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2009 - 2013

September 2013

Former UTMSI student, Marilyn Fogel, named 2013 Treibs Medalist.  more info

"Texas may be feeding its Red Drum fish more than they need." more info

August 2013

We are currently looking for a few Undergraduate Assistants (UGA's) who are interested in sharing their knowledge of classes and related field activities in marine science. more info

Ben Walther's tarpon research is featured in the Houston Chronicle. more info

July 2013

MSI is now accepting applications for the 2014 Spring Semester by the Sea program for undergraduates.  more info

Robert Dickey to take the helm at UTMSI! more info

June 2013

MSI's Ken Dunton and Jim McClelland taught a one-week marine biology camp at Kaktovik, Alaska.  more info

Birding 101 for Kids (Children 7-16 years discover the joy of birding). more info

May 2013

Summer Undergraduate Program for upper division undergraduate students - June 4th - August 19th. more info

Come celebrate World Oceans Day with us on June 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. more info

Early Explore Labs (3-5) and Estuary Explorer Labs (ages 6 and up) are back this summer! more info

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A Prestigious Award! Dr. Ken Dunton has been selected to receive the 2012 Alaska Regional Director’s Excellence Award for Outstanding Partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. more info

April 2013

UTMSI hosted the Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting on April 25-26, 2013.  The winners of the Oral Presentations were: 1st place, Judd Curtis: TAMU-CC-Harte Research Institute; 2nd place, Kimberly Bittler, UTMSI, 3rd place, Brittany Bloomberg: TAMU-CC-Harte Research Institute. The winners of the Poster Presentations were: 1st place, Xinxin Li: Texas A&M University; 2nd place, Allan Jones, Dept. of Geological Sciences, UT-Austin; 3rd place, Aubrey Lashaway, UTMSI.  Congratulations to all of you.


Andrew Esbaugh was recently awarded a $5,000 grant at the prestigious Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Awards Dinner.

Kelly Darnell, Ken Dunton's doctoral student, has been awarded a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award. more info

Ed Buskey and former student, Brad Gemmell, use 3-D high-speed digital holography for new discoveries about copepods. more info

Check out Ken Dunton's video featured in the CNS Texas Science Newsletter. more info

March 2013

Join the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve for trash clean-up at Egery Flats on March 23, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. more info

February 2013

MSI will host its annual Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting on April 25-26, 2013.  more info

Join us on February 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for a free public lecture on "How to identify and protect yourself from sever thunderstorms and tornadoes" by John Metz, National Watehr Service. more info

Whooping Crane Festival starts February 21, 2013.  more info

Free Public Lecture, February 21 at 7:00 pm - Dr. Robin Doughty, UT-Austin, "Saving the Albatross: International efforts to manage these endangered seabirds" more info

Former graduate, Chris Wilson's work on seagrasses and fish was one of the featured stories of the week in Science! more info

January 2013

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joan Holt (Interim Director) was awarded the Texas Aquaculture Association's Lifetime Achievement award. more info

Senator Glenn Hegar and State Representative Todd Hunter visit UTMSI. more info

Our free Public Lecture Series returns. Come listen to our scientist speak about their work. more info

Research by graduate student Megan Nims is featured in Tide Magazine. more info

UTMSI will be hosting a webcast under the Hot Science - Cool Talks program at UT by MIT professor Dr. Kerry Emanuel on Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm.  more info

December 2012

See where UTMSI scientist's have traveled to present or conduct research in 2012.  more info

Research on Southern Flounder conducted by Dr. Lee Fuiman, Jeff Kaiser, and Cynthia Faulk will be presented at the Texas Aquaculture Association's 43rd Annual Conference and Trade Show on January 23-25, 2013.  more info

Drs. Ken Dunton and Jim McClelland's research "Camp ANWR: Teaching Marine Science at the Top of the World" is featured on the CNS Texas Science News website  more info

November 2012

Dr. Andrew Esbaugh's research on the toxicity of Deepwater Horizon oil to Gulf fishes is featured in Science News.  more info

UTMSI graduate student John Mohan won Best Student Oral Presentation at the Gulf Estuarine Research Society meeting in Dauphin Island, AL, Nov. 8-9, 2012. Congratulations John!

