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Shellfish Hatchery Algae Technician – Quilcene Hatchery, Washington (USA): The employee will report to the Algae Department Lead and work with static tank and continuous algae production cultures to meet the ever-expanding needs of a large shellfish hatchery. Employee will work closely with current technicians, as well as the other hatchery staff. The position will help with all aspects of algae rearing, including general quality control, cleaning tubes and tanks, mixing of chemicals and vitamins, transfers of sterile algae, and the upkeep of the algae bag system, etc. This is a very physically demanding position that will include climbing ladders in and out of large tanks, standing and working on concrete floors, and being on the go most of the day.  REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: A science background and general knowledge of algae is preferred; Experience using sterile techniques; • Able to work independently and in teams; Must be self-motivated and organized with good communication skills; Must be able to carry out repetitive tasks; Must be able to work weekends; Should have good time management skills; May be required to work at other work sites/locations as needed; May be required to do other tasks as needed.  PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee is required to stoop, bend, kneel, twist, squat, or stand for daily tasks; The employee needs to be able to lift up to 40 lbs.; The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus; Must be able to speak and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors and managers; Must be able to use hands for repetitive simple grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.  BENEFITS: health insurance for the employee and their family with incredibly low premium costs and annual deductibles. Dental, vision, plus an excellent 401K program with 100% match up to 5% of the employee’s gross income. We also offer paid time off which starts to accrue immediately and gives you a whole week of paid time off in the first year (dependent on hours worked), plus 6 paid holidays a year, amazing company discounts, paid training through the company, a tuition reimbursement program and options for a flex spending and dependent care account are also available.  Individual must provide own housing and transportation.  Send resume, cover letter, and references to: [email protected]ish.com, or mail to Molly Jackson, Taylor Shellfish Hatchery, 701 Broad Spit Rd., Quilcene, WA 98368
Email Questions to: [email protected] (posted 11/28/18).

Shellfish Hatchery Algae Specialist – Quilcene Hatchery, Washington (USA): The employee will work with static tank and continuous algae production cultures to meet the ever-expanding needs of a large shellfish hatchery. Employee will work closely with current technicians, as well as the other hatchery staff. The position will help with all aspects of algae rearing, including general quality control, cleaning tubes and tanks, mixing of chemicals and vitamins, transfers of sterile algae, and the upkeep of the algae bag system, etc. This is a very physically demanding position that will include climbing ladders in and out of large tanks, standing and working on concrete floors, and being on the go most of the day. REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: Understanding of microalgae culture; Experience using continuous and/or batch culture techniques; Experience using sterile techniques; Able to work independently and in teams; Must be self-motivated and organized with good communication skills; Must be able to carry out repetitive tasks; Able to work weekends; Should have good time management skills; May be required to work at other work sites/locations as needed; May be required to do other tasks as needed.  PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee is required to stoop, bend, kneel, twist, squat, or stand for daily tasks; The employee needs to be able to lift up to 40 lbs.; The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus; Must be able to speak and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors and managers; Must be able to use hands for repetitive simple grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.  BENEFITS: health insurance for the employee and their family with incredibly low premium costs and annual deductibles. Dental, vision, plus an excellent 401K program with 100% match up to 5% of the employee’s gross income. We also offer paid time off which starts to accrue immediately and gives you a whole week of paid time off in the first year (dependent on hours worked), plus 6 paid holidays a year, amazing company discounts, paid training through the company, a tuition reimbursement program and options for a flex spending and dependent care account are also available.  Individual must provide own housing and transportation.  Send resume, cover letter, and references to: [email protected], or mail to Molly Jackson, Taylor Shellfish Hatchery, 701 Broad Spit Rd., Quilcene, WA 98368
Email Questions to: [email protected] (posted 11/28/18).

