1.

To apply, visit the application here.

Developing Web and Social Media Content Showcasing Projects on Socio-economic Vulnerabilities of Coastal Communities to Climate Change

Student Type Desired: Undergraduate, graduate

Department/Program: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Project Objectives: Our lab has three ongoing projects focused on assessing the socio-economic vulnerabilities of coastal communities to ocean ecosystem changes being brought about by global warming and human activities. Specifically, these projects are geared toward understanding both the short-term and long-term impacts of oceanic warming, coastal eutrophication, hypoxia and ocean acidification on planktonic life at the bottom of the food chain and the startling impacts on the food web and the consequences for the livelihoods and socio-economic well being of coastal communities. These projects span a broad range of geographical locations in Asia, Middle East, Africa and the U.S. East Coast, each beset with unique climate-related problems. Presently our social media presence is limited to scientific findings and tailored for specialists. What we seek is a complete update and revamp of our website and its content, to better represent the societal aspects of our work and to appeal to a broader audience that includes non-specialists. We are also keen to showcase our community activities, our long-standing efforts to provide internship opportunities to high school students, especially women and those from socio-economically disadvantaged and under-represented minority communities.

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Open position: chief of section (Ocean Science)

Overview of the functions of the post

Under the authority of the Executive Secretary of Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO (ADG/IOC), the incumbent will lead, coordinate and organize the activities of the IOC Ocean Science Section (OSS).
The Ocean Science Section’s role is to support Member State-driven programmes in maintaining and strengthening the highest level of expertise in ocean sciences. It also helps to review the requirements and opportunities for the development of ocean sciences through international cooperation.

The incumbent will be driven by priorities and directions set by IOC Governing Bodies and his/her main tasks will be to shape the IOC UNESCO response to ocean science challenges and to advise Member States on a broad spectrum of emerging issues. The incumbent will facilitate formulation of the IOC UNESCO priorities, agendas, policies and design of knowledge-based products and ensure the technical accuracy of deliverables.

The incumbent will be preparing bi-annual work programme and budget of OSS and will supervise its team. The collective effort of the Section is on development of international ocean science and delivering scientific advice for ocean policy, including on issues of climate change and variability, ocean health and disaster risk reduction. The OSS supports expert groups on ocean acidification; ocean deoxygenation; multiple ocean stressors; ocean carbon research; global capacity in ocean science; the state of the Ocean; as well as task teams of the IOC-FAO Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms, the Joint Steering Committee for the World Climate Research Programme, sponsored working groups of GESAMP. The Section implements projects related to the development and exploitation of ocean science. It engages scientific communities and partner organizations in global and regional activities towards achieving IOC objectives.

In particular, the incumbent will:

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Internship – Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre

Duty Station: Monaco

Duration of Appointment/Start: 1 year, Summer 2023

Application Deadline: 24 April 2023

Main Purpose

The main purpose of this internship will be to provide support to the IAEA’s Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) for its numerous activities and initiatives in the areas of communication, capacity building, and science. The internship will be carried out in the Radioecology Laboratory (REL) of the IAEA’s Marine Environment Laboratories in Monaco. The laboratory is engaged in applied research on the accumulation and transfer of contaminants in freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems and associated biota.

Tasks / Key Results Expected

  • Provide support to the OA-ICC in communication activities including drafting quarterly
    newsletters, web stories, and updating the OA-ICC website and news stream.
  • Participate in OA-ICC meetings and support the team in day-to-day activities.
  • Assist the OA-ICC in the organization of capacity building activities including the organization of training courses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong ability to work in an international environment and as part of a team.
  • Good knowledge of Marine Ecology.
  • Knowledge of ocean acidification is an asset.
  • Experience in drafting communication material is an asset.
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to articulate, conceptualize, plan and execute ideas is an asset.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Ecology or a related field.
  • Experience working in an international organization is an asset.
  • Good written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) an asset.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen, be a minimum of 20 years of age and have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a first degree.
  • Candidates may apply up to one year after the completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree.
  • Candidates must not have previously participated in the IAEA’s internship programme.
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) an asset.
  • Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.

How to Apply:

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Postdoctoral position in marine genomics

Positions summary:

Anthropogenic activities are leading to global Climate Change at an unprecedented rate. Understanding the mechanisms of how coral reef fish cope with environmental shifts is imperative to understand their fate in a changing planet. Little is known about the genomics mechanisms of rapid evolution/phenotypic plasticity to the adaptive response of coral reef fish to changing ocean conditions.

We seek for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Ecology, Genomics or Computational Biology/Bioinformatics to join the Marine Climate Change Unit/Ravasi’s Unit at OIST ( to work on a long-term project that aims to understand the effects of climate stressors (i.e. ocean acidification and warming) on coral reef fishes. Our main goal is to understand fish acclimation/adaptation to climate change at the genomic level. By using a set of unique multi-generational experiments combined with Next-Generation Sequencing approaches such as genome, epigenome and transcriptome sequencing we are trying to unveil the genetics and epigenetics mechanisms underline fish responses to climate change. The successful candidate will be able to look at a variety of data including physiological responses, but will mainly be working on the computational analysis, integration and visualization of genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics datasets. A considerable amount of new and unpublished sequencing datasets has been already generated and immediately available for this project.


