Shellfish Aquaculture Production and Products Internship

The Brady Lab is seeking an undergraduate intern to work on projects related to shellfish aquaculture at the Darling Marine Center (DMC). The successful candidate will primarily work with graduate students in the Brady Lab and Maine Sea Grant extension staff to investigate problems related to farmed shellfish production.  Project will encompass production systems for eastern oysters, sea scallops, softshell clams, razor clams and hard clams.  The internship provide is paid.

Responsibilities: The intern will assist with deployment of equipment and shellfish crops, data collection for growth and mortality during culture, as well as research via UMaine’s library resources, on-line work and personal interviews where needed.  The work is expected to be varied, and may involve assisting with other UMaine shellfish aquaculture projects as needed.

Qualifications: No prior research experience is necessary. Interested candidates should be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or related field. The position will include physically demanding work and applicants should be comfortable or willing to work on the water/small boats, and in all weather.  Applicants should be self-motived, responsible and should enjoy applying critical thinking to solve highly applied problems.

To apply send cover letter and resume to Tom Kiffney, in the Brady Lab – address below. Review of applicants will occur in March of 2021.

Tom Kiffney


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