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Shellfish Research Biologist (Oregon, USA):  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Marine Resources Program is recruiting for two Shellfish Research Biologists in Newport, Oregon. One position is for a full time, permanent staff member, and one position is a full time, limited duration position through June 30, 2023. These positions are responsible for assisting the Shellfish and Estuary Assessment of Coastal Oregon (SEACOR) project which generates quantitative data to describe shellfish communities in selected bays and estuaries throughout Oregon.  The project conducts 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. The ODFW Shellfish Program is responsible for monitoring and managing marine and estuarine shellfish, invertebrates, and their habitats The SEACOR Project conducts estuary resource inventory surveys to generate baseline data on bay clam populations and habitats in Oregon estuaries to assist the state in managing these resources. Position Details: These positions will serve as shellfish research biologists for the Shellfish and Estuary Habitat Assessment Project (SEACOR) which conducts intertidal and subtidal surveys of shellfish populations and habitats in coastal estuaries and generates quantitative data to describe shellfish communities and important habitats in selected bays and estuaries throughout Oregon.  The project generates quantitative data to describe shellfish communities in selected bays and estuaries throughout Oregon that is used for management of shellfish fisheries and estuarine habitat resources. The purpose of the position is to assist the SEACOR project leader with the planning, coordination, implementation, research, data analysis, and report preparation of the SEACOR project studies.   Applications are due by December 12, 2022, at 11:59pm PDT.  For complete job description and to apply: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Newport--ODFW/Natural-Resource-Specialist-2--Shellfish-Assessment-Assistant-Project-Leader-_REQ-113788 (posted 11/22/22).

Postdoctoral Scholar in Aquaculture (New Hampshire, USA):  The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA), the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES), and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE) seek to fill a Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar position in the broad area of aquaculture. UNH’s aquaculture research and outreach are important in advancing New England’s shellfish propagation, kelp farming, and ocean-caged and land-based fish farming. We aim to provide outstanding opportunities for underrepresented postdoctoral scholars to advance in their aquaculture training, scholarship, and teaching through mentorship with our faculty and enhanced professional development. Aquaculture research is conducted throughout many UNH units and the successful postdoctoral scholar will be matched with the most appropriate mentor(s) based on research interests. Areas of research foci may include selective breeding, physiology, nutrition, behavior, disease-related mechanisms, integrated multi-trophic systems, replenishment, enhancement, and/or systems that facilitate restoration and estuarine health. The postdoctoral scholar will work closely with faculty mentors to develop an independent research program at UNH that can be regionally or internationally focused. Scholars will be supported by the NHAES and will have the opportunity to apply for research project grants to support novel research projects. In addition to a broad range of farms and aquatic environments, scholars will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities labs with both fresh and saltwater recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), the UNH Instrumentation Center, the Hubbard Genome Center, and our extensive marine infrastructure that includes the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Coastal Marine Laboratory, Shoals Marine Laboratory, and a research vessel fleet of numerous small boats, the R/V Gulf Challenger, and a new Regional Class Research Vessel that is part of the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium. This position conveys additional professional development opportunities including participation in university governance, early career and faculty development academies, monthly cohort meetings, and workshops on teaching and learning. Scholars also will have opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers and will teach one class annually.  Position closes November 28, 2022 at midnight EST. For more information and to apply: https://www.unh.edu/professional-success/engagement-faculty-development/postdoctoral-diversity-innovation-scholars/position-descriptions-2022.  (posted 11/22/22)

Aquaculture Research & Outreach Specialist (California, USA):  California Sea Grant (CASG) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego seek a resourceful, innovative applied marine scientist with a passion for aquaculture research and outreach. This full-time academic position as an Extension Specialist is based in the Biology Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego and reports to the CASG extension director. Duties include building an extension program based on applied research and conducting outreach focused on Southern California aquaculture opportunities that address regional coastal and marine challenges. This position will work closely with Biology Division scientists, other CASG extension specialists and aquaculture stakeholders.   Through research, community engagement and education, the successful candidate will be able to develop and disseminate aquaculture information while interfacing with a diverse network of stakeholders. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in ocean sciences with demonstrated experience working in any current or emerging areas related to aquaculture. Strengths in organization, communication and engagement with a range of people, including other academics, stakeholders, policymakers and the general public are essential.  Encouraged to apply are candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to and track record of improving diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and accessibility in STEM fields and/or the field of aquaculture.  Applications close Sunday, January 23, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.  For more information and to apply: https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/about/jobs-opportunities/aquaculture-extension-specialist.  (posted 11/22/22)