October 2012

Dr. Ben Walther's research featured on the CNS Texas Science News website more info

UTMSI graduate (1983), Dr. Nancy Rabalais receives a 2012 MacArthur Genius Award! The award, a stipend of $500,000 paid out in equal quantity installments over five years, is a "no-strings attached" award in support of people, not projects. more info

Ken Dunton has accepted an invitation to join a select group of arctic researchers in the atmospheric, terrestrial and marine disciplines for an international arctic workshop to identify key themes and activities where joint UK/US collaborations may greatly advance potential scientific and technical achievements.  He is the biological oceanographer representing the U.S. and will travel to the University of Cambridge, England October 8-13, 2012.

September 2012

Wayne Gardner received a National Science Foundation grant for collaborative research on anthropogenic nutrient input drives genetic, functional and taxonomic biodiversity in hypereutrophic Lake Taihu, China.

Interim Director, Joan Holt, was an invited guest last week to testify before the Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Senator Glenn Hegar, who will represent Port Aransas beginning January 2013 serves on that committee. "Due to overfishing, aquaculture is the future of seafood production", said Dr. Holt.

Lee Fuiman is presenting invited seminars at Brown University and the University of South Florida, and he is an invited panel member at the inaugural Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium in St. Petersburg, Florida.  more info

MSI is offering a new Semester by the Sea program in spring 2013 for undergraduates. If interested, complete the pre-application | more info

August 2012

MSI donates big fish to Sea World - San Antonio and the Texas State Aquarium. more info

Peter Thomas will be attending the 7th International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sept. 3-6. He is an invited plenary speaker and session chair as well as presenting his research in a satellite symposium. In addition, he has been invited to give a seminar at The Experimental Medicine and Biology Institute of Buenos Aires.

MSI Graduate Student, John Mohan, receives an Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (EPA STAR) Fellowship.  more info

June/July 2012

MSI unveiled a new sculpture to celebrate the Texas gulf marine environment. more info

MSI's Fisheries and Marciulture Lab is featured by the American Fisheries Society this month. more info

Help conduct blue crab research for the Mission Aransas NERR, become a citizen scientist. more info

MSI's Rene Lopez, with Josh Garcia, won the coveted Bay/Surf Grand Champion award at the 77th Deep Sea Roundup. Josh won the same award in 2010. Congratulations!

Come learn more about freshwater inflow research at workshops on September 7th in Seguin, Texas and September 10th in Rockport, Texas. more info

MSI's Fisheries and Marciulture Lab is featured by the American Fisheries Society this month. more info

Early Explorer Labs at the Wetland Education Center for families with preschoolers. more info

Summer 2012 Programs at the Bay Education Center in Rockport, Texas. more info

May 2012

Area environmentalists and conservationists gather at MSI for a meeting about freshwater inflow hosted by our National Estuarine Research Reserve on May 30, 2012.  more info

Liz DeHart, Librarian, wins 2012 Amigos Fellowship & Opportunity Award for digitizing and promoting greater access to the Contributions in Marine Science. more info

MSI is offering a new Semester by the Sea program in spring 2013 for undergraduates.  If interested, complete the pre-application | more info

April 2012

Dr. Peter Thomas was invited to speak at a special session on Ocean Hypoxia and its impacts on Ecosystems and Economies on April 18 at the United Nations in New York, NY. more info

Three UTMSI graduate students win awards at the 2012 Annual Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting: Lisa Havel, 1st Place Best Oral Presentation, Jena Campbell, 3rd Place Best Oral Presentation, and

Joseph Stachelek, Best Poster Presentation; Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr. Deana Erdner, recipient of the 2012 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Award; less than 15 out of 370 faculty received this award!

Congratulations to Dr. Ken Dunton, recipient of the 2012 College of Natural Sciences Outreach Award; only 2 out of 370 faculty received this award!

