A paid summer internship is available at the Smithsonian Marine Station in
Fort Pierce, Florida to assist research on the effects of environmental
stress on reef-building corals. The intern will join a team of researchers
from the Smithsonian Marine Station and the University of Florida that
includes Drs. Maggie Johnson, Valerie Paul, and Andrew Altieri. The primary
task of the intern will be to assist with lab-based experiments in Fort
Pierce using experimental aquaria.
The ideal candidate will have a background in biology and/or marine
science, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and be
willing to maintain and monitor experimental aquaria (including cleaning
tanks). This position is largely lab-based, with the potential for some
fieldwork in the Florida Keys. AAUS scuba certification and experience
conducting lab and field research are desirable. Learning objectives
include coral responses to global change stressors, coral husbandry,
seawater chemistry, and mesocosm maintenance and experimental design.
Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter expressing research
interests, future plans, and the names and contacts of 2-3 references to
Maggie Johnson at *firstname.lastname@example.org *.
The timing of the internship is flexible, with a start date at the end of
spring/beginning of summer. The weekly stipend is $400 (does not include
*Please submit application materials to Maggie Johnson by April 1*.
Dr. Maggie Johnson, Postdoctoral Fellow
Smithsonian Marine Station
701 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL