<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=utf-8"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class=""><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class=""><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt;" class="">The
Marine & Environmental Research Institute (MERI) is filling a Marine
Research Internship II position for the 2017 summer-fall season. This is a
full-time position requiring a 6-month commitment from June through November
(flexible start date). </span><span style="font-family: Calibri;" class=""><b class=""> </b></span><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt;" class=""><b class="">This internship is an excellent opportunity for an individual working toward a career in marine biology, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, coastal ecology, environmental health sciences, or a related field to gain practical experience in the field and in the laboratory</b></span></div><div class=""><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt;" class=""><b class=""><br class=""></b></span></div><div class=""><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"" class=""> </span><b class=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri;" class="">Organization: </span></b><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri;" class="">Marine &
Environmental Research Institute (MERI), Center for Environmental Studies.
Location: Blue Hill, Maine; coastal village approx. three hours north of
Portland and one hour south of Bar Harbor.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><br class=""></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b class=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri;" class="">Overview of MERI <o:p class=""></o:p></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri;" class="">The Marine & Environmental Research Institute (MERI) is a
nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and people
from the harmful impacts of toxic chemicals. The Institute investigates the
environmental causes of disease and inspires solutions to pressing
environmental issues. Priority areas include: microplastics in the ocean food
web; toxic contaminants in top ocean predators (marine mammals and fish), and
coastal monitoring in the Gulf of Maine. To learn more about our work, visit </span><a href="http://www.meriresearch.org" class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
Calibri" class="">www.meriresearch.org</span></a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri;" class="">.  </span><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt;" class="">The ideal candidate will possess a personal
interest in environmental research and a commitment to the mission of the
organization.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Job Description<o:p class=""></o:p></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">The primary
focus of this internship is a laboratory-based investigation of the bioaccumulation
of microplastics in the tissues of blue mussels (<i class="">Mytilus edulis</i>). The successful candidate must be a </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"" class="">highly meticulous and detail-oriented
person with prior lab experience. This project is part of a high-profile,
multi-institute collaborative study. </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">The
intern will also assist the MERI Research Department with its coastal
monitoring program that includes tracking bacteria at local swimming beaches,
identification of harmful algal blooms, and monitoring ocean warming and
acidification. On occasion, the intern may assist the team in the response to marine
mammal strandings in the region.  <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Specific Duties <o:p class=""></o:p></span></b></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Perform laboratory assays following
established standard operating procedures and protocols including mussel tissue
digestion and the occasional processing and archiving of marine mammal tissues <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Perform extensive microplastic counts under a
compound microscope <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Manage and analyze large multi-variable data
sets and produce reliable summary statistics<o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Safely handle and properly dispose of
laboratory chemicals<o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Collect water and tissue samples from shore
and the MERI research vessel at sites in the greater Blue Hill Bay <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Safely operate and maintain all field and lab
equipment including a multiparameter YSI EXO2 Datasonde <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Assist with data entry, and updating of
laboratory records, logs, and inventories <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Prepare summaries, reports, fact sheets, and
assist with research presentations <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Conduct literature searches, develop
background information, and communicate and promote MERI’s research and mission
to the public <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Give a presentation to MERI staff on your
research at the end of your internship <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Assist with marine mammal stranding response
and other projects as needed <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;
mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol" class="">·<span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">       </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Assist with MERI events including the
environmental lecture series and other duties relating to the organization's
goals and mission as required <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Reports to</span></b><span style="font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:
major-latin" class="">: Marine Research Coordinator <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Qualifications <o:p class=""></o:p></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Applicants
should possess a BA or BS degree in marine biology, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology,
coastal ecology, environmental conservation, or a related major. Basic
knowledge of statistics, database management, and standard laboratory safety
and operating procedures is required. Applicants must also be able to work
outside in a variety of environmental conditions, be willing to get dirty,
muddy, and wet, be hands-on with a variety of organisms, and be comfortable
working on a marine research vessel. The ability to think critically and work
independently are a must.<o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt;" class="">Knowledge of
computer software including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required.
Proficiency in photography/film, graphics, ArcGIS, and statistics (SPSS)
software is desirable. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and good
driving record, and be available to work occasional nights and weekends as
needed. Only US citizens or lawful permanent residents should apply. Position
requires some physical activity and applicant should be able to lift up to 40 lbs.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Time Requirements: <o:p class=""></o:p></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">June -
November (Flexible start) Full-time (40 hours/week); additional hours to be
agreed upon by employee and Director. <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Compensation:</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Stipend and
shared housing in Blue Hill, Maine. Housing is within walking distance to the Institute.
Interns are responsible for all travel expenses and food. <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Apply:</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">
<o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">If you are
interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter
outlining your experience, career objectives, and why you are interested in an
internship at MERI along with your resume/CV and three references to: <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Madelyn
Woods, Marine Research Coordinator, at </span><a href="mailto:mwoods@meriresearch.org" class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">mwoods@meriresearch.org</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">. Indicate “Marine Research Internship II,
NAME” in the subject line of your email. <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Marine &
Environmental Research Institute (MERI) <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">PO Box 1652,
55 Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614 <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">Website: </span><a href="http://www.meriresearch.org" class=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">www.meriresearch.org</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;
mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> <o:p class=""></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class=""> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin" class="">MERI is an
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