  1. The successful candidate will take the lead role in the project.
  2. To contribute to the overall activities of the research unit, acting as an effective collaborator and team member.
  3. To supervise the day-to-day work of junior staff, students and interns.
  4. To carry our routine administrative tasks associated with the research project to ensure it is completed on time and within budget as needed.
  5. To plan own day-to-day activity within framework of the agreed research programme to allow timely submission and acceptance of manuscripts for peer-review publication.
  6. To liaise with colleagues and students to build contacts, exchange information and form relationships for future collaboration.
  7. Disseminating the research at national and international conferences.
  8. Maintaining and updating the Unit’s freely available genomics resources website, 

How To Apply 

Apply by emailing your Submission Documents to:
timothy.ravasi [at]
(Please replace [at] with @ before using this email address)

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Climate & ecosystems coordinator

About the Position

The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) is seeking to hire a Climate & Ecosystems Coordinator to manage and grow a portfolio of work on emerging issues that affect ecological integrity, coastal resilience, livelihoods, and human health in coastal and ocean environments of the Northeastern U.S. A particular focus will be advancing and integrating existing initiatives addressing Ocean & Coastal Acidification (OCA), specifically the Northeast Coastal Acidification Network and the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange. Additionally, the position will scope and develop new initiatives related to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), Marine Heat Waves (MHWs), marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (mCDR), and other issues, including the intersections of those issues with one another and with OCA. For all of the issues considered, the position will also determine how to most effectively capitalize on and evolve the regional ocean observing systems managed by NERACOOS to better track critical climate and ecosystem indicators. Across this portfolio of work, the position will work at the intersection of ecosystem science and end-user engagement.

Primary Responsibilities

Northeast Coastal Acidification Network (NECAN)

  • Organize regular meetings of the NECAN Steering Committee and the NECAN thematic work groups (education & outreach, science, management & policy, and industry).
  • Continue the popular NECAN webinar program by recruiting speakers, publicizing events, and synthesizing outcomes.
  • Lead the development of a Regional OCA Monitoring Plan in collaboration with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council and other partners, and work to begin its implementation.
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, and other events as part of the national system of Coastal Acidification Networks (CANs) and other initiatives organized by the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP).
  • Plan and execute research, monitoring, and user engagement activities at regional and national scales in collaboration with OAP, other CANs, and other partners.
  • Coordinate and support outreach activities such as workshops, webinars, and educational collaterals.
  • Maintain the NECAN implementation plan, website, and newsletter.

Ocean Acidification Information Exchange (OAIE)

  • Manage the OAIE online platform, including responding to new member requests, tracking technical issues, managing work of the site developer, ensuring regular member updates, and other tasks.
  • Work with web developer to implement website transition to new content management system and website improvements that better serve the community.
  • Grow the community of OAIE users by publicizing the platform through social media channels, OCA-related events and publications, direct outreach to prospective users, and other tactics.
  • Foster community engagement on the OAIE platform with content, both directly and by encouraging members to share questions, ideas, and news of interest to the community.
  • Organize the OAIE community through teams convened through the platform.
  • Convene and organize quarterly meetings of the Steering Committee.
  • Work closely with OAP and CANs to identify ways that OAIE can better serve the community of practitioners focused on OCA.

Applying Instructions: Submit CV, 1-page cover letter, and contact information for three professional references as a PDF to Rob Cardeiro ( The search committee will review applications beginning February 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

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PhD fellow to study CO2 drawdown in coastal marine systems

Tackling the climate crisis is one of the largest challenges to society of the 21st century. To meet the targets of the Paris agreement and limit global warming, active removal of CO2 from the atmosphere is urgently needed. Ocean alkalinisation aims to speed up the natural process of mineral weathering and provides a promising technology for CO2 drawdown. Application in coastal areas has the advantage that it counteracts ocean acidification, does not interfere with terrestrial land use, and can be directly integrated into existing coastal management programs with existing technology.

The selected candidate will join the research group of Prof. Filip Meysman. The team is at the international forefront of research into CO2 drawdown in coastal marine systems via enhanced mineral weathering, combining state-of-the-art methods in geochemistry and microbiology. See for more information about our research.


At UAntwerpen we operate an internationally unique mesocosm facility, which enables to study the biogeochemistry of enhanced weathering in coastal environments (CEW) under controlled conditions ( We have a job opening for a PhD fellow (4 years) to study the carbon cycle in this international mesocosm facility and contribute to the development of CEW as a nature-based negative-emission technology. The goal is to characterize the biogeochemistry of marine sediments with and without mineral addition, determine the mineral dissolution rate, investigate pore saturation effects and assess the CO2 sequestration rate. This PhD project is embedded within a larger research project, which runs in collaboration with the university of Ghent (Dept. Geology), the Flemish Institute for the Sea (VLIZ) and the company Carbon Time (

  • You are highly motivated to conduct research within an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers, and thus build a professional network and academic career;
  • You will perform fundamental research within the domain of marine biogeochemistry, contributing to nature-based solutions for the climate challenge; 
  • You have experience and skills to conduct experiments rigorously and independently (flux measurements, pore water sampling, and geochemical analysis of the solute and solid phases in marine sediments)
  • You are willing to participate in field work (e.g. research campaigns to Iceland, Norway) 
  • You will publish your research results in high-level scientific journals and you love to present your results at national and international venues;

Profile and qualifications

We are looking for a flexible and creative person, who is highly motivated to tackle new and complex biological questions.