Assistant Professor, Marine Science, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida (USA): As Assistant Professor of Marine Science you will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and curriculum development; be responsible for developing a program of research; and participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives. The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in Marine Science/Marine Biology or relevant field from a regionally accredited institution.  Evidence of or potential for quality teaching and research in Marine Science with an emphasis on marine ecology. Scholarly emphasis in marine/estuarine benthic ecology. ABD will be considered if the degree is conferred by August 7, 2019. If successful candidate is ABD at time of hire, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract. Evidence of or potential for quality teaching and research in Marine Science with an emphasis on marine ecology.  Scholarly emphasis in marine/estuarine benthic ecology.  ABD will be considered if the degree is conferred by August 7, 2019. If successful candidate is ABD at time of hire, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract. Preferred qualifications include evidence of potential to develop a research agenda that includes the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrated research in the area of benthic ecology, especially shellfish biology/ecology. Essential Job Duties:  Develop research program in marine/ estuarine benthic ecology with a focus on shellfish biology/ecology. Shellfish (especially oysters) are an important component of estuarine ecosystems in Southwest Florida, where they are valued for their ecosystem services, including water quality improvement and shoreline stabilization. They are also the target of ongoing restoration efforts in the region.  Develop/contribute courses for the B.S. Marine Science and the M.S. Environmental Science degree programs.  Engage in teaching, research and service activities commensurate with expectations for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Develop an active research program in marine/estuarine benthic ecology and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.  Courses taught will contribute to the general education program as well as to the Marine Science undergraduate program. Opportunities also exist for teaching graduate courses in the M.S. Environmental Science program and other duties as assigned.   Special Instructions to Applicants: Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2019.  Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/ scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.  Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.   For additional information about this exciting opportunity and to submit your application, please visit us at https://jobs.fgcu.edu/postings/6109.  (posted 11/21/18)

Post-Doctoral Position, Gulf Shellfish Institute, Florida (USA): The successful candidate (post doc) will work on research grants awarded to GSI that will increase our knowledge of shellfish aquaculture science and environmental restoration. The position requires travel to study sites and working with industry cooperators to obtain the necessary data (must have own transportation). In addition to the grant funded work, the post doc will also assist with applied research at a local commercial bivalve hatchery. The post doc will work as an independent contractor; there are no fringe benefits. The duration of current funding is two years, but the position may be continued as additional funding becomes available.  Responsibilities and Duties: Ability to communicate and coordinate sampling schedule with industry collaborators • Travel to study sites throughout Florida; expenses to be reimbursed • Work with industry cooperators to collect necessary data • Assist commercial hatchery with research on algae culture and seed production • Data analysis • Report writing • Proposal writing • Publication of results • Presentations at national meetings • Represent GSI at stakeholder meetings.  Qualifications: • Ph.D. in aquaculture, environmental, marine or aquatic sciences • Research experience in shellfish aquaculture • Demonstrated grant funding experience • A commitment to achieving the mission of GSI • Must be reliable, self-motivated and willing to work independently.  Compensation: The starting base salary for this position is $40,000 per year. This can be augmented with additional grant funding. There are no fringe benefits. For More Information: Contact Dr. Bruce Barber, Executive Director [email protected] or visit our web site: www.gulfshellfishinstitute.org.  To Apply: Send a resume with a list of three professional references and their contact information to: Dr. Bruce Barber, Executive Director [email protected] (posted 10/31/18)

Shellfish Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Marine Resources Program (USA):  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)'s Marine Resources Program is recruiting for a Shellfish Biologist in Newport, Oregon. This is a permanent position responsible for assisting the shellfish and estuary habitat assessment project which generates quantitative data to describe shellfish communities in selected bays and estuaries throughout Oregon. The project has a total of 4 permanent staff who conduct research and assessment of Oregon’s marine / estuarine shellfish and estuarine habitat resources. A description of the position responsibilities and preferred experience is listed below. Applications due by November 30, 2018 at 5pm PST.  To view the announcement and apply for the position, please follow the link to the Shellfish Biologist position on the ODFW website: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/hr/docs/102618.pdf. (posted 10/30/18)

