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Job Openings in the Fisheries Ecology Division

How to find jobs, internships, and student opportunities with the Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s Fisheries Ecology Division.

The Fisheries Ecology Division is committed to inclusive, equitable, and accessible hiring practices that provide equal opportunity to all applicants. We recognize that a diverse workforce improves the quality of our science and enriches the culture of our workplace.

NOAA Fisheries Office of Equal Employment Opportunity

Federal jobs

USA JOBS - Use the search feature to select:

  • Keywords: type "noaa" and select "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration"
  • Location - Santa Cruz, California

Learn more about careers with NOAA Fisheries

University jobs

UC Santa Cruz staff positions

  • Select "Search Postings" from the left-side menu.
  • Under "Division/Organization" select "Physical & Biological Sciences", then click "Search".
  • When browsing the results, our jobs will list "NOAA/NMFS" as the hiring unit.

UC Santa Cruz academic positions

  • Scroll down or use the drop-down box to jump to the "Physical and Biological Sciences Division" section.
  • NOAA positions are usually found in the "Institute of Marine Sciences" subsection.

Inflation Reduction Act jobs

The historic Inflation Reduction Act has allowed NOAA Fisheries and other agencies to increase the resiliency of our nation's marine resources against climate change impacts. Learn more about the positions available and join our mission.

Positions supporting the Inflation Reduction Act


The Fisheries Ecology Division hosts internships from NOAA programs including:

Learn more about NOAA internship programs

Search the student opportunities database


Three researchers spread a net across a coastal lagoon.

Researchers collect fish in the Scott Creek lagoon using a seine. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

Last updated by Southwest Fisheries Science Center on May 20, 2024