  • You hold a MSc in Geochemistry, Marine Chemistry, Bio-engineeringor a related discipline in the Natural Sciences, and have a strong interest in cross-disciplinary research;
  • You are creative, possess excellent organisational skills and have a cooperative attitude;
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results. Persons with a master thesis project related to sediment biogeochemistry are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • You are an excellent team-player, and enthusiastic to learn new technologies and work in an interdisciplinary team;
  • Strong communication skills in English are essential. You have excellent skills in scientific writing in English.

We offer

  • a dynamic, vibrant and stimulating work environment at UAntwerpen;
  • A doctoral scholarship for a period of one year. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship will be renewed for another three-year period.
  • a gross monthly salary is calculated according to the scholarships on the pay scales for Contract Research staff category (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • an enjoyable working environment within the green space of Campus Drie Eiken (UAntwerpen). Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform  up to and including 15 January 2023 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on ‘apply’, complete the online application form  and don’t forget to include the following document(s) in English: (1) a motivation letter (max. 2 pages), (2) an up-to-date academic CV with contact details of two referees and an abstract of your thesis.
  • We will perform a pre-selection on CV and we will invite selected candidates for an interview. The selection committee will review the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. The planned start date is 01 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • If you have questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or email If you have questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. dr. ir. Filip Meysman,
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Marine carbon biogeochemist (job # 2022-1947)


Job Summary

Dr. Zhaohui Aleck Wang’s Lab at WHOI is seeking a motivated individual at the Research Associate II level, with prior computational and/or modeling expertise or experience with marine carbonate chemistry and the ability to analyze and work with large datasets. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. Funding is available through June of 2024 with the possibility of extension.

The technician will work with team members to primarily conduct computational analysis of regional and global climate model output, but may also involve field sampling, sensor deployment and lab analysis of the carbonate parameters. Job responsibilities on computational analysis will include analysis of high-resolution, 3D physical and carbonate chemistry model output of the US Northeast Shelf Ecosystem, development of statistical downscaling approaches for global climate model output using both traditional and machine learning tools, organizing and managing carbonate system data, and summarizing acquired data. Job responsibilities for field sampling and measurements may include working as a team member to collect discrete bottle samples of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), total, alkalinity (TA), and pH, deploy a new DIC-pH in situ sensor in coastal waters and controlled experiments to study impacts of Ocean Acidification. Both computational and field components of the job may involve data synthesis and preparing material for research papers and presentations. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in MATLAB, Python, or R, and possibly experience with high-performance computing, as well as experiences with seawater carbonate chemistry. Other desirable experience includes familiarity with in situ sensors and environmental sampling of chemical species (e.g. carbonate and nutrient chemistry), and experience with GitHub.

Research in the Wang lab at WHOI aims to better understand the marine/aquatic CO2 system. Specifically, we study ocean acidification, the inorganic carbon cycle in marine and other aquatic systems, and CO2 fluxes across the air-sea interface by developing and deploying cutting-edge in-situ sensors to measure COsystem parameters, including dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), pH, partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2), and alkalinity. The technician will be mentored by both Z. Aleck Wang (Associate Scientist, MC&G) and Jennie Rheuban (Research Specialist, MC&G), and the technician will be a full and participating member of the lab group. The technician will have the opportunity to lead the preparation of manuscripts should they desire (though this is not required). 

Essential Functions

  • Development and troubleshooting of analyses of large datasets
  • Data visualization and analysis in MATLAB, Python or R
  • Data management, curation, and archiving
  • Understanding of carbonate chemistry
  • Good troubleshooting skills, effective time management, attention to detail, ability to work independently
  • Good writing skills  

Education & Experience

The successful candidate will have demonstrated initial competence in one or more specialized areas of science or research support. The opportunity exists for assumption of increased technical and/or managerial responsibilities based on the continued development of expertise. While there is no time limit to appointment at this rank, promotion within the Technical Staff is expected. To that end, promotion consideration can occur as early as the third year in rank; formal consideration should normally occur within five or six years in rank.

Master’s degree in a specifically related field with minimal relevant experience, or Bachelor’s degree in a related field with several years of relevant experience

Other experience could include:

  • Working with and setting up analyses on high performance computing systems
  • Laboratory skills in carbonate chemistry sample analysis
  • Field experiences with environmental sampling and sensors

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Specialists in marine ecology (ongoing pool) – Job #JPF01199


Position title: Specialists in Marine Ecology (Junior Specialist- Assistant Specialist, determined by qualifications and experience).

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Percent time: Variable, 50%-100% time.

Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments effective March 2022 through March 2023. Initial appointments with effective dates outside of this recruitment period will require an alternative open recruitment.

Position duration: Initial appointment will be for two-months to one year, contingent upon the work and availability of funding. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding and work.


Open January 14, 2022 through Friday, Jan 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by January 13, 2023, you will have until January 27, 2023 to complete your application.


