Jobs & Internships

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is a rapidly-growing international marine research, education, and community institution. If you are interested in working with us, please check this site frequently or follow us on social media. Opportunities include positions for research, education, community programs, development and administrative functions, and summer internships.

  • Chief Scientific Officer

    The Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at GMRI will lead a multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists conducting marine research to better understand and steward the Gulf of Maine ecosystem—from its physical dynamics to its human communities. The CSO will apply a systems approach to develop scientific priorities, conduct research, pioneer collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges, and help shape the conversation around climate change and ecosystem sustainability at the local, national, and international levels. Equally important, the successful candidate will be joining an entrepreneurial and energetic management team that embraces a collegial and collaborative culture around strategic planning, organizational policy development, and decision-making, and strives to achieve applied solutions and knowledge transfer through innovative, out of the box thinking.

    Research | Open until filled

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  • Human Resources Director

    GMRI is seeking a Human Resources (HR) Director to support the evolving personnel needs of a growing organization. The HR Director will primarily focus on addressing the developing priorities of GMRI relative to its most important asset: its employees. Among other things, HR director duties and responsibilities will include employee relations, performance management, professional development, employment law, diversity, equity and inclusion, HR communications, and policy. The HR Director will report to the Chief Operating Officer, supervise the Payroll and Benefits Specialist, and will also work closely with the Management Team and the rest of the organization to meet the needs of a wide variety of employee stakeholders.

    Finance & Administration | Open until filled

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  • Research Assistant II - Learning Sciences

    The Research Assistant is responsible for providing professional research support to the GMRI Learning Sciences Lab and the wider GMRI education team. The Research Assistant will work closely with GMRI Learning Scientist Amanda Dickes on the execution of three NSF awards, including opportunities to (1) design technological tools for learning (e.g., virtual games, agent-based computational models), (2) develop authentic ecosystems science curricula for grades 3-8, (3) conduct field work in K8 science classrooms and informal settings, including survey dissemination, structured interviews and ethnographic observations, (4) collaborate with the Learning Scientist on project progress and milestones, (5) lead data management by maintaining a well-documented and organized archive of survey and field data, and (6) assist with qualitative data analysis, interpretation, and knowledge dissemination (e.g., academic conferences, journal publications) and grant writing. The Research Assistant will be required to work collaboratively with GMRI staff, educators, and project staff from multiple institutions.

    Research | Close date: May 21, 2021

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