Turtles rehabilitated at the ARK were released on April 1, 2012 - special thanks to the South Jetty for filming the turtle release! view the video

March 2012

UTMSI Graduate Student Claire Griffin receives a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship will support Claire for three years. more info

Holy Flying Copepods! A study conducted by Dr. Brad Gemmell (former student of Dr. Ed Buskey's), has been featured in several articles. more info

Dr. Joan Holt is in the news again for her work with reproduction and rearing reef fish. more info

Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting will be held at UTMSI April 11-12, 2012. more info

Two new $50,000 Endowments established for graduate student support! The Batterton Family Fund for Graduate Student Support given in Honor of Dr. Chase Van Baalen and Mrs. Rita O'Donnell and the Port Aransas Rod and Reel Club. more info

Our free Public Lecture Series returns. Come listen to our scientists speak about their work. more info

Dr. Jim McClelland received an $88,397 award from NASA in collaboration with Dr. Zong-Liang Yang with UT Geological Sciences.   Dr. Deana Erdner received five year funding of $558,864 from NOAA for Ciguatera Investigations in the Greater Caribbean Region. more info

January 2012

Dr. Jim McClelland received $289,925 from the National Science Foundation in a sub-award with Woods Hole Research Center.

December 2011

Graduate student, Jena Campbell, won Best Student Poster Presentation at the 6th Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S. held November 14-17, 2011 in Austin, Texas.

Faculty positions available in Fisheries Ecology, Fish Physiology, Microbial Ecology, and Nutrient Cycling. more info

November 2011

Travelscope will air an episode entitled "Port Aransas - Texas Fun on the Coast," on KEDT-TV, Ch. 16 at 4:00 pm on Sunday, Novemer 20, 2011. Don't miss it! MSI will be featured heavily in this episode.

Several MSI faculty awarded research funds. more info

Postdoctoral Fellowships available. more info

October 2011

We invite applications for multiple faculty positions in Marine Science. more info

Postdoctoral Fellowship available in zooplankton behavior and ecology. more info

Scientific team led by Ken Dunton will conduct part of their Arctic research aboard the Icebreaker USCGC HEALY in a $5.6 million grant awarded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement to study a critical Arctic environment. more info

September 2011

Joan Holt's research aims to protect coral reefs. more info

Jim McClelland joins UT Austin researchers in climate change research in Texas. more info

Jim McClelland receives funding to continue work on Arctic rivers. more info

August 2011

Tracy Villareal and team from 14 institutions to investigate ecosystem impacts of BP oil spill. more info

Ed Buskey to receive $7 million grant to study BP oil spill. more info

Skip Porter becomes Acting Director of MSI. more info

Chris Shank receives a UT Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. more info

MSI's Animal Rehabilitation Keep receives a NOAA Gulf Guardian Award. more info

July 2011

New Estuarine Research Center opens. more info

Join us on August 13, 2011 for Open House, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - FREE Admission. more info

June 2011

Mission-Aransas NERR hosts a workshop to help participants to communicate environmental issues to the public. more info

May 2011

Peter Thomas and Md. Saydur Rahman demonstrate effects of "dead zone" on fish reproduction. more info

MSI research by Ian McCarthy and Lee Fuiman is selected as "Editor's Choice" by Journal of Experimental Biology. more info

MSI Director/Chairman position available. more info

Dr. Zhanfei Liu named one of 30 recipients of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement award. more info

MSI hosts an Environmental Cooperative Science Center workshop on conceptual ecosystem models on May 16-17. more info

April 2011

Graduate students Rachel Mills and Kelly Darnell garnder top awards at Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Patrick L. Parker dies. more info

February 2011

MSI unveils a new logo to for our 70th anniversary.  more info

Register now for the Texas Bays and Estuaries meeting, to be held April 27-28. more info

Mission Aransas NERR hosts a performance evaluation public meeting on April 13th. more info

January 2011 

Apply now for our summer 2011 Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Application deadline is February 16th. more info