The Kroeker Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of specialists in marine ecology. Under the direction of Associate Professor Kristy Kroeker, specialists will participate in research of kelp forest ecology, estuarine and intertidal ecology, and global change biology. Research will be conducted in Santa Cruz, California and in Sitka, Alaska.

Responsibilities include organizing logistics for local and remote field missions; performing SCUBA based sampling; deploying and maintaining oceanographic equipment and sensors; maintaining small boats and vehicles; analyzing chemical and biological samples using standard operating procedures, including wet chemistry methods for carbonate chemistry; maintaining flow-through seawater mesocosm systems that allow for control of temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen; and database management.

Given the nature of the position, the specialists must successfully work independently and as part of a team, and they must consistently demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills. SCUBA diving is an essential function of this job.

Applicants with experience in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: ocean acidification and chemical oceanographic field research; carbonate chemistry lab work; cold water diving and/or dry suit diving; certification and experience operating small vessels in coastal waters.

The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their assigned duties.


  1. Specialists must be able to travel to the island of Sitka, Alaska and comply with all travel requirements that are in place at that time. The Kroeker Lab conducts field research in Sitka, Alaska for one to two months during the winter and two months during the summer.
  2. Selected candidates must comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (details are provided at the end of this posting) as well as the COVID-19 vaccination requirements of our partner organization, the Sitka Sound Science Center (see the center’s policy at
  3. Selected candidates must travel and work in remote locations (field sites) for prolonged periods of time (anywhere from one to two weeks or one to six months) and must be able to adapt to a flexible and demanding field schedule (including some evenings and weekends). Fieldwork may require camping as well as working in the early morning hours and in cold and adverse weather conditions.
  4. Selected candidates must be physically capable of carrying 50 pounds of field equipment to and from field sites, hike in rocky and uneven terrain, and be able to bend and kneel for long periods of time in the field.
  5. AAUS Scientific Diving Certification: Selected candidates must provide a letter of reciprocity (LOR) from a participating AAUS institution certifying qualification as a Scientific Research Diver prior to employment.
  6. Selected candidates must be able to work in small teams on small and/or large vessels.
  7. Selected candidates must be able to use microscopes and computers for extended periods of time.

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

Kroeker Lab

Sitka Sound Science Center


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • A minimum of one year of experience conducting field research (experience can be obtained while completing bachelor’s degree).
  • Experience conducting subtidal research in kelp forest ecosystems.
  • Experience using Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and data-analysis programs, such as R.

Additional qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in ecology or related field.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V., which must include the names and contact information for a minimum of three professional references. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration
  • Cover Letter – Briefly summarize (in 500 words or less), your interest in the position and how you meet the advertised qualifications. Additionally, your letter must include a statement confirming that you agree to all of the special conditions of employment.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see before preparing their application.

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Postdoctoral fellow – Computational biology (marine science)

Department: Baliga

Location:Seattle: WA

The Baliga group at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is seeking enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow candidates in computational biology or related fields to study how long-term environmental changes like ocean warming or acidification will affect the resilience of coral species and key microscopic phytoplankton like diatoms. The Baliga group develops computational approaches to decipher the regulatory landscape of ecologically important organisms using next-generation sequencing data and dynamical experimental approaches.


Successful applicants will get to work in a vibrant interdisciplinary team of microbiologists, molecular biologists, computational biologists, and data scientists to investigate foundational questions in microbial ecology by advancing tools and technologies for systems analysis of microbial community behavior. The Baliga lab values creative scientists with cross-disciplinary training and demonstrated the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Candidates with a Ph.D. in computational biology, machine learning, systems biology or bioinformatics, or a related field are preferred. Strong analytical, programming, and communication skills are essential. Additional experience in building biological network models including the design and implementation of algorithms applied to the analysis of biological data is a plus. Experience with common bioinformatics methods, tools, websites, and data resources is important, in particular, high-throughput data analysis tools and techniques, statistical analysis, genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis are preferred.

Focus Areas:

There are two funded cross-cutting projects to understand the gene regulatory and metabolic mechanisms by which:

1. Coral species and their associated symbionts have evolved varying thermal tolerance strategies to warming oceans at different reefs across the globe.

2. Diatoms, key primary producers in many marine ecosystems, can shift their regulatory landscape and alter their resilience in acidifying oceans.

Applicants should include a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement summarizing their prior research, future plans, and their desired research focus area as they pertain to this position.

ISB is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Pay Range:

ISB pays postdoctoral fellows on a scale based upon experience: $65,478 – $91,711 annually


Benefits · Institute for Systems Biology (

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US GO-SHIP seeking co-chief scientist for 2023 I05 (32S)

We are looking for early career scientists and/or sea-going technicians with experience in physical or chemical oceanography (hydrography) who would be interested in participating as co-Chief Scientist on the decadal re-occupation of the U.S. GO-SHIP hydrographic long-line known as I05 (32°S in the Indian Ocean). This cruise ~8 weeks long (mid-July to mid-September 2023).


