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Shellfish Hatchery Technician Graduate, 3 openings (Scotland, United Kingdom): Orkney Shellfish Hatchery is a commercial shellfish hatchery specialising in the hatchery production of Native Flat Oysters and Clawed Lobster. They are looking for 3 qualified aquaculture/marine science graduates or early career aquaculturalists (<4 years since graduating) to join our talented world-class team. These positions are hands-on roles, who will work closely with our current highly skilled technical staff to assist with all aspects of larvae rearing of both species, including broodstock husbandry, spawning, larval culture, feeding, cleaning, shipping, restocking, and quality control. These positions will assist with: Maintaining broodstock lobster and oyster populations, including feeding and cleaning; Hatchery production of larval oysters and lobsters; Live feeds production including Artemia; Production and maintenance of micro-algae including bag systems and photobioreactors; Preparation of medias and microbiological plates; Water quality; Screening and counting seed; Operating recirculating aquaculture systems; There is an expectation that the successful candidates will be willing to involve themselves with varied tasks as part of a close-knit team and help build a happy and successful workplace. To perform the job successfully: A keen interest in aquaculture, especially in hatchery operations; Be hard-working and independent; Have an ability to work flexible hours on a rotating hatchery roster; A qualification in the field of Aquaculture, marine science or fisheries, or related field, having graduated within the past 4 years; Be a team player; Be an effective communicator at multiple levels; Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; Driving license. Closing date November 30, 2021.  To apply for the position, please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected], (posted 10/21/21)

Wildlife Biologist II (South Carolina, USA): This employee will perform various shellfish management responsibilities according to SC Marine Fisheries Laws within SCDNR's Shellfish Management Section.  Job Duties Include:  Scheduling and monitoring shellfish husbandry on culture permits; Preparing annual planting notices and calendars to notify shellfish culture permit holders of their legally required planting quotas; Maintaining husbandry activity records and insuring proper recording of such; Providing technical advice on husbandry practices to permit holders; Preparing annual pre-revocation and revocation packages for delinquent planting by culture permit holders for Shellfish Permit Committee review.  (As well as scheduling revocation hearings); Inspecting State Shellfish Grounds and making recommendations concerning opening and closing State Shellfish Grounds for commercial and recreational harvesting; Making recommendations for cultch planting and other husbandry on State Shellfish Grounds and Public Shellfish Grounds, in coordination with the shell planting section; Documenting/updating data annually and incorporating it into graphs to show trends; Working with statistics and other section personnel to show capability of evaluating harvest pressure on state grounds; Receiving and processing applications for culture permits; Preparing informational packets for review by the Shellfish Permit Committee; Maintaining records of permit holder performance and conducting performance reviews when permit is due for renewal; Providing information and advice to the shellfish industry; Making recommendations to supervisor concerning management of shellfish grounds and shellfish industry; Training, supervising and planning work schedules for subordinate employees; Acting as direct liaison with SCDHEC and Shellfish Sanitation Program; Assisting in the development of shellfish management strategy.    Minimum and Additional Requirements: A master's degree in biology, chemistry or related technical area field; or a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, wildlife management or related technical area and two (2) years of experience relevant to the job.  Preferred Qualifications: In-depth knowledge of the ecology of South Carolina molluscan marine species, specifically oysters and clams.  Working knowledge of ecosystem based management within coastal ecosystems, specifically estuarine environments.  Good mathematical, writing and communication skills.  Strong organizational skills, work ethic and motivation.  Ability to communicate scientific information, fisheries laws and regulations and management decisions to commercial industry members, advisory committees and general public.  Fluency in Microsoft Office and ArcGIS a plus.  Experience navigating small vessels in tidal estuarine environment.  Closing date November 3, 2021.  For entire job description and how to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/3280229/wildlife-biologist-ii (posted 10/21/21).