Assistant Professor, Fisheries and Mariculture, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (USA): The Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M AgriLife Research has an outstanding opportunity for a strategic full-time joint appointment position as Assistant Professor of Fisheries and Mariculture. This position will be funded by the Chancellor's Research Initiative as a transformational hire of benefit to various collaborative entities within the Texas A&M System investigating aquaculture genetics.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program in support of PhD and Masters programs, and teach and advise graduate and undergraduate researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide day-to-day scientific, technical, and organizational leadership within his/her research team, and be willing to advance IP considerations to ensure optimal long-term patent protection.  Required Qualifications: PhD in applicable field; At least four years' experience in working in the field of aquaculture genetics research; A strong record of grantsmanship and publication; and Demonstrate a commitment to high quality research and teaching in a collaborative environment.   Preferred Qualifications: Experience in culture and marine molluscan shellfish.  TO APPLY: http://hr.tamucc.edu/Job_Opportunities/ To be considered for the position, all requested documents must be uploaded. Cover letter describing qualifications, research and teaching interests; Curriculum vitae; and Names and contact information of four references.  The position will remain open until a finalist is selected. Applicants are encouraged to apply prior to April 2019. If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact the Human Resources Department at (361) 825-2630 or human.re[email protected].  All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.   Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. (posted 10/30/18)

Tenure Track Faculty Position, Mariculture, University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA): The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks applications from exceptional candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in mariculture to complement CFOS’ breadth of expertise in fisheries and ocean sciences. Mariculture is defined here as the enhancement, restoration and farming of shellfish and seaweeds. This position will receive nine months of state support annually and will be stationed in Kodiak, Alaska at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Created by the Alaska legislature in 1981, the mission of this center is to increase the value of Alaska's fishing industry and marine resources through research, technological development, education and service. We invite applicants with mariculture-related research experience, who will further the mission and strengths of the College. This faculty appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, although outstanding candidates at a higher rank will be considered. This position is part of a broader campaign to hire up to ten faculty across disciplines to enhance research, teaching, and service in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mariculture/aquaculture, marine biology, fisheries, oceanography, or closely related discipline, and preferably have post-doctoral and teaching experience. The position requires research, education and service that support Alaska’s ocean resources and the human communities that rely upon them. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses and/or develop specialty mariculture-related courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded mariculture-related research program, and mentor graduate students. Interested applicants should submit (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a statement of interest that outlines their qualifications for this position and includes a research plan, teaching interests, and outreach plans, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) contact information for at least three professional references (address, email and phone number). Applications must be submitted to Job #510378 at http://alaska.edu/jobs/. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than January 8, 2019 by 11:55PM Alaska Standard Time. For questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Brenda Konar, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected] (posted 10/4/18)

