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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Marine Environmental Toxicology, University of Mississippi (Mississippi, USA): The University of Mississippi is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of Environmental Toxicology for a position that is available 1 March 2020. The ideal candidate would have experience in invertebrate larval rearing and conducting toxicity assays, and an interest in marine conservation and resource management. The successful candidate will join a Mississippi-Based RESTORE Center of Excellence funded research program assessing the effects of environmental stressors on oyster development and survival. The goal is to integrate field, laboratory, and policy research on the impacts of low salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen and harmful algal blooms on early life stages of oysters to inform sustainable oyster reef restoration efforts in Mississippi coastal waters. The candidate will perform laboratory exposures and bioassays, and deploy field experiments. Research will be coordinated with the MBRACE Core Research Program, which will conduct in situ water quality monitoring, and the Sea Grant Law Program. There will be opportunities for outreach through partnerships with educational and conservation groups, as well as for developing a broader understanding of marine policy issues.   For complete job description, experience/requirements, and how to apply, click here: (posted 1/17/2020)

Billion Oyster Project Staff Scientist (New York, USA): The Billion Oyster Project Staff Scientist is responsible for managing monitoring and research initiatives that are funded by a variety of private, city, state, and federally-funded partnerships. The work for these projects varies and includes contributing to or leading on contract and budget development, pre-installation surveys, permitting, project implementation and delivery, data collection, analysis, and reporting, and strategic planning for long-term restoration initiatives. The Staff Scientist will manage one or more multi-year projects with budgets of approximately $1-3 million. The Scientist will be responsible for the development of research project plans and the day-to-day management of project activities and deliverables, including field scheduling, implementation, fieldwork, and funder and regulatory reporting. The Scientist will report to the Director of Restoration. This is both a fieldwork and writing-intensive position and requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and time-management skills.  Must apply by February 3rd - for complete job description and to apply:  (posted 1/16/2020)
Graduate Research Student Assistant (Florida, USA): The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute campus at Florida Atlantic University located in Fort Pierce, Florida has a Masters graduate research student assistantship available in clam aquaculture.  Summary of Responsibilities Include: The successful applicant will be involved in a two-year funded project that examines biotic and abiotic factors affecting hard clam production; the focus will be on monitoring water quality, bacterial loads; responsible for monitoring seed health in Florida hatchery/nursery operations.  Minimum Qualification:  Bachelors’ degree from an accredited institution in Aquaculture, Biology, or related field required.  Must be a degree seeking graduate student enrolled in any of the three Biology MS Program tracks (Biology, Marine Science, Environmental Science) at FAU.  Per degree application requirements:

GPA greater than 3.0, A transcript, GRE score minimum of 151 (verbal) and 151 (quantitative) and two (2) letters of recommendation required.   Must be organized, detailed oriented, have a strong work ethic, good communication skills; and have the ability to work as part of a team.   Must be able to work in less than ideal environments including outdoors in extreme heat and humidity.  Research experience in aquaculture or culture of marine organisms preferred.   Experience with water quality instrumentation and microscopy preferred.  For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ08033) (posted 12/19/19).

Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Program Participant (Virginia, USA):    The Virginia Institute of Marine Science Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center invites qualified applicants to apply for the temporary position as an Oyster Aquaculture Training Program Participant. The successful candidate(s) must be physically able to start work April 1, 2020 and work through August 31, 2020, 40 hours a week. The center’s (ABC) mission is to develop superior shellfish brood stocks and support breeding programs using traditional and cytogenetic approaches. ABC has four main components of operation: hatchery, field and nursery, Kauffman Aquaculture Center (KAC), and laboratory. POSITION SUMMARY: Oyster Aquaculture Training Program participants will assist in all oyster aquaculture operations of ABC. Specific rotations will be in the oyster hatcheries, (both Gloucester Point and Kauffman Center in Topping, VA, 40 minutes from Gloucester Point) the field grow-out (6 field sites including one in Maryland) and the flow cytometry laboratory. Participants will have the opportunity and are encouraged to work externships with other hatcheries/commercial farms. Duties will also include: · Broodstock maintenance, algal culture, oyster spawning, larval rearing, setting, field grow out. · Perform field and laboratory work and maintain equipment. William & Mary and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Applications are only accepted online at W&M and more detailed information regarding the position can be found at Title: Oyster Aquaculture Program Participant Position Number: T0253V Applications are due by midnight February 2, 2020. (posted 12/19/19)

Open Rank Faculty Tenure Track for Marine Biology/CEED Aquaculture Extension Specialist (Rhode Island, USA) - The Department of Biology, Marine Biology and Environmental Science (BMBES) and the Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) seek applications for an open-rank tenure-track position starting in Fall 2020.  We are looking for a dynamic educator to participate in ongoing strategic planning and to bring innovative approaches and subjects to our programs. The successful candidate will hold the position of BMBES Marine Biology Faculty and CEED Aquaculture Extension Specialist. Position responsibilities are divided into 50% teaching and 50% research and extension.  To apply: (posted 11/19/19)

Fish and Wildlife Biologist (Washington, USA):  The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one (1) full-time, permanent F&W Biologist 3 within the Fish Program. This position is located in Port Townsend, WA.  The primary duty of this position is the management of public intertidal shellfish resources in Puget Sound (Regions 4 and 6) to provide recreational harvest opportunities to the citizens of the State of Washington and to meet the agency's co-management obligations. This position is responsible for overseeing and directing a team of biologists and technicians to assess the status of intertidal clam and oyster stocks on public beaches; to establish annual bivalve harvest quotas; to monitor and account for the recreational harvest of intertidal bivalves; to participate in harvest management planning processes with the treaty tribes; and to develop and implement seasons designed to target the state's share of shellfish resources in order to maximize recreational opportunity and economic benefit. This position also develops data management systems and analyzes data to inform harvest management decisions.   For the complete job posting, including the list of required qualifications and how to apply, visit: (posted 10/7/19)