Assistant/Associate Professor, Biology (Fisheries and Mariculture) (Texas, USA): The Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology (Fisheries & Mariculture) and Program Coordinator for the Fisheries and Mariculture program (FAMA) to begin spring 2022. Rank will be determined upon qualifications. We seek a motivated and talented person who can work in Mariculture-related sciences, and applicants whose expertise is complementary to that of existing faculty and who can fill known gaps in the department are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students in the FAMA MS program and Marine Biology PhD program, and teach courses consistent with their individual expertise.  Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Fisheries Science, Biology or related field specializing in Mariculture; A strong publication record in leading journals.  Preferred Qualifications: Individuals with active, externally-funded research programs and collaborations, who can take
advantage of potential faculty collaborators and our research laboratories and equipment, including the Texas A&M AgriLife Mariculture Research Facility, High Performance Computer Center, Isotope Core Lab, microscopy and other analytical facilities; Applicants whose research focus is complementary to existing faculty in the department are especially encouraged to apply.  A completed application must include: Cover letter, Statement of research interests, Teaching statement that details a) preferred teaching interest and teaching philosophy, and b) strategies to guide/grow the FAMA program. Curriculum vitae, Four professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses including a current or previous supervisor.  The position will remain open until a finalist is selected. Review of applications will begin in November 2021. For more information, please contact: Dr. Christopher Hollenbeck ([email protected]).  For complete job description and to apply: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMUCC_External/job/Corpus-Christi-TAMUCC/Assistant-Associate-Professor--Biology--Fisheries-and-Mariculture-_R-042373 (posted 10/21/21)

Director, Cooperative Oxford Laboratory (Maryland, USA): This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) with one vacancy in Oxford, MD.  The incumbent’s duties will include overseeing coastal and estuarine research, serving as the COL director, and serving as the Branch Chief that performs the full range of supervisory and administrative functions for the laboratory. The position also serves as part of the Marine Spatial Ecology Division and NCCOS management teams.  As a Supervisory Environmental Scientist/Supervisory Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties: Plan, conduct, and lead other scientists in large research and development and other specialized scientific studies that provide significant data and methods to address major challenges in the nation’s estuaries and along the coasts for the Marine Spatial Ecology (MSE) division and the Cooperative Oxford Lab (COL). Represent the National Centers for Ocean Science (NCCOS) in local and regional scientific partnerships;Serve as COL director. Provide leadership and support for the implementation of Lab-based programmatic activities. Work effectively with NOAA, Federal, State and University partners who conduct activities at the Lab. Establish and manage partnerships with local and regional organizations in support of NCCOS’ mission. Act as designated responsible official for the facility. Liaise with NCCOS Business Management Division to ensure that facility services efficiently and effectively support the Lab’s science portfolio and provide leadership in prioritizing facility and science equipment needs and investments;Perform full range of supervisory functions for the branch, to include developing human resources actions; developing employee performance plans and evaluating performance of subordinates (including both awards and disciplinary actions); fostering employee development and training; managing and approving staff time and budget in accordance with time and attendance, travel, environmental compliance, and other administrative policies; hearing and resolving group grievances or serious employee complaints.  Closing date: 10/29/21. For the entire job description, requirements, and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/617387300  (posted 10/20/21)


Oyster Farm Technician (Florida, USA): Treasure Coast Shellfish LLC is currently in the process of expanding & installing floating gear.  TCS is looking for curious, energetic, & self-motivated individuals who want to learn about the oyster aquaculture industry - in particular, the farming process. The company is dedicated to sustainable shellfish farming, utilizing the most innovative growing techniques. Both full-time and part-time/seasonal opportunities are available. Those candidates selected will learn all aspects of working on an oyster farm & in our processing facility. Preferred Experience:  Prior aquaculture experience; A sincere interest in aquaculture/shellfish culture.   Experience but not Required:  Education: Bachelor’s; CPR Certified; Boat handling experience; Scuba Certified; Knowledgeable about Florida's Indian River Lagoon ecosystem; Shellfish experience & knowledge.  Job Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old; Must be organized, punctual, & on time for work; Must have a valid driver’s license & reliable transportation to work sites in Indian River, St. Lucie, & Martin counties; Must be capable of understanding & following instructions from the supervisor; Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions - wet, cold, hot, dry, & rough water, at various times of the day, including early morning hours, evenings, & weekends when necessary; Must be able to swim; Must be physically able to lift, push, & pull up to 60 pounds; Must wear proper safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary and comply with all health & safety guidelines;  Must be able to speak & understand English;  Must work well with other crew members, & independently;  Must maintain work area(s) & be respectful of neighboring communities & businesses; Must have their own supply of dive mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, dive booties, rain gear etc. Starting pay is commensurate with experience.  A review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. Submit a cover letter, resumé & list of at least 3 references to Nicolette Mariano via email to [email protected] Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please email Nicolette with any questions (posted 10/18/21).