  • We will be sailing on the R/V Revelle (
  • Chief Scientist – Brendan Carter
  • 55 Days at Sea (Fremantle, Australia to Cape Town, South Africa)


  • Pre-cruise: Assist Chief Scientist with pre-cruise planning as needed. Attend pre-cruise meeting if feasible. Assisting with the selection of the CTD-watch students.
  • At sea: Co-Chief will be scientist-in-charge of one 12-hour watch, opposite the Chief Scientist with the following responsibilities: ensuring the CTD watch runs the CTD console and completes routine forms and tasks for each station; mentoring students assigned to the watch; deciding sampling levels for each parameter in accordance with the chief scientist; organizing the CTD watch and assisting with water sampling (directing operations (sample cop) and/or obtaining water parameter samples (e.g. salinity, nutrients); and assisting in at-sea data reviews, reports, and documentation.
  • Post-cruise: Assist the Chief Scientist with cruise report finalization and review of data, quality codes, and documentation.

SUPPORT: Salary support for academic co-Chief Scientists will be negotiated, and is typically supplied via sub-awards from UCSD/SIO to the participant’s institution. It typically covers time at-sea, in port, on travel, and about two weeks of salaried time for preparation. Travel will be paid by UCSD/SIO.

WHO CAN APPLY: The co-Chief positions are considered stepping-stones for early career scientists but are also open to higher-level scientists/technicians with graduate degrees or equivalent experience. No at-sea experience is necessary, although it can be a plus. The Chief Scientist will provide training on board. Although preference may be given to those with ongoing research in the Indian Ocean, all are welcome to apply. If there are multiple qualified applicants for these positions, the Chief Scientist in consultation Principal Investigators will provide recommendations to the U.S. GO-SHIP Executive Council who will approve final selection.

HOW TO APPLY: I05 will provide an excellent opportunity to work at sea and the co-Chief Scientist will have the opportunity to become familiar with and/or extend their knowledge of South Indian oceanography. To join us at-sea for some hard work that will lead to a rewarding experience observing the southern subtropical Indian Ocean first hand, email letters of application to Alison Macdonald ( and Brendan Carter ( Please provide your CV, a brief summary of your research interests and experience and include the name, email address and phone number of a reference.

DEADLINE: January 16, 2023

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Climate and communities social scientist

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Job Title: Climate and Communities Social Scientist

Job Description: Data Management Specialists (Social Sciences) use a background in the social sciences as they assist in the population, maintenance, enhancement and distribution of databases.  They locate, obtain, standardize, enter, verify, and correct various data sets related to project goals and work plans.

Position/Project Specifics: This position will assist on a project that will develop network models for south-central and southeast Alaska to improve communities’ and resource managers’ knowledge of socioecological system dynamics in response to ocean acidification (OA) and to enable these stakeholders to assess potential vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies. Participatory workshops with stakeholders will gather information on drivers and barriers that shape adaptive capacity and synthesize this information in socioecological network models that will enable stakeholders to better evaluate points of vulnerability and identify key adaptive strategies. The project will develop decision-support tools that are responsive to stakeholder concerns; reflect local community priorities and their ecological, social, economic, and management context; and synthesize the best available science. The position will work on all phases of the project, assisting with scoping meetings with principal investigators and key informants; conducting focus groups and semi-structured interviews; developing network models; analyzing and reporting the results as well as working with economic and ecological modelers to incorporate social system variables into integrated models.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

A range of experience and education may be presented.  Candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** AND four years of successfully completed education above high school in anthropology, economics, statistics, or any other field that provides the same knowledge.  An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.

Location: NMFS Auke Bay Lab Juneau

Project Length: 12 months or more

Salary Target: $28.73-$33.04/hour, DOE

Closing Date: Dec 26, 2022

Application: Link

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Dynamics of greenhouse gases (GHG) in marine vegetation, from seafloor to ocean-atmosphere fluxes (PhD position)

HOST ORGANIZATION: IMEDEA – CSIC – Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados

GROUP LEADER: Dr. Iris E. Hendriks (


Research Project / Research Group Description

Anthropogenic CO2 emissions have caused sea surface temperatures to increase, while this increase of atmospheric CO2 has partly been mitigated by the oceans’ uptake. This uptake has drastic consequences for the marine environment, as it drives a pH decrease in seawater known as ocean acidification (OA). The concentration of other gases besides CO2, responsible for the greenhouse effect (CH4 and N2O) in the marine environment also has a high spatial and temporal variability as a consequence of the physical and biogeochemical processes characteristic of each area. In coastal areas, the balance of GHG gases is particularly variable and, in addition to natural causes, is driven by anthropogenic factors. Determining whether the different coastal regions act as sources or sinks is relevant for establishing global greenhouse gas balances.

The Global Change Research Group (GCR) at IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), in Mallorca, Spain, has decades of experience in research of the evidence and effects of climate change on coastal ecosystems, in particular in vegetated habitat like seagrass meadows. The group is involved in monitoring the CO2 concentration in atmosphere and surface water since 2008 and other GHGs since 2018. Their main research subject are processes structuring seagrass meadows, but also invasive macrophytes and they harbour valuable background knowledge about evolution of meadow healt and trayectories of ecosystem services of the meadows. The marine component of the group include:

–        Iris E. Hendriks ( CSIC)

–        Núria Marbà (CSIC)

–        Andrea Anton (UIB)

–        Susana Flecha (CSIC)

–        Elvira Mayol (CSIC)

–        Alex Morell (CSIC)

The GCR group has a high scientific output, with publications in prestigious journals. During the last 5 years, the group has formed 10 PhD students. The group’s PhD students usually obtain competitive contracts or positions after completion of their thesis.

