Employment Opportunities

2017 Summer Employment:

Receptionist - The Marine & Environmental Research Institute seeks an outgoing, and personable individual to answer phones and interact with the visiting public for 20 hours a week,  Monday through Friday from June through August.  The primary focus of this position is public relations and communication.  The individual in this position will answer the phone, greet guests, answer questions about MERI and our research, and otherwise provide excellent customer service to the attending public. Position Filled


2017 Internships now accepting applications for the following positions:

Marine Research Internship -   The Marine Research Intern will assist the MERI Research Department with the implementation of its marine research projects. Large-scale projects investigating the impacts of microplastics in the marine food web will be the top priority of this internship. Other projects will include monitoring for bacteria at local swimming beaches, early identification of harmful algal blooms, tracking ocean warming and acidification, and assisting with response to marine mammal strandings (whales and harbor seals) in the Downeast region. Primary responsibilities will include field sampling from land and boat, analysis in the laboratory, archiving of samples, data entry and management, and producing written reports and presentations.  Position Filled

Marine Research Internship II - The primary focus of the Marine Research Internship II will be laboratory-based investigation of the bioaccumulation of microplastics in the tissues of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis). The intern will also assist the MERI Research Department with its coastal monitoring program, which includes tracking bacteria at local swimming beaches, identification of harmful algal blooms, and monitoring ocean warming and acidification. On occasion, the intern may assist the team in response to marine mamal strandings in the region.  Position Filled

Marine Mammal Research -  This internship is an exciting opoportunity for a highly organized, detail-oriented researcher/writer with strong data-gathering, analytic, writing and graphic communication stills to work with scientists/PIs from the Baltic, Arctic and North Atlantic on a multi-year, international marine mammal research project. This is not a field research position.  The intern will support the project by producing reports and white papers from primary research, and acquiring, analyzing and integrating publicly available data into maps and other graphic presentations.  Position Filled