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Job Openings in the Fisheries Ecology Division

How to find federal and university jobs with the Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s Fisheries Ecology Division.

The Fisheries Ecology Division is committed to 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.


The Fisheries Ecology Division hosts internships from NOAA programs including the Hollings Scholarship and the Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions.

Learn more about NOAA internship programs


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 June 23, 2020