Wildlife Biologist II (Horseshoe Crab Research, South Carolina, USA): This employee will implement and report on a suite of federal grant-funded projects focused on horseshoe crabs, bringing to the position a thorough understanding of the ecology and life history of this species.  The employee will also be expected to assist in the continued implementation of long-term, fisheries-independent, monitoring programs focused on recreationally- and commercially-important crustacean species, primarily blue crabs and penaeid shrimp, that utilize a diversity of field-sampling techniques, including trawling and pot-based sampling.  The employee will be expected to conduct fieldwork under challenging conditions, working around irregular schedules driven by the tides, and including occasional night-time work as part of horseshoe crab field surveys.  The employee will have experience implementing, analyzing, and disseminating results from current scientific research projects and be expected to contribute to the development of new project ideas and their subsequent implementation.  The employee will also have the capacity and proficiency to disseminate research results in a variety of formats (e.g., talks, publications, etc.). A master's degree in biology, chemistry or related technical area field; or a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, wildlife management or related technical area and two (2) years of experience relevant to the job.An in-depth knowledge of the ecology of horseshoe crabs.  Familiarity with field sampling approaches relevant to recreationally- and commercially-important crustaceans.  Strong communication and organizational skills.  An ability to effectively trailer and operate small research vessels in support of field sampling.  Proficiency in the effective dissemination of research findings. Closing date: October 27, 2021.  For more details and how to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/3261265/wildlife-biologist-ii  (posted 10/7/21)

Supervisory Research Biology (USDA ARS Pacific Shellfish, Oregon, USA): The USDA ARS Pacific Shellfish Research Project in Newport, Oregon is seeking a Supervisory Research Biologist (Research Leader). The mission of the program is to develop genetically improved shellfish stocks, promote enhanced disease resiliency, modernize production technologies, and transfer technologies and improved stocks to shellfish farmers. Responsibilities of the Research Leader include leading and performing research on shellfish production in the Pacific West. Enhance and extend management practices for shellfish aquaculture that reduce juvenile mortality and optimize estuarine habitat function. Advance and implement genome-enabled improvement technologies for the Pacific oyster. Establish working relationships, communication channels, cooperative research, and research priority setting with state agricultural experiment stations, universities and industry, and national and international organizations. Lead and coordinate stakeholder relations to promote problem-solving research for the shellfish industry. Supervise program scientists and manage human, fiscal, and physical resources. Provide internal and external technical information and consultation and ensure proper interpretation and reporting of scientific research results and information. For more information on the research program, please visit https://www.ars.usda.gov/research/programs-projects/project/?accnNo=433817&fy=2020. For details and directions on how to apply and for qualification requirements, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616098700. This vacancy is open until November 2, 2021 and may be extended. U.S. citizenship is required for this permanent position. (posted 10/6/21)

Master's Graduate Student Opportunity: The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is currently welcoming applications for an interdisciplinary Professional M.A. in Marine Science, designed to produce graduates with the advanced knowledge, skills, and experience needed to translate, integrate, and apply marine science to issues of pressing societal concern. This program combines a rigorous academic curriculum in marine science with professional development opportunities including an experiential internship and capstone project tailored to the individual interests of the student. Students will join the globally recognized Virginia Institute of Marine Science and William & Mary communities, and engage with top aquaculture specialists on a path to providing critical marine science research, education, and advisory services. Closing date, December 30th, 2021. For more information and to apply: https://www.vims.edu/education/graduate/admissions/degree_options/m.a._degree/index.php (posted 9/29/21)