Director and Research Professor, Grand Isle Oyster Research Laboratory, Louisiana Sea Grant (USA):  Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is recruiting a Director of Grand Isle Oyster Research Laboratory (GIORL) at the rank of Research Professor, that includes an adjunct appointment in the School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University.  GIORL has both research and commercial-scale larval rearing capabilities and is the largest oyster research lab along the United States’ Gulf of Mexico coast, based on larval rearing capacity. The facility’s capabilities include state-of-the-art seawater filtration and algal production systems capable of commercial-scale larval rearing capacity for oyster research and industry demonstration projects including experimental and grow-out of research farms (http://www.laseagrant.org/outreach/oyster-research-lab/ ).  The Grand Isle Oyster Research Laboratory is a collaborative venture with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to support oyster resource rehabilitation efforts and assist with development of an off-bottom aquaculture segment of the Louisiana oyster industry.  The collaboration between LDWF and Louisiana Sea Grant is to increase the overall oyster aquaculture knowledge, skills, and abilities of the oyster industry. In addition, LSG under the leadership of the GIORL Director will conduct necessary oyster hatchery research to improve hatchery-based oyster production methods, including all technical aspects of producing oyster larvae and seed in the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery including but not limited to algal production, oyster broodstock maintenance and larval rearing, and operation of a re-circulating water system.  Collaboration between LSG through the GIORL Director and the research community will also support research to develop and maintain broodstocks for the production of oysters with improved growth and disease resistance and best adapted to local current and future conditions. The Research Professor is an annual appointment (twelve months) in Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU, with an adjunct appointment in the School of Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) at LSU. The position is 40% research and 40% extension, along with 20% administration duties associated with GIORL. Candidates should have a PhD in life sciences with publications and research experience to qualify for Graduate Faculty Status.  The Director is expected to serve on graduate student committees as member and major professor; advise students as requested and contribute to the graduate program at RNR. The Director will also be responsible for supervising Sea Grant staff that support the GIORL and the Voisin Oyster Hatchery operations. The office domicile is two days per week at LSU; and three days at GIORL, which includes housing provided by Sea Grant. APPLICATIONS: Position is currently open and will continue to remain open until suitable candidates have been selected. Applicants should apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU  Please provide cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.  Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. (posted 10/2/18)

 

Mussel Hatchery Construction Project Manager, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, (USA): The Mussel Hatchery Construction Project Manager is the point person in the planning, designing and construction of PDE’s Fresh Water Mussel Hatchery.  RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Manages the design and construction of a full-scale Fresh Water Mussel Hatchery; Proposes the contracting method (design/build, design/bid/build); Manages the contractor selection process (pre-qualifying contractors, preparing bid documents, completing bid evaluations and making contractor recommendations); Oversees the day-to-day management of the design and construction contractors; Works with the selected design contractor to scale-up the pilot-scale mussel hatchery currently in operation; Reviews the design contractor’s work to ensure it meets functional requirements; Oversees construction to ensure it meets the design requirements and is delivered on schedule and within budget; Oversees the testing of Hatchery equipment to ensure it meets design requirements.  2) Manages the Project Budget and Schedule; Establishes the detailed project schedule, manages all schedule changes throughout the project and ensures that the targeted in-service date is met; Establishes the overall project budget and manages the budget to meet funding constraints; Establishes and maintains the cash flow model of the project; Prepares and submits funding applications to the funder(s); Manages the change order process with contractors and funders; Reports regularly the status of the budget, cash flow and schedule; Immediately notifies management of any project changes that might cause the project to exceed the funding amount or that might cause the project completion to extend beyond the planned in-service date. 3)   Manages the permitting process; Researches the Federal, State and City permit requirements; Is responsible for obtaining the required permits; Ensures that permit fees are paid timely; Ensures that permit requirements are clearly defined; Ensures that the responsible parties comply with the permit requirements.   REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering or construction management disciplines; 10 years of experience working in the engineering and construction industry; Demonstrated experience managing projects of similar size and complexity; Strong organizational and skills, attention to detail and meeting planning; Proven project management skills, including time management, budget/schedule management, and reporting; Leadership and supervisory skills including a demonstrated ability to manage contractors; General computer skills, including good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and project management software; Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience presenting to group; Ability to speak, read and write English; Valid United States driver’s license.  WORKING CONDITIONS - Time spent in this position will be divided between PDEs offices in Wilmington, DE and the construction location along the Schuylkill River in the Philadelphia city limits.  There may be occasional evening or weekend work hours.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS - The incumbent should be able to lift and carry light loads (up to 30 pounds) and be able to sit and stand for at least 2 to 3 hours at a time, provide their own correctable vision and hearing equipment and have no physical restrictions that would prevent performance of the duties in this job description.   This is a two-year temporary, full-time exempt salaried position that pays $78,000 per year. This position will be open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume to: HR Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, 110 South Poplar Street, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE  19801; by fax to (302) 655-4991; or by e-mail to [email protected]. (posted 9/10/18)