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.

  • Human Resources Director

    GMRI seeks a Human Resources (HR) Director to support the evolving personnel needs of a growing organization. The primary role of the HR Director will be to lead efforts to focus on and address the developing priorities of GMRI relative to its most important asset, its employees. This role will include, but is not limited to 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 and will supervise the Payroll and Benefits Specialist, as well as working 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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  • Grants Coordinator

    Our Development Team plays a pivotal role in nurturing the financial and community support needed to ensure the long-term success of the organization. We seek a full-time Grants Coordinator to join our team. Primary responsibilities will include: writing, editing, proofreading, and assembling a variety of corporate and foundation requests, tracking foundation and corporate strategies and communications, and prospect research. Currently, 50% or more of this position’s day-to-day focus centers on supporting the funding and sponsor relationship strategies for our statewide LabVenture science education program. The balance will involve gathering information for quarterly/bi-annual/annual funder reports and coordinating grant submissions (including gathering supplemental documents, creating project budgets, etc.).

    Development | Open until filled

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  • Quantitative Research Associate

    GMRI is seeking applicants for a full-time Quantitative Research Associate position focused on statistical analyses and modeling of fish population and marine ecosystem data. The work will span multiple research projects that focus on understanding changes in the Gulf of Maine and North Atlantic marine ecosystems and projecting future population and ecosystem features based on scenarios of climate change, fishing, and other drivers of interest. Projects use a range of analytical approaches. We are particularly interested in applicants with a background in spatial distribution modeling and analyses of spatial model outputs. Responsibilities and leadership within projects will be scaled with the successful applicant’s skill and experience levels. The position will be based in Portland, ME, and under the supervision of Dr. Kathy Mills.

    Research | Open until filled

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  • 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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