Conch Farm and Nursery Operator (St. Vincent and the Grenadines): this position would help establish a sustainable aquaculture operation in SVG dedicated to the study, hatching, and rearing of Queen Conch (Aliger gigas). Kalinago Fresh has been involved in purchasing, processing, and exporting seafood products, primarily conch and lobster, from SVG and the surrounding island nations for close to a decade now. The partnership group is comprised of marine biologists, business people, archaeologists, exporters, and members of the traditional fisher people across the archipelago. Although the conch is most often viewed as both a source of food and income, it is critical to remember that this species holds an immense cultural value for people all across the Caribbean as it has been an integral part of their society dating back to the times of the indigenous Caribs and Kalinago groups.The purpose of our project is two-fold: to first create a commercially viable conch farm, and secondly to aid in the repopulation of native habitats across SVG to support both the ecological and
cultural value of the conch. To accomplish these goals, we are looking for an individual to immediately join our team and help build this project from the ground up.  The ideal candidate will be able to take the lead on this project and focus on the following tasks: Site selection and design for both the hatchery and nursery operation on mainland St. Vincent and the grow out farm somewhere in the Grenadines; Supervise construction and operation of aforementioned installations including ordering materials and working with the group on shipments of materials; Interface regularly with government officials for compliance and regulatory issues; Interaction with local fishing groups and NGOs on joint venture projects across SVG; Train local employees to work in established facilities.  We are seeking an individual with experience in international aquaculture farming, preferably with crustaceans, shellfish or similar species. An advanced degree (M.S.) with a minimum of 10 -years’ experience is preferred, but applicants with a B.S. in marine biology or aquaculture and experience in a hatchery setting may also suffice. The position will require a great deal of field work both on land and in the sea, therefore our ideal candidate should be prepared for the physical nature of this job. SCUBA certification and experience in the field, which can often be in harsh environments, is required. Intimate familiarity in setting up and operating hatchery facilities is required. The applicant should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PPT) and GIS software as well. A working proficiency in English is a must.Our optimal candidate would be interested to work with this project on a long-term basis, which could be up to 5 years. The position would be based in SVG and require regular travel throughout the country and region for training purposes. Compensation would be a monthly salary along with stipend for living expenses and could include equity in the project.  For any interested candidates please send us an email with a one page introduction letter describing your interest in the job and unique qualifications that would make you a good fit. Additionally we would like to see a CV with at least 2 recent work references. Please send all correspondence to: [email protected] (posted 9/15/21)

R&D Manager for Commercial Shellfish Hatchery (Virginia, USA): Oyster Seed Holdings, Inc. is an independent supplier of high-quality shellfish seed located in Mathews County, Virginia. OSH has a track record of innovation and has developed a portfolio of research projects, some internal and some collaborative with academic institutions. This suite of research has now reached a critical size to enable OSH to take on a manager of projects.  This is not your typical hatchery technician job.  We envision a Masters level team member who has training in key areas of marine science. Equivalent research experience obtained as an undergraduate will also be considered. Shellfish hatchery experience specifically would be preferable, however, the portfolio of projects varies from water chemistry to hatchery technology to improved mechanical systems. The important asset for the R&D Manager will be curiosity, initiative, and dedication. Direction and guidance for the R&D Manager will be provided by the owner and the PhD associated R&D Coordinator.  In addition to managing the execution of the science, we expect the incumbent to participate in the commercial operations of the hatchery and be part of the team. This includes in-house problem solving as issues arise.  This position is funded primarily through the grants process, and as such, is subject to grant funding. However, grant funding for the near future (several years) is assured and OSH new emphasis on ‘tech-forward’ R&D, consulting, and ability to obtain funds internally provides some assurance of job security. We would expect the R&D Manager to participate in the process of building R&D capacity for OSH.  Entering salary range: $42,000, or as experience merits.  Start date: ASAP. Send inquiries to [email protected].  Apply by sending PDFs of the following to the same address: Cover letter expressing interest in the position; Resume/CV; Names of 2-3 references (posted 8/12/21).

Clam Hatchery Technician (Virginia, USA): Cherrystone Aqua Farms, a large cultured shellfish producer located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, is seeking highly motivated individuals with strong work ethic and willingness to learn in a fast paced, dynamic environment to fill positions in our commercial hatchery located in Willis Wharf, VA. Hatchery Technicians report directly to the hatchery’s manager and work both independently and as part of a team in all aspects of larval husbandry. Duties may include, but are not limited to: daily maintenance and care of larval, indoor and outdoor nursery systems, daily culling, feeding, cleaning and microscopic inspection of shellfish at various stages, collecting water on appropriate tidal cycle cleaning of tanks and all associated equipment, operation of pumps for the transfer of water and food to larval and nursery systems, and assisting in other areas of the hatchery as needed. Requirements include attention to detail, ability to carry out repetitive tasks, excellent time management skills, and a willingness to work in both indoor and outdoor environments during all seasons depending on the needs of the facility. This position has a seasonal requirement to work weekends, evenings, and/or holidays as requested, and promptness is critical. BS in Biology or related field preferred, but not required. Experience will be considered in lieu of education. Compensation commensurate with experience.  For more information please visit: https://clamandoyster.com/pages/hatchery-technicians. To apply, please email your resume and brief description of why you are interested in the position to [email protected] (posted 8/11/21)

