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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton CT (USA): A postdoctoral opportunity is available to participate in an NSF-funded, international research project focused on the plasticity of particle capture in marine, benthic suspension-feeders. The proposed research will determine if feeding processes are mediated by intrinsic or extrinsic factors, and address fundamental questions regarding control of particle capture elicited by invertebrate suspension-feeders when confronted with different particle spectra and, thus, changing food supplies. The work will be carried out predominately in laboratories of J. Evan Ward and Sandra Shumway at the University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Avery Point, but will involve on-site collaboration with research groups in Israel and Canada. Information about the Ward laboratory can be found at http://web.uconn.edu/jevanward and https://www.facebook.com/bivalvesRus.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek a motivated and experienced individual to participate in this research project. The individual will be expected to: Carry out field and laboratory experiments and other studies on benthic suspension-feeding invertebrates, including the collection of animals and in situ studies; Euthanize invertebrates and isolate various tissues for analyses; Carry out established protocols, and develop and implement new protocols for analyzing biological filtration of pico- and nano-plankton; Process and analyze data; Participate – as both lead author and co-author – in preparation of project reports, scientific manuscripts for publication, and preparation of proposals; and Interact with technical laboratory personnel and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree in Marine Sciences or closely related field, with an emphasis on the physiology or ecology of benthic suspension feeders; Open-water SCUBA certification; Experience working with benthic suspension feeders; Knowledge of benthic invertebrates and near-shore processes; Publications related to the minimum qualifications; Strong writing skills; and Ability to travel to Israel and Canada.  PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: AAUS SCUBA certification with evidence of underwater research experience; Demonstrated experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; Experience with invertebrate culture, care, and maintenance; Technical expertise with electronic particle counters and flow cytometers; and Some experience with DNA extraction and PCR.  APPOINTMENT TERMS:  This is an 11-monnth appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  TO APPLY:  Interested individuals should apply online at UConn Jobs (www.jobs.uconn.edu), Staff Positions and upload in a single PDF document: a cover letter outlining research experience and interests (maximum 3 pages), a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a preemployment criminal background check. (Search # 2019300). It is preferred that applications be received by February 15, 2019.  All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.  The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. (posted 1/18/19)

Science Communication Specialist, Universität Hamburg:  The Institute of Marine Ecosystem and Fishery Science invites applications for a Science Communication Specialist., commencing on 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible.  The project ends on 29 February 2020. The position is part-time at 29.25 hours per week and remunerated in accordance with a collective wage agreement.  Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to develop, coordinate, and implement external project communications and PR for the final phase of a four-year European research and innovation project entitled “CERES—Climate Change and European Aquatic Resources.”  Your expertise in scientific communication will help us share our enