Title: Fisheries Ecology Lab Internship Opportunity
Date Posted: December 10, 2019
Deadline: February 2, 2020

Job Details:

The DISL/USA Fisheries Ecology Lab conducts research on a wide range of marine fish species from Red Drum to Red Snapper in a variety of locations from the Mobile River Delta to offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Research projects conducted by Dr. Sean Powers and Dr. Bob Shipp, their graduate students, and research associates are designed to (1) quantify the relationship between marine fish species and associated habitats and (2) study the ecology of coastal/estuarine fishes and benthic invertebrates, particularly those that support commercial and recreational fisheries.

In the Fisheries Ecology Lab, we perform experiments and field surveys to detect and quantify the effects of local fisheries on species composition, abundance, and life history characteristics (it is important to note that fish are sacrificed in order to assess these metrics). From a marine resources management perspective, information on these effects is critical for the conservation and restoration of marine finfish and shellfish populations. The ultimate goal of the Fisheries Ecology Lab is to provide scientifically sound information to direct conservation and restoration efforts of marine fisheries and the habitats that these species rely upon.

Stipend: $400/wk

Job Requirements:

  • B.S. or B.A. in biological or life sciences (Note: must be graduated by the start of the internship)
  • Minimum of a 6-month commitment
  • Willingness to work on a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Willingness and capacity to spend long days on a boat, potentially in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to handle heavy physical work: lifting, pushing, or pulling up to 40 pounds

Job Contact:

The application is a fillable Google form and can be accessed here. No letters of recommendation are necessary. If selected for an interview, we will contact the provided references.

If you have questions, you may contact Crystal Hightower via email at chightower@disl.org or via phone at (251) 861-2141 x 2384. 

The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on February 2, 2020 (CST).