Oyster Hatchery Research Associate (Louisiana, USA): The research associates will be required to support hatchery operations in all facets, including: collecting, maintaining, and cleaning broodstock oysters, supporting activities in larvae rearing (cleaning larval rearing tanks, sorting larvae and performing larval counts, maintaining algal cultures, cleaning and inoculating tanks, operating various laboratory equipment), collecting samples and processing data, accurately determining counts of oyster seed, assisting in oyster farm & cage maintenance, maintaining various gear types, removing fouling organisms, and other basic laboratory skills. Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology, Fisheries and / or Aquaculture Management or related field with 1 year of related experience. For more information and to apply visit: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/SG-OYS-Hatchery-Operation-Ctr/Oyster-Hatchery-Research-Associate_R00056325. Open until filled. (posted 8/6/21)

Oyster Hatchery Operations Manager (Louisiana, USA): The manager will manage, through coordination, with the Oyster Research Lab Director, hatchery activities, including: collecting, maintaining, and cleaning broodstock oysters, supporting activities in larvae rearing (cleaning larval rearing tanks, sorting larvae and performing larval counts, maintaining algal cultures, cleaning and inoculating tanks, operating various laboratory equipment), collecting samples and processing data, accurately determining counts of oyster seed, assisting in oyster farm & cage maintenance, maintaining various gear types, removing fouling organisms, and other basic laboratory skills (45%). Monitor and manage personnel, facility equipment, system repairs, and routine maintenance issues in the daily operations of the Oyster Research Laboratory. This includes establishing daily tasks for research associates, technicians, and graduate students to secure the proper operation of the oyster hatchery and oyster farm (40%). Help support the outreach activities of the Oyster Research Laboratory in support of LDWF activities and needs of oyster industry. Keep a current knowledge of hatchery trends and developments for the continued improvement of the Oyster Research Lab and hatchery facility within the state and among other oyster hatcheries in the Gulf of Mexico. (10%). Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology, Fisheries and / or Aquaculture Management or related field and four (4) years of experience. For more information and to apply visit: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/SG-OYS-Hatchery-Operation-Ctr/Oyster-Hatchery-Operations-Manager_R00056823. Open until filled. (posted 8/6/21)

Alternative Oyster Culture Grants Program Outreach Coordinator (Louisiana, USA):  This position is an essential part of the Louisiana Sea Grant Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) Program Initiative and will be the principal extension-type liaison with the AOC oystermen to help facilitate their efforts to develop a successful business on a statewide level. The requirements and duties include: oyster industry education and experience and coordination of trainings, meetings and workshops, assisting with development of best practices for the industry, acting as a liaison with the Louisiana Sea Grant Hatchery, and a working knowledge of appropriate habitats, methods, regulations, licensing and marketing for AOC oysters. Job Responsibilities: Coordinate Sea Grant assistance to AOC business with knowledge on such tasks as setting eyed oyster larvae; help in coordinating the best types of cages and grow-out methods; help them learn how to keep proper inventory of supplies; help them balance priorities between the different farms production needs; impart information on how keep brood-stock healthy and ready for spawning; keep current with standard operating procedures in the nationwide industry (40%). Supervise the progress of AOC grant awardees in establishing their business - responsible for grant documentation requirements as needed to complete grant deliverables and reimbursement (25%). Coordinate planning meetings with the field Marine Extension Personnel (MEP); develop and lead training workshops and informational meeting for MEP, AOC oystermen, and traditional oystermen potentially interested in AOC farming (20%). Liaison with LSG Hatchery; Help with Remote Setting Methodology Training with Traditional Oyster Harvesters – the individual we hire will be available to assist the LSG Hatchery personnel with this important work (10%). Attend and co-present status reports at Oyster Task Force meetings and AOC state conferences and meetings. Other duties as assigned (5%). Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Aquaculture, Marine Biology or Sciences, Fisheries Sciences, Natural Resources or related scientific field and 1-2 years’ experience with day-to-day field operations of oyster cage culture operations. For more information and to apply visit: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/Iberia-Office-Building/Alternative-Oyster-Culture-Grants-Program-Outreach-Coordinator_R00056822. Open until filled. (posted 8/6/21)