Job position description

The proposed research work will focus on different marine compartments in order to get an overall view of the dynamics of GHG in coastal areas. 1) Through the analysis of time-series CO2, CH4 and N2O from three sites in the Archipelago of the Balearic islands (part of the Balearic Ocean Acidification Time Series – BOATS) GHG concentration in surface water will be determined and ocean-atmosphere fluxes calculated. These measurements will be matched to time series of dissolved CO2 from satellite data (i.e. CMEMS – Copernicus) and additional parameters obtained in-situ. Calculations of gas fluxes will be validated by surface measurements using incubation chambers. Seasonal and interannual variability will be determined from the ongoing series (started in 2018) and the drivers that determine this variability (physical and / or biological) will be identified.

2) In order to identify the production/retention of GHGs in the benthic compartment, we will deploy benthic incubations in-situ. Manipulations of organic matter and evaluation of key bacterial communities will determine the link between organic matter deposition, i.e. from WWTPs close to seagrass meadows and CO2/CH4 dynamics in seagrasses and macrophytes. Furthermore we will collection cores for laboratory incubation to validate field rates. Laboratory manipulation of temperature according to IPCC future scenarios should enable a prediction of future emissions in the coastal benthic zone of the Balearic islands.

3) The link between benthic GHG dynamics and transfer to the pelagic water column and eventually atmosphere will be established by concentration profiles of the water column.

To apply: Dr. Iris E. Hendriks (

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Associate project officer (radioecology laboratory) (P2)

Primary Location: Monaco-IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco

Job Closing Date: 2022-12-04, 11:59:00 PM

Contract Duration: The initial contract duration is foreseen to be for four months, with a possibility for extension.

Main Purpose

As a member of a team reporting to the Laboratory Head and Project Manager of the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) project “Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center (OA-ICC)”, the Associate Project Officer (Radioecology Laboratory) provides assistance in project management, reporting and analytical support within the different working areas, with the objective of effective, efficient, and timely implementation of the project.


The Associate Project Officer (Radioecology Laboratory) is: (1) a project coordinator, preparing, reviewing, and maintaining detailed schedules of project activities, developing and maintaining project tracking tools for resource allocation and status of activities and contributing to the preparation of project reports, consisting of summaries of all activities performed during the course of the project; (2) an analyst, evaluating, extracting, and consolidating data from documentation, and; (3) a presenter of performance and results.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Monitor the implementation of project activities.
  • Liaise with counterparts and partners on project implementation issues.
  • Liaise with Communication Units (MTPI and Communication Specialist, Office of the Deputy Director General NA) on communication issues to increase the visibility of OA-ICC.
  • Analyse problems arising in the course of project implementation and recommend solutions for issues identified.
  • Collect, analyse, evaluate and consolidate project information and contribute to development of project monitoring tools and systems.
  • Prepare narrative progress reports and status reports on allocation and use of resources.
  • Evaluate project results against performance indicators, derive the lessons learnt and contribute to preparation of the final programme report.
  • Serve as Secretary of the OA-ICC Advisory Board.
  • Contribute to improving the OA-ICC website.
  • Assist in training and supervising the work of the OA-ICC Project Assistants (Communication Assistant and Data Curator).
  • When necessary, represent the Project at meetings and conferences.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

University degree (bachelor’s) in science (oceanography, marine ecology, marine biology, or a related field) public or business administration or other related field.

Minimum of two years of related experience, including project management experience, in an international environment.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $49254 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 19455*, dependency benefits, rental subsidyeducation grantrelocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leavepension plan and health insurance.

Application Link

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Postdoc position in multiple climate change stressors and coral eco-physiology

We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Freshwater and Marine Ecology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The position will be for the duration of two years and is part of a 5-year Vidi research project funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research on corals living in extreme/marginal reef environments to better understand how environmental variability alters coral stress tolerance to future ocean conditions (warming, acidification, deoxygenation/hypoxia). This position is part of the research group of Dr Verena Schoepf (

What are you going to do?

You will investigate how fluctuating environmental conditions alter coral resistance to heat, acidification and low-oxygen stress. You will conduct controlled aquarium experiments to simulate different variability regimes in combination with future ocean conditions, analyze seawater physico-chemical conditions and conduct coral physiological analyses. You will also conduct fieldwork in extreme/marginal coral reef environments in the Caribbean where corals are naturally exposed to extreme and variable conditions. The aim is to investigate whether such an environmental history is linked to enhanced stress tolerance. Finally, you will supervise BSc and MSc student projects that are aligned with the postdoc project, and communicate your results via conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals, while closely working with the project team.

