Jobs & Internships

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is a rapidly-growing international marine research, education, and community institution. If you are interested in working with us, please check this site frequently or follow us on social media. Opportunities include positions for research, education, community programs, development and administrative functions, and summer internships.

  • Climate Engagement Specialist

    GMRI is seeking applicants for a Climate Engagement Specialist to work under the supervision of Gayle Bowness, Municipal Climate Action Program Manager within GMRI’s Climate Center. The incumbent will join a rapidly growing Climate Center team that is working to integrate and elevate the climate-related work across the organization while charting new directions for us to provide climate services to coastal communities and blue economy businesses across the region. In partnership with external stakeholders, the incumbent would work closely with other GMRI staff—including our Business Climate Action Program Manager, Communications Team, Community Team, and Education Team—to: (1) Develop climate vulnerability assessments to advance stakeholder understanding of their climate-related risk exposure, (2) Develop climate adaptation, mitigation, and/or action plans, (3) Build climate literacy through innovative, inclusive education and outreach programming.

    Climate Center | Close date: Dec. 4, 2022

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  • Research Scientist/Biological Oceanographer, Zooplankton Ecologist

    GMRI is seeking qualified candidates to establish a new research group that investigates climate-zooplankton-upper trophic interactions across spatial and temporal scales in the Gulf of Maine and adjacent Large Marine Ecosystems. The successful candidate will have experience with: (a) field-based experimental design and data collection, (b) in-lab analytical approaches, and (c) zooplankton modeling and forecasting to examine temporal and spatial variability in distribution, community structure, and ecology, with a focus on how these are affected by climate change, ecosystem conditions, and anthropogenic stressors. A strong quantitative background in, and technical knowledge of, zooplankton biology and ecology is preferred.

    Research | Close date: Jan. 31, 2023

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  • Assistant Research Scientist - Learning Sciences

    The Education department is seeking a full-time, early-career researcher to join the Learning Sciences Lab at GMRI. The Learning Sciences lab is an interdisciplinary unit dedicated to improving teaching and learning in formal and informal contexts through systematic investigation of learning processes and effective design of innovative learning environments. Our team is involved in research projects at the forefront of advances in technology and learning, and our work has been and is currently supported by funding from state and federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation. Specifically, we seek a scholar whose research focus includes study of STEM teaching and learning and has strong methodological training in quantitative, qualitative, or multiple methods. The Assistant Research Scientist will be required to work collaboratively with GMRI staff, educators, and project staff from multiple institutions.

    Education | Open until filled

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