Regional Aquaculture Liaison (Connecticut, USA): The Connecticut Sea Grant, the Department of Extension, College of Agriculture Health and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, and the NOAA Milford Lab invite applications for a Regional Aquaculture Liaison Assistant Extension Educator. The position is a grant-funded, four-year initiative to enable, augment, and accelerate the exchange of ideas and information between NOAA NEFSC Milford Lab researchers and end users, including the latest research results and tools and how they address existing and emerging needs. The full advertisement, job description, and link for applications can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19063 (posted 8/2/2021)

Research Associate – Fisheries Molecular Biology/Genomics (Massachusetts, USA): Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) is an exciting new independent marine research institute that is applying innovative genomic technologies to marine science for discoveries that impact fisheries and human health. GMGI has a full-time position for a Research Associate who will play an important role in contributing to our fisheries research programs.  The ideal candidate will have strong experience in molecular biology/ecology applied to fisheries questions and knowledge of common molecular laboratory techniques and data analysis. The candidate must be capable of working independently to design experiments, generate high quality data, and analyze results for a variety of projects directed by GMGI research staff. Experience with collection and processing of fisheries samples and analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) for assessing biodiversity and species presence/absence is highly desirable. This position is an extraordinary opportunity for an ambitious and entrepreneurial person who is interested in helping to create a world-class research institute.  For more details, job requirements, and how to apply: https://gmgi.org/about/employment/research-associate-fisheries-molecular-biology-genomics/ (posted 8/2/2021)

Shellfish Hatchery Manager (Maine, USA): Mook Sea Farm’s hatchery is located on the Damariscotta River in Walpole, Maine, where Bill Mook began farming shellfish in 1985.  Our current Hatchery Manager is moving to a new role as Director of Production and we are seeking a new Hatchery Manager.  The Hatchery Manager will be responsible for the ongoing day to day management of the hatchery, including conditioning, spawning, larval maintenance, and setting of the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), and management and leadership for all staff involved in those processes.   Primary Responsibilities:  The Hatchery Manager will be accountable for successful production of our oyster seed and phototrophic algae. They will provide employees with clear weekly plans related both to production of oyster seed and phototrophic algae production, including line flask and kwall prep and inoculations.  More specifically, the Hatchery Manager will manage all hatchery operations from spawning through to nursery production: Determine production needs and set production schedule for phototrophic algae production; Maintain detailed data related to inventory, feed formulas, and biological production; maintain SOPs & operations manual; Supervise all hatchery personnel and ensure all hatchery staff adhere to established protocols; Set and maintain high standards of cleanliness, biosecurity, and workplace safety; Work collaboratively with and take direction from the Director of R&D on all R&D related projects that involve larvae, seed, or microalgae production, related to optimizing production and/or solving production problems; Contribute to discussions regarding developing or refining protocols; effectively train new personnel; Organize and oversee the schedules and work of assigned staff, including setting weekend & holiday schedules; and Reports to the Director of Production.  Education and Experience:  We are looking for candidates with a minimum of a BS in a biological or marine science field, and with experience in oyster or other shellfish hatcheries.  Experience in a commercial-scale shellfish hatchery is preferred.  At a minimum, candidates should have demonstrated competence with a variety of culture systems and confidence in the operation and maintenance of hatchery equipment. Candidates should have experience managing teams of people in a labor-intensive environment where attention to detail is of the utmost importance, and should have a positive attitude and collaborative approach to problem solving.  Schedule and Pay: This is a full-time position with benefits, averaging 40 hours per week. However, this position requires a flexible work schedule that will include hours above 40 per week, as well as weekend and on-call rotations.  Pay will be commensurate with experience and reflective of the crucial role this person will play in the success of the farm.  Physical Requirements: Physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to complete jobs in various areas of the hatchery.  Ability to lift, push and/or pull at least 50 pounds; manual dexterity to operate a variety of equipment.  How to Apply:  For the full job description, or to apply please send a cover letter, your resume, and three references to: Moira Foley ([email protected]). Applications are accepted starting immediately; flexibility in start date. Mook Sea Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (posted 7/28/2021)