Your experience and profile

  • PhD in marine biology, ecology or environmental science, or a related discipline
  • committed researcher, demonstrated by publications in international refereed academic journals;
  • An interest in, and understanding of, how marine organisms adjust their physiology to environmental stress, especially in the context of climate change
  • Experience with setting up and running aquarium experiments where temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen are manipulated
  • Experience with laboratory work, preferably related to coral eco-physiology and seawater chemistry (e.g. nutrients, carbonate chemistry)
  • Experience with marine fieldwork in tropical locations and willingness to conduct fieldwork in the Caribbean
  • SCUBA diving certificate and scientific diving experience, preferably Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Good analytical and statistical skills, including the use of programming languages such as R
  • Excellent English skills  and demonstrated skills in scientific writing (published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals).
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Driving license

Any questions?

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

Job application

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link. We accept applications until and including 11 December 2022.

Applications should include the following information (all files besides your cv should be submitted in one single pdf file):

  • a cover letter describing your motivation and addressing how you meet the selection criteria (2 pages max);
  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a list of publications;
  • the names and email addresses of two references who can provide letters of recommendation.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

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The Rosenstiel School – postdoctoral associate – CIMAS

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science (Rosenstiel) has an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral researcher.

The work will involve close collaboration with scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). The applicant will be physically stationed at AOML in Miami, FL.

The principal objective of the position will be to conduct and analyze a suite of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE) model simulations to understand the efficacy, processes and impacts associated with this Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) method. The incumbent will leverage GFDL’s existing 1/2 degree fully-coupled Earth System Model (ESM4.1) to perform idealized site-specific OAE simulations, as well as ocean alkalinization simulations following the Carbon Dioxide Removal Model Intercomparison Project (CDRMIP) protocols. Analyses will involve interpreting and analyzing large data sets from model simulations to assess and evaluate ocean biogeochemical responses and ecosystem impacts on various ocean and coastal areas, including determining the magnitude and timescales of carbon dioxide uptake and the potential to reduce the rate and impacts of ocean acidification. Personnel will interact with active groups at AOML and GFDL studying the carbon cycle, and connections between biogeochemistry, ecosystems, and climate.

Duties include but are not limited to:
● Conduct and analyze marine alkalinization Earth System Model simulations to investigate underlying mechanisms and processes, and quantify responses.
● Explore impacts of OAE on climate, oceans, coasts, and marine ecosystems using outputs from numerical simulations.
● Evaluate model data from GFDL-ESM4.1 CDRMIP OAE simulations against publicly available data from similar CMIP6 CDRMIP simulations.
● Present findings at scientific meetings and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
● Active participation in scientific discussions with colleagues and in CDR related working groups or forums.

Minimum Qualifications
● Applicants must have a Ph.D. in oceanography or a related field, and a background in ocean biogeochemical research at the post-doctoral level.
● Necessary skills include experience with climate modeling, the ability to analyze and organize large datasets or model outputs, knowledge of Unix/Linux, and experience with commonly used software and protocols in the oceanographic community including MatLab, Ferret, and/or Python.
● The incumbent must have a proven publication record, strong scientific writing and computer skills, and the ability to communicate science to diverse audiences and stakeholders.
● The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively within a diverse and dynamic team, as well as demonstrate the ability to work independently to complete complex interdisciplinary analyses across fields including climate dynamics, and ocean and coastal biogeochemistry.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating research interest, experiences and the contact information for three professional references.

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Postdoctoral research associate or graduate research assistant

This new full time post is available immediately on a 15 month fixed term basis.

Summary of the role

The College wishes to recruit either a Postdoctoral Research Associate or a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Dr Jamie Shutler. This European Space Agency funded post is available immediately. The successful applicant will work within the European Space Agency (ESA) project Ocean Health – Ocean Acidification which is aiming to further develop the use of satellite observation-based methods for studying and monitoring ocean acidification. This is a European project that includes teams at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Ifremer and a small company called Ocean Data Lab. The successful candidate will be using satellite, model and in situ data to study the marine carbonate system and ocean acidification, with a focus on supporting conservation, and advising mitigation and management decisions (eg for supporting decision making in US and Canadian west-coast states and Pacific ocean small island nations). This will primarily involve i) designing and implementing experiments to study how marine heat waves are impacting the marine carbonate system and how this knowledge can be used to guide mitigation and ii) leading the uncertainty assessment of all data produced by the project teams.

The post will include the design of experiments, scientific software development (eg in Python), statistical analyses of any results, presenting results at project meetings and the co-authoring of journal publications. This is a 15 month fixed length contract with a possibility of extending (subject to funding).

Further information

Please contact Dr Jamie Shutler, e-mail or telephone (01326) 259212.

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Laboratory technician, marine and environmental sciences

Job Summary

The Ries Lab at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center is seeking a Laboratory Technician to maintain and operate all systems within its laboratories, exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff and students, order supplies and consumables, act as the lab compliance liaison, manage laboratory waste, maintain the chemical and gas inventory and the BIORAD/EHS webpage, train instrument users, calibrate and operate instruments, run samples for internal and external users, record and tabulate instrument usage, invoice, conduct basic organization and cleaning of the lab, assist with basic or applied research (both laboratory- and field-based), write SOPs, and manage, report, and archive experimental samples and data. The successful applicant will be hard-working, discovery-driven, and intellectually curious. Applicants should have a solid foundation in carbonate biogeochemistry, geology, carbon sequestration, biomineralization, ocean acidification, and/or basic chemistry and possess strong writing and analytical skills. Appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal in subsequent years pending availability of applicable funding.


