The Department of Marine Biology is hiring a biologist to work in the Marine Food and Aquatic Sciences Department at the Marine Science Institute in St. Louis, MO.
The job posting, posted on the Marine Fisheries Science Center’s website, calls for an intern to join the Marine Biological Science Unit (MBUS) and work in a lab.
MBUS is a program of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is responsible for marine ecology and fisheries.
The MBUS, which has a staff of about 300 biologists, is part of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a U.S. Department of Commerce-administered federal agency that manages fisheries and marine resources.
The MBUs marine biology unit, which includes the MBUS’s laboratory, research and fisheries, is responsible, among other things, for determining how and where marine life is harvested, processed, and distributed.
The Marine Biological Institute is located at the U.M. St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota and is one of the largest marine science programs in the world.
“We are honored to be working with the UMN St. Cloud campus, a premier research institution in the United States, to bring an important science, engineering, and technology initiative to the St. Croix River region,” said Dr. Michael Kinser, president of the MBUs Marine Biology Division.
According to the job posting for the MBUSA internship, the intern will be responsible for developing a research project that will improve fisheries management, management of fisheries fisheries and aquatic life, and marine conservation.
Kinser said the internship will involve working on a project that involves using marine microalgae (a type of algae that grow on the bottom of rivers and oceans) to determine the impact of a chemical fertilization process on marine life.
Scientists use microalgacials to detect the chemical fertilizer used to harvest fish and to quantify its effect on their health.
This research project will involve developing a system that analyzes microalgaflage in the St Croix river and assesses the effects of the microalga on the organisms, which is essential to the study of biological processes.
If successful, the internship would also provide an opportunity to meet with scientists and students from the University and the University Health Center, which will work together on the research project.
In addition to the MBU, the University will also be hiring for a research associate position to work at the MBusa research laboratory.
Students in the MBus program may apply for this position by visiting www.mbrs.org.
For more information, visit the MBumaflaging.com website.