Mission-Aransas NERR hosts a Blue Crab and Texas Coastal Ecosystems Conference.  more info

Our free Public Lecture Series returns. Come hear our scientists speak about their work. more info

Novemer 2010

Georgia Neblett and Friends of the ARK are honored by the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation. more info

October 2010

Register for Maymester class in Yucatan, Mexico by November 1.  more info

September 2010

Ken Dunton and Jim McMcClelland receive $1 million grant for Arctic research.  more info

MSI team helps map subsurface plumes from Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  more info

August 2010

MSI hosts the Gulf Estuarine Research Federation meeting in November.  more info

Tracy Villareal convenes a session on environmental impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at the 2011 ASLO winter meeting.

July 2010

Oiled animal cleaning facility under construction at MSI.  more info

Tracy Villareal leads a research cruise to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  more info

June 2010

MSI scientist studies oil spill effects on oxygen levels in the Gulf of Mexico.  more info

May 2010

Wayne Gardner and Zhanfei Liu see Deepwater Horizon oil spill first-hand.  more info

Graduate student Jena Campbell is one of 10 to receive a 2010 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award.  more info

Tony Amos is one of 10 to receive a 2010 NOAA Environmental Hero Award.  more info

April 2010

The Rotary Club of Corpus Christi and the Harvey Weil Sportsman/Conservationist Award Trust honored Tony Amos as Professional Conservationist of the Year.  more info

Jim McClelland receives the College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. 

Tracy Villareal receives an Innovative Instructional Technology Award for developing Second Life technology for marine science education.  more info

Ed Buskey receives $596,000 EPA grant to examine nutrient dynamics in the Mission-Aransas Reserve.  more info

March 2010

Charlotte Heron wins the award for the best undergraduate oral presentation at the Benthic Ecology meeting.  more info

Register now for the Texas Bays and Estuaries meeting, to be held April 15-16.  more info

75 teachers attend informal Science Education Association meeting at MSI, March 3-5.  more info

February 2010

MSI's research on changes in Mustang Island bird populations is featured online.  more info

January 2010

MSI's Animal Rehabilitation Keep helps sea turtles survive recent cold snap. more info

Ken Dunton interviewed on Alaska radio program about his Arctic research. more info

Funding secured for Bay Education Center being built in Rockport.  more info

Science and the Sea now appears monthly in the Port Aransas South Jetty newspaper.  more info

2010 Pulic Lecture Series coming soon!  more info

December 2009

Watch our new building going up (updated weekly).  more info

Apply now for our summer 2009 Research Experience for Undergraduates program.  Application deadline is February 16th.  more info

Program Coodinator position open in Marine Education Services.  more info

Ken Dunton has been invited to address the Texas Desal Project stakeholder workshop, Dec. 3-4.  more info

November 2009

Peter Thomas leads $2 million project to investigate effects of dead zone on gulf fish populations.  more info 

October 2009

Lee Fuiman receives the Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Award for Public Awareness from the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation.  more info

Tenure-track faculty position open in Organismal Physiology.  more info

MSI research on trends in abundance of Mustang Island bird populations is featured online.  more info

Our Science and the Sea program is featured on the College of Natural Sciences website for the month of October.  more info

September 2009

MSI's Wetlands Education Center is featured on The Shape of Texas radio program.  more info

Tony Amos' 35 years of beach surveys and animal rehab are featured in the Austin American-Statesman.  more info

August 2009

MSI breaks ground on a major new building. more info

Graduate student Shinnosuke Nakayama received honorable mention for his research poster at the 33rd annual Larval Fish Conference.

July 2009

Get Involved in National Estuaries Day on September 26th!  more info

Lee Fuiman's research featured by the College of Natural Sciences.  more info

Mission-Aransas NERR presents ecosystem based management tools to Rockport officials.  more info

Mission-Aransas NERR and MSI to get new building.  more info

Scott Holt's career at MSI is honored by Texas House of Representatives.  more info

June 2009

Scott and Joan Holt are honored by the Port Aransas Boatmen Association. more info

Eagle Scouts donate hand-built dinghy to MSI for use in its Wetlands Education Center.  more info

MSI receives an additional $700,000 for construction of a new research building.  more info

June 10: Science and the Sea is featured on the National Science Foundation's Science360 website.