Assistant Professor of Biology - Shellfish Ecologist and 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 Assistant Professor on the tenure-track starting in Fall 2023. We are looking for a dynamic shellfish ecology educator and researcher who will bring innovative teaching and research approaches to the Aquaculture and Aquarium Science (AQS) program. The successful candidate will have the ability to interact with local and regional aquaculture stakeholders.  Position Responsibilities: This position requires regular and on-going research and extension work with the regional community and regulators to assist in the growth and development of aquaculture, wild fisheries, and other marine/blue economy-related industries. This work should include targeted research, technology development and testing using the CEED marine laboratory and field infrastructure. The incumbent will 1) teach courses within the Biology and AQS programs, 2) develop and maintain an externally funded research program that involves undergraduate students, 3) understand and communicate challenges and opportunities of aquaculture and other marine related industries and provide science-based guidance to both these communities and the public at large, 4) offer annual aquaculture courses to the general public, i.e. Applied Shellfish Farming, 5) be an active member of the aquaculture community at the national level, and 6) serve as a public resource for the promotion and development of marine/blue economy related industry in southern New England. The successful candidate will work closely with the CEED Aquaculture Field Research Assistant and provide shellfish aquaculture outreach services to aquatic farmers and the public within Rhode Island and the southeastern New England region. This involves overseeing CEED facilities that include a dock-side nursery upweller system and a 2-acre experimental aquaculture farm. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and evidence of, or potential to, develop excellence in undergraduate teaching experience are required. Candidates should have the interest, experience, and desire to work with undergraduate students and interact with the regional shellfish community to solve problems and provide technical expertise to enhance shellfish aquaculture in the region. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in the application of molecular or 'omics-enabled methods to shellfish ecology are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills. Qualified applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest; 2) statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; 3) a current vita; and 4) names and contact information of five references. Please include information about how you would contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals in your letter of interest. Review of completed applications will begin on December 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  For full job description and to apply: https://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=153480 (posted 11/18/22)

Assistant Professor of Biology - Shellfish Aquaculture and Hatchery 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 Assistant Professor on the tenure-track starting in Fall 2023. We are looking for a dynamic educator who will bring innovative teaching and research approaches to the Aquaculture and Aquarium Science (AQS) program. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in shellfish hatchery operations and larviculture.  Position responsibilities: The incumbent will 1) teach courses within the Biology and AQS programs, 2) develop and conduct a hatchery-based research program that involves undergraduate researchers, 3) oversee shellfish larval production with the assistance of staff and students in RWU's Luther Blount Shellfish Hatchery, 4) secure external funding to support research and hatchery operations, and 5) collaborate with internal and external researchers.  A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and evidence of, or potential to, develop excellence in undergraduate teaching experience are required. Candidates should have the interest, experience, and desire to work with undergraduate students and interact with the regional shellfish community to solve problems and provide technical expertise to enhance shellfish larviculture in the region. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in the application of molecular or 'omics-enabled methods to shellfish larviculture are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills.  Qualified applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest; 2) statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; 3) a current vita; and 4) names and contact information of five references. Please include information about how you would contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals in your letter of interest. Review of completed applications will begin on December 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For full job description and to apply: https://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=153479 (posted 11/18/22)

