Smithsonian Coral Hypoxia Research

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 * *.

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*.

*Contact Information:*

Dr. Maggie Johnson, Postdoctoral Fellow

Smithsonian Marine Station

701 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL