UMaine MARINE Student Research Assistant III

Position title: UMaine MARINE Research Assistant III

Description: We are seeking a UMaine Marine Aligned Research, Innovation, and Nationally-recognized Education (MARINE) Initiative Research Assistant, beginning May 2024, and running through August 2024 for 30-40 hours per week ($14.50/hr), with the possibility of extending through the Fall 2024 Semester. Undergraduate work-study eligible students are encouraged to apply. The student will be working with UMaine MARINE staff at the University of Maine, Orono. This paid position will involve a mix of virtual and in-person work, with the possibility of being fully remote.

Background: Created on the foundation of its nationally and internationally recognized marine programs, world-class research, and cutting-edge facilities, the University of Maine Marine Aligned Research, Innovation, and Nationally-recognized Education or UMaine MARINE is a unique Maine-based initiative that brings together university, industry, government, and community collaborators who through integrated and innovative transdisciplinary marine research, education, and outreach are dedicated to the enhancement of social and economic wellbeing in Maine and beyond. The purpose of this position is to provide research support for the UMaine MARINE Initiative.

Assistantship responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the Research Assistant will be to provide research support for projects that support UMaine MARINE’s mission, including conducting research on Maine’s Blue Economy. Research Assistant tasks include the following:

●               Conduct a literature review of the current status of Maine’s Blue Economy or other marine-related issues that might arise during your time with UMaine MARINE

●               Develop a series of resources for tracking changes in Maine’s Blue Economy pre- and post-pandemic

●               Engaging appropriate audiences in contributing expertise to UMaine MARINE research priorities and projects

  • Communicating scientific information about UMaine MARINE-supported research to a variety of audiences

Qualifications: This assistantship will benefit from someone with well-developed organizational and communication skills and the ability to translate technical, policy, and scientific information for technical and non-technical audiences. Proficiency with Google suites and databases preferred. Students from diverse backgrounds are welcome to apply. Please submit a letter of motivation along with a resume or CV and contact information for two references to

Review of applications will be on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.