  • Assist in initiating, executing, and completing research and experiments
  • Assist with research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc.
  • Basic laboratory management (ordering, EHS, chem inventory)
  • Developing and updating standard operating procedures
  • Tracking of instrument usage and invoicing
  • Managing, reporting, and archiving experimental samples and data
  • Repair and maintain scientific instrumentation
  • Operate scientific instruments and run experimental systems
  • Train graduate students, postdocs, staff, and instrument users


Bachelor’s degree, science major, 2+ years laboratory experience

Experience with the following instrumentation/systems/methods is a plus:

  • Ocean acidification experiments
  • Analysis of calcium carbonate substrates
  • Analysis of seawater DIC/TA
  • Culturing of marine invertebrates and algae
  • Powder X-ray diffraction
  • Light microscopy (digital imaging, variable z-stage, petrographic)
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
  • Laser ablation
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Energy dispersive spectrometry
  • Electron backscatter diffraction
  • Microelectrode construction and use
  • Preparation of petrographic thin sections using saws and polishers
  • Experience conducting field research (terrestrial and SCUBA)
  • Experience calibrating, deploying, and retrieving environmental sensors
  • Willingness to travel internationally

To apply, visit Laboratory Technician, Marine and Environmental Sciences

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Career opportunities: post-doctoral researcher

Apply before 30/09/2022

The Marine Biology Research group at UGENT is looking for a full-time (100%) Post-doctoral researcher to investigate benthic biogeochemistry and food webs in fjord environments

The fjords on the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) and Greenland experience among the most rapid and dramatic environmental changes in marine ecosystems, with substantial variation in the duration of the sea ice season, advanced glacier retreat, warming of surface waters and shifts in local primary production. Impacts of these changing ice conditions on the benthic ecosystem are complex, and mainly the effects on benthic carbon and nutrient cycling and food web resilience are poorly understood.


This post-doc position will target fundamental research on the impact of changing ice conditions on benthic biogeochemistry and food webs in two polar environments. The successful candidate will participate in research cruises to the west-Antarctic Peninsula and Greenland, collect and process sediment samples, perform biogeochemical measurements and identify benthic communities. The post-doctoral researcher will be engaged in the interdisciplinary research project TANGO (‘Estimating Tipping points in habitability of ANtarctic benthic ecosystems under GlObal future climate change scenarios’) and CANOE (‘Climate chANge impacts on carbon cycling and fOod wEbs in Arctic fjords’). Both projects aim to investigate biogeochemistry and food web structure and stability, in response to declining sea ice conditions (TANGO) and to glacial melt on in Greenlandic fjords (CANOE).

We seek a candidate with a background in marine science, biogeochemistry, biology, or related fields.
The selected candidate will work in the group of Prof. Vanreusel and Prof. Ulrike Braeckman.

  • You are highly motivated to conduct research within an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers, and thus build a professional network and academic career;
  • You will perform fundamental research within the domain of marine biogeochemistry and (food web) ecology;  
  • You prepare and participate regularly in sampling campaigns at sea on location in Antarctic and (sub-)Arctic fjords with lengths of a few days to a few months.
  • You have a strong interest in marine biogeochemistry and ecology;
  • You will support education activities at Ghent University by supervising bachelor and master thesis projects, and by assisting in practical and theoretical biology and ecology classes;
  • You will process the data and communicate the results into one or more scientific papers.


Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not submitted through the online system. We will perform a pre-selection and invite selected candidates for an interview. The selection committee will review the applications immediately after the application deadline. The interviews will take place at the end of September.

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Job opportunity: associate scientist, MPAs and climate change (job # 1789)

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, United States

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022 (11:49 PM EST) 

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Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.


Science manager– Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change Community of Practice

Research scientist with an advanced degree in marine biology or related field to build a community of practice of MPA managers and stakeholders in an era of rapid climate change, with special emphasis on coordination, communications outreach, and contribution to research in MPA theory and practice.

Position Objective: Build a Community of Practice for MPA managers and planners dealing with climate change and contribute to climate change and marine conservation research. Disseminate cutting-edge research on MPA planning and management for resilience to climate change and connect ocean management stakeholders around the world.

The position addresses fundamental challenges associated with the need to build communities of practice for climate change in conservation communities dealing with ocean biodiversity conservation as ecosystems and species move in response to climate change (including ocean acidification). The position will implement and refine a strategy for building a community of practice in MPAs and climate change and conduct research on program thematic focal areas under the guidance of the lead scientist for CI’s MPAs and climate change initiative.

24-month appointment with the possibility for renewal.


  • Design and build a community of practice in MPAs and climate change (reserve managers, including diverse stakeholders).
  • Conduct research on Marine Protected Areas and climate change.
  • Coordinate outreach and communications efforts related to MPAs and climate change.
  • Lead climate assessments and site engagements to guide planning and management for climate-smart MPAs.
  • Contribute to marine climate change research team in focal regions, with the potential to lead research into possible climate change impacts on MPAs and planning/management solutions to the challenges identified.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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