Academic Programs Office
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
166 Water Street
Woods Hole MA 02543
What We Do
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center values diversity. We seek to build a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage intern and job applications from populations under-represented in marine sciences – this includes African American, Cape Verdean, Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, and Pacific Islander students and job seekers.
Internships in the Northeast
- Atlantic Salmon Ecosystem Research Internships
- Sandy Hook Internship Program
- Woods Hole Partnership Education Program
- NOAA Cooperative Science Centers
- NOAA College-Supported Internship Program
Talent for the 21st Century
Talent for the 21st Century (Talent 21) is a program offering term employment to graduates of NOAA-supported educational programs:
- NOAA’s Cooperative Science Centers
- NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program
- The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program
Talent 21 positions are two-to-four year positions at the ZPII or ZPIII level.
Offered by NOAA’s Office of Education and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Talent 21 is designed to broaden the center’s reach in identifying and hiring talent to support the mission of NOAA Fisheries and the Center.
To participate in Talent 21, you must be 18 years or older, a U.S. citizen, and a participant in, or graduate of, one of the targeted NOAA-supported programs.
Fish Biologist (ZP-0428-02)
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole Laboratory
Ecosystems Dynamics and Assessment Branch/Resource Evaluation and Assessment Division
Successful fisheries management requires the consideration of different sources of information including population dynamics of fish stocks, socio-economic data, and ecological considerations. We are developing a new product, called Ecosystem Context for Stock Advice (ECSA), that aims to integrate this information into stock-specific reports to inform the advisory process at several different levels. We are looking for someone to lead the development of ECSA reports, which will require a working knowledge of R and data associated with fish biology and ecology. These reports need to be collaborative and built with reproducible and transparent methods (e.g., Rmarkdown and github).
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate should be organized and have strong written and verbal skills; experience with modern analytical, reporting, and version control tools (e.g., R, R markdown, and git/GitHub); willingness to work with a broad group of scientists dealing with disparate data types. Familiarity with environmental and fisheries data is preferred. Minimum degree requirement is a BS in marine biology, fisheries, or similar.
- Additional information is available in the Position Description: Download File (PDF; 3 p)
- Eligibility and application instruction below.
- Applications due by May 8, 2020
- Point of contact: George Liles, Director of Academic Programs (774-392-5376 or email@example.com)
How to Apply
Submit the following to the Academic Programs Office (NEFSC.APO@noaa.gov) as one pdf file:
- Cover letter that includes statement of interest
- Resume with two contactable references
- Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable for application; official will be required to accept any job offer)
- Department of Defense Form 214 (DD214) for prior military service (if applicable)
Jobs in the Northeast
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center conducts ecosystem-based research and assessments of living marine resources, with a focus on the Northeast Shelf, to promote the recovery and long-term sustainability of these resources, and to generate social and economic opportunities and benefits from their use.
The Northeast Center employs approximately 225 scientists, administrators, and support personnel working at labs in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Federal job openings are posted at USAJOBS and are filled through the federal hiring process.
The Center work force is augmented by contract employees who work for private companies that provide the Center with services that include science, administration, and other support services. Contract positions are posted on the Integrated Statistics site.
Graduates of NOAA-supported educational programs, and colleges and universities supported by NOAA Education Programs, may participate in the Northeast's Talent for the 21st Century Program (below). This offers Term Employment in the excepted service. Department policy requires satisfactory completion of a two-year (2) trial period but may be extended for an additional period of time not to exceed four years.
Center labs and our partner organizations offer a number of other programs, events, and activities that provide information about and experiences in fisheries science.
- American Fisheries Society – Job Postings
- NOAA Student Opportunities Portal
- Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program
- Woods Hole Science Stroll
- Milford Lab Open House
- Flatfish Biology Conference
- Milford Aquaculture Seminar
- New England/Mid-Atlantic Fisheries News