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Aquaculture (Washington State, USA): The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) at the University of Washington-Seattle seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in sustainable aquaculture. We aim to hire a faculty member whose empirical research studies aquaculture through a lens of food security, social or livelihood effects, environmental impacts, or climate change. Research can focus on the level of organism, species, production system, or ecosystem.  As part of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the successful applicant is expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded and nationally recognized research program.  In addition, the successful applicant will contribute to the teaching mission of the school through innovative classroom teaching and effective mentorship of undergraduate/graduate students and postdocs. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position. This position requires a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent, with post-doctoral experience strongly desired. The anticipated start date for the position is September 16, 2023.  Candidates should submit their application via interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/115267) including the following information: Curriculum vitae; Research statement (2 pages). Please summarize your past research, your overall approach to conducting research, how you envision your research program at SAFS, and how this aligns with the job description; Teaching Statement (2 pages). Please describe your past teaching experiences, teaching pedagogy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and how your teaching will complement and diversify the School’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Statement (1 page). Please describe your goals and values with regards to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ), how your past and present work has contributed to a culture of DEIJ, and how you will contribute to SAFS’s ongoing efforts to become an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming academic and professional environment; copies (PDF) of three representative publications; names and contact information for three professional references.  Priority will be given to applications received by December 2, 2022, and consideration of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Prof. Steven Roberts, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]). Questions regarding disability accommodations during the application process should be directed to Krystyna Roman at [email protected] or 206-616-5893.  For entire job description and details, and to apply: https://fish.uw.edu/2022/10/assistant-professor-of-sustainable-aquaculture-safs-is-hiring/ (posted 11/14/22)

Wildlife Biologist II, Crustacean Research and Monitoring Section (South Carolina, USA):  This successful applicant will implement and report on a suite of federal grant-funded projects and long-term fisheries independent monitoring programs focused on recreationally-important, commercially-important, and conservation priority crustaceans (including blue crab, shrimp, and crayfish). The employee will create improved efficiency of collecting and analyzing data from multiple concurrent research projects. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct fieldwork under challenging conditions and have experience implementing, analyzing, and disseminating results from scientific research projects. The employee will be expected to have significant experience in the development of new project ideas and their subsequent implementation, and is expected to have the proficiency to disseminate research results using a variety of communication media (e.g. presentations and peer-reviewed publications).   Minimum / 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: A broad knowledge of the biology, ecology, and fisheries practices relating to recreationally-, commercially-, and conservation-priority crustaceans. Strong communication and organizational skills. An ability to effectively trailer and operate small research vessels in support of field sampling, familiarity with standard crustacean sampling techniques, and proficient in the effective dissemination of research findings. Skilled in scientific writing and the presentation of section-related research. Closes December 2, 2022. To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc.  Questions, please contact: Dr. Michael Kendrick, [email protected] (posted 11/2/22)

Assistant Marine Scientist (South Carolina, USA:)  The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is seeking a candidate to join their Mariculture Research Team to assist with their Section’s work with marine stock enhancement, aquaculture nutrition, and applied fisheries research programs. Specific duties will include laboratory and field research, data collection and analysis, biological sample collection and data management, preparation of reports and presentations, authoring technical manuscripts, coordination and supervision of team personnel, proposal preparation, and budget management. Some projects will include work on multi-disciplinary teams.  MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Applicants will be required to have an Ph.D. degree in biology, marine science, or a closely related field. Individuals should have demonstrated abilities to conduct applied fisheries and applied ecology research including experimental design, sample collection and processing, data acquisition, management and analyses, manuscript and report preparation. Experience with recirculating and/or extensive culture systems preferred. Publication record and experience required; successful grant funding record preferred. Applicants must also have knowledge of current stock enhancement issues and challenges and the capability to work independently as well as effectively on teams. Strong communication, quantitative, organizational, computer, writing and inter-personal skills required.  OTHER PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Valid SC driver’s license, a copy of driving record, and ability to gain access to the Hollings Marine Laboratory are required. Applicant must have dependable transportation and a satisfactory driving record. A current CV is requested to supplement the required state application.  TO APPLY:  Submit a state application and letter of interest via the SC State Job Website (www.jobs.sc.gov). For more information, contact Aaron Watson ([email protected]; 843-953-0462). (posted 8/28/22)