Every day we work to make a difference in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's diverse natural resources. View our current job openings below to see how you can join our team. Thank you for your interest in Maryland Sea Grant.

Job Openings

Maryland Sea Grant Graduate Assistant

Application review begins August 17

MDSG is seeking a Graduate Assistant (GA) to help support our research and administration team. The GA will have a flexible schedule in which they will be responsible for several tasks, including: 1) supporting proposal and fellowship competitions; 2) supporting recruitment and application efforts for the National Science Foundation-funded MDSG Research Experience for Undergraduates program and other fellowships; 3) supporting MDSG workshops and professional development events; and 4) collaborating on special projects developed by the research team. 

This position is for 20 hours/week and follows the UMCES General Stipend Levels (GRA I $25,060.67; GRA II $26,176.88 for 12 months). It includes health benefits and tuition remission (10 credit hours each for the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as 4 credit hours for Summer session). The GA will report to Jenna Clark and Mike Allen. 

See the full position listing here. To apply, please email research@mdsg.umd.edu with the subject line "Sea Grant GA Application" and attach a single PDF with a cover letter, a two-page CV, and contact information for two references. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled, with review beginning August 17, 2020. 


Maryland Sea Grant Legal Fellow

Application deadline July 17

MDSG and the Agriculture Law Education (ALEI) are seeking a Legal Fellow to provide legal research, writing, and educational assistance for these two institutions. MDSG supports research, education, extension, and outreach on critical environmental issues in the Chesapeake and coastal bays and other watersheds. ALEI is comprised of legal specialists and other extension specialists who help agricultural producers understand and comply with state, federal, and local laws and regulations. The MDSG Legal Fellow will help work toward these goals through projects involving training and programming for government agencies, coastal industries, and coastal communities addressing coastal law and policy in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay. Project topics are likely to cover legal questions in environmental areas such as aquaculture, sea level rise impact and resilience, and stormwater management in Maryland. 

This position will be for one year with an anticipated start date of September 1st, 2020. The position is full-time Contractual Contingent 2 with an expected salary of $54,000. Required qualifications for this position include a JD from an ABA accredited school and an interest in a career in natural resource management, protection, or stewardship, or public policy or law of marine and/or coastal environments or areas that impact marine and coastal environments. The fellow will report directly to the ALEI Environmental and Agricultural Legal Faculty Specialist, Nicole Cook.

To apply, please see the listing in full and complete the online application form here


Aquaculture Projects Coordinator

Application review for this position is currently on hold due to university hiring restrictions

MDSG is seeking an Aquaculture Projects Coordinator who will oversee the day-to-day management of the growing MDSG aquaculture portfolio. The coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the portfolio, including supporting grant applications and organizing grant competitions, developing budgets, monitoring awards, overseeing reporting, and developing project summaries for reporting to NOAA. The coordinator will serve as a liaison to MDSG extension faculty for fisheries and aquaculture as well as support extension and outreach collaborations across the University System of Maryland. The coordinator will also serve on the NOAA Sea Grant supported management team for the recirculating aquaculture salmon network. The coordinator will be expected to synthesize past and current research in aquaculture supported through funding to MDSG and connect MDSG's activities with aquaculture resarch, education, and outreach efforts at the National Sea Grant College program level.

This position will be for one year with the option to renew based on funding, need, and performance. The position is full-time with benefits, Contractual Contingent 2, with an expected salary of $60,000, and the chosen candidate will report to the MDSG Director and Associate Director. Required qualifications for this position include a master's degree in marine or aquatic sciences, policy, management, or a related field.

To apply, please see the listing in full and complete the online application form here


Diversity Statement

Maryland Sea Grant, part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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