Marine Fisheries Research Program Research Assistant

Marine Fisheries Research Program Research Assistant

Category: 12-month, full-time.

May 2023 – April 2024 with possible option to renew.

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) Marine Fisheries Research Program is

offering a unique opportunity to join a small but dynamic team as we expand

our community-based collaborative research program. Marine Fisheries

Research (MFR) projects involve cooperative research and education, working

directly with fishermen and shellfish farmers, primarily in the Cape Cod

region. The program fosters collaboration and understanding between

fishermen and scientists by actively seeking out partnerships and providing

a neutral forum for discussion.

The Research Assistant will work full-time (40 hrs/wk) with the MFR Program

Director, scientists at CCS and other partner organizations, as well as

commercial fishermen and shellfish farmers in the Cape Cod region. This is

a new position with potential for growth, opportunities for graduate

student research and authorship of publications. Ample opportunities exist

for program and position expansion, as well as integration with other CCS

programs such as our Marine Debris and Shark Ecology Programs, depending on

the candidate’s skills and interests. The position features flexible hours

(dependent on fieldwork) and a non-traditional work environment.

Responsibilities will include coordinating and participating in fieldwork,

laboratory work, data entry and management, preliminary data exploration

and analysis, and assisting with preparation of reports and peer-reviewed

publications. This position requires an individual to have a bachelor’s

degree in marine science or related field and prior experience working on

the water. The position comes with a comprehensive benefits package and salary

is commensurate with experience.


Working with the Director to coordinate and execute fieldwork on land and

at sea;

Data entry, management and preliminary exploration/analysis, generating

tables and figures for reports and peer-reviewed publications.

Job Requirements:

  • Familiarity with and interest in science and policy related to marine fisheries
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and R;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Attention to detail in written and oral communication.


Bachelor’s Degree in marine science or related field.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

Able to lift 50 and drag 100 pounds, work outside or at sea for shifts of

up to 12 hours.

Kindly send CV or Resume and Cover Letter to:

Application Deadline May 19, 2023. No phone calls please.

The Center for Coastal Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and

encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions,

experiences and backgrounds is a key asset.