Aquaculture Gear Selection Internship

The Brady lab is searching for an intern to join our team for the 2022 summer season. Based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine, our work has been focused on expanding knowledge and data in Maine’s scallop and oyster aquaculture industry. This research aims to understand the environmental inputs and gear selection that influence bivalve growth. Our intern will be heavily involved with data collection in both the field and lab.

The ideal candidate would be a hardworking individual who is self-motivated and independent, but also can work efficiently in collaborative projects. Prior laboratory / field experience is not a requirement. However, they should have some interest in marine biology. Interns should be able to adjust to flexible work hours, will be handling live scallops and oysters, and lifting up to 45lbs. Successful applicants will be a current undergraduate in marine biology, general biology, or a related field. Laboratory and/or field experience is preferred but again not required. Proficient in MS Word, Excel or R, and a familiarity with databases. A reliable vehicle and driver’s license are required.

Responsibilities include:

– Measuring and restocking oyster bags and lantern nets

– Deploying, cleaning, and maintaining farm gear

– Running meat weight analysis on oysters and scallops

– Management of monitoring equipment

– Prepare lab and field equipment

– Data management

The paid internship will run from mid – May (with some flexibility) to mid – August and consist of up to 40-hour weeks . Prior experience in data collection and working in a lab setting is not a requirement. This is a great opportunity for early career scientists who are looking to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in bivalve aquaculture both in the field and lab setting.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to by March 31, 2022, for consideration.


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