Linda Fuiman's Birding 101 classes are a hit with kids.  more info

May 2009

Pablo Munguia's research is featured by the College of Natural Sciences.  more info

MSI is a co-sponsor of the Texas Seagrass Conservation Plan, Review Workshop.  more info

Graduate student Chris Wilson wins best student presentation award at 2009 Texas Bays and Estuaries meeting.

Mission-Aransa NERR Anniversary Celebration has been postponed due to the swine flu.  We will keep you informed as new information arises and a new date is set.

April 2009

Mission-Aransas NERR hosts an Anniversary Celebration on May 6, 2009 (1 - 7 pm) that is free and open to the public.  more info

Tony Amos is featured in the April issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine.  more info

Mission-Aransas NERR hosts a Conceptual Model Development Workshop, April 21-23.  more info

MSI hosts the annual meeting of the Research Vessel Operators Committee, April 13-17.

Mission-Aransas NERR provides an Ecosystem Based Management Tool Utilization Workshop, April 13-17.  more info

Mission-Aransas NERR receives $1.8 million from NOAA for construction of a new resource center at MSI.

March 2009

Summer courses begin June 1.  Check out the courses and register now.  more info

Register for our annual Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting to be held April 28-30.  more info

February 2009

MSI researchers to assess the biological and chemical conditions in the Chukchi Sea before the area opens for offshore oil drilling.  more info

MSI offers guided tours of the Wetlands Education Center twice weekly.  more info

January 2009

Our free Public Lecture Series returns. Come hear our scientists speak about their work. more info

Apply now for our summer 2009 Research Experience for Undergraduates program.  Application deadline is February 16th. more info

Welcome to The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute! Here's a one-stop-shop to assist you with what you need to do within your first month on the job. You will need a upgraded UT EID to do this. Please see Johnny Reyes, Administrative Assistant, to confirm that you have or need assistance in acquiring a upgraded UT EID.

For a printable copy of this page, click here.

Your First Day

  1. Payroll Information — Complete My Paycheck Profile online (EID required). If you are unable to use the online Paycheck Profile, download the Payroll Employee Information Form and a Form W-4 from the Payroll Website and turn them in to Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, Room M207.
  2. ID Card – You can get your ID card by having one of the Administrative Staff take your picture. The picture is emailed to the Austin ID Center and your ID card will be mailed to Port Aransas.
  3. Acknowledge the Ethics Statement* — Read and acknowledge the Standards of Conduct and Political Activities online (EID required). If you are unable to use the online version, you may download the English or Spanish version [PDF] and return it to Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, Room M207.
  4. Selective Service Eligibility* — If you're a male between the ages of 18 and 25, complete the Selective Service Eligibility and Verification online. If you are unable to use the online version, you may download the form [PDF] and turn it in to your Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, M207.
  5. Conflicts of Interest Policy — Read both the policy and the statute of law concerning conflicts of interest within three business days.
  6. Employee Information — Complete your Employee Biographical Information and your Veteran Status Information. If you are unable to use the online version, you may download the Employee Biographical form [PDF] and the Veteran Status Information form [PDF] and turn it in to Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, M207

