Lobster Supply Chain Internship


The Brady lab at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is searching for an intern to join our team for the 2022 summer season. Our lab has partnered with other labs at UMaine, St Joseph College, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, and groups within Maine’s lobster industry such as the Maine Lobster Dealers Association, Maine Lobstermen’s Association, Luke’s Lobster, Inland Seafood, and Ready Seafood to form a collaborative team tackling the issue of post-harvest mortality within Maine’s lobster industry. This research aims to understand the environmental and physiological stressors that influence mortality of lobsters in the supply chain. We are doing this by monitoring both environmental parameters and physical and biological markers of stress in the lobsters. Our intern will be heavily involved with data collection in both the field and lab.

The internship is 40 hours per week and will begin mid-May and end mid-August. Beginning and end dates are flexible. This is an exciting opportunity for emerging scientists interested in fishery science and animal health to gain experience in the field and lab while being involved in a collaborative research project.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of monitoring equipment
  • Prepare lab and field equipment
  • Data management
  • Complete a personal research project to present at the end of the summer


We are looking for a hardworking individual who is very flexible with work hours, can complete tasks without supervision and in a timely manner, and can handle live lobsters. Successful applicants will be a current undergraduate in biology, marine biology or a related field. Must be comfortable entering and working within a lobster processing facility when all appropriate PPE is provided, and CDC COVID-19 guidelines are followed. A reliable vehicle and driver’s license are required.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to cassandra.leeman@maine.edu by March 15, 2022 for consideration.


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