The Ecotoxicology Program examines the origin and fate of toxic substances in the marine environment. Interns in this program would be involved in red tide and pesticide effects research projects. The red tide study involves accumulation of brevetoxins in clams and whelks and the persistence of neurotoxic shellfish poisoning in these organisms. The pesticide study includes toxicity tests with coral and lobster larvae as well as field monitoring pesticide applications. The intern would have the opportunity to be involved with red tide monitoring cruises, shellfish maintenance and would learn techniques of aquatic toxicology in areas of natural biotoxins as well as pesticides. College interns with good laboratory skills and chemistry background preferred, as their duties include sample preparation and extraction, instrument analysis and data entry and management.
Hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with possible long hours on occasion.