Your First Week

  1. Insurance Selections — After receiving insurance information and forms, you must make your insurance selections and return the completed forms to the Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, M207, within the first 31 calendar days of employment. Otherwise, your insurance plan will default to the basic coverage package for full-time employees only; dependents and part-time employees will forfeit insurance coverage altogether if the forms aren't submitted.
  2. Compliance Training — Begin your compliance training. The Sexual Harassment and Equal Employment Opportunity modules are mandated by the state, and the remaining modules are required by the university. For alternate methods of taking the training, contact Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, M207.
  3. Read the Employee Compliance Guide — Print and turn in the signed acknowledgment form to Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, M207.
  4. Supervisor Meeting — Talk with your supervisor about your job description, performance expectations, probationary period, and performance evaluation.
  5. E-mail Account — Sign up for your free employee e-mail account. You must have an active appointment and a completed My Paycheck Profile to activate your e-mail account. We prefer that you use your first and last name or first initial and last name such as "john.doe" or "j.doe".
  6. Keys — Please work with your supervisor to complete the Key Request form found in your employment packet.  
  7. Prior State Service — Read about prior state service transfer and print Request for Transfer of Prior State Service and Leave Balances [PDF], return the form to Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, M207. 
  8. Timesheets — Go to your electronic timesheets and choose the appropriate reporting group in the timesheet system, if necessary. Ask your Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, M207, if you're unsure which group to choose.
  9. Nonresident Aliens — Please be sure you have completed your GLACIER record. You should have received your login instructions via the UT Secure Message System within two weeks of beginning employment. Return the forms generated from GLACIER and required immigration documents to Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, M207.
  10. MSI Intranet Access – To request access to the MSI Intranet, go to http://intranet_utmsi_utexas.edu/intranet_register/. Complete all fields and select a password.  In the future, if you would like to change your Intranet password, contact the MSI IT department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your First Month

  1. Insurance Forms — If you're benefits-eligible, return your completed insurance and retirement forms to the Patty Webb, HR Coordinator, M207. If you don't return the forms within the first 31 calendar days of your employment, you'll default into the basic coverage package (full-time employees), or you'll forfeit your insurance coverage altogether (part-time employees).
  2. Compliance Training — Make sure you've completed your required compliance training within 30 days.

MSI Policy:  If course work is during the employee’s normal workday, all requests must be submitted in writing to your immediate supervisor for approval and then submitted to the Director for final approval.

For MSI employees to apply, you must complete both the MSI Staff Educational Benefit Application and the Staff Educational Benefit Application for employees who work at locations outside of the Austin area.

The Staff Educational Benefit (SEB) has been expanded to enable eligible staff members who work at locations outside of the Austin area to participate. Eligible staff members who have been admitted to their local area accredited college or university will be able to register and be reimbursed for coursework covered by the benefit. Online courses are not covered by the SEB. The student will pay any applicable fees.

The educational benefit program is available to all full-time (40-hour per week) benefits-eligible staff, who have worked for at least 12 continuous months. The benefit is not available to faculty or to students employed in positions that require student status as a condition of employment. To determine eligibility please visit http://www.utexas.edu/hr/current/career/seb.html#elibility for further details. Consistent with the current policy, a staff member must obtain permission from his/her supervisor regarding the work schedule.

The Staff Educational Benefit covers:

  • One or two courses (not to exceed 3 course hours totals) per semester of completed undergraduate or graduate course work during the fall and spring semester.
  • The cost of tuition and fees not to exceed $750 per semester. Reimbursement is funded through university centralized funds.
  • The benefit is subject to IRS regulations and there are tax consequences for graduate courses. Please note that dissertation courses and continuing education courses are not eligible for the benefit.
  • Within 60-days after completion of the course work, eligible employees who work at locations outside of the Austin area, may apply for reimbursement for the benefit by completing and submitting the Staff Educational Benefit Application for employees who work at locations outside of the Austin area. Do not submit the electronic form. Submit to: Students Accounts Receivable, Attn: Staff Educational Benefit, P.O. Box 7398, Austin, Texas 78713.

For more information, please visit the The University of Texas at Austin, Human Resource Services Staff Educational Benefit  website:  http://www.utexas.edu/hr/staff/edben.html or contact Human Resource Service Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  toll free at 1-800-687-4178.

The Marine Science Institute is an exciting place to work.  Established in 1941, we are experiencing exciting growth in our nationally and internationally recognized research programs. We are the largest employer in Port Aransas, and as part of The University of Texas at Austin, employment opportunities offer excellent benefits and competitive salaries.  For more information on positions available, please click on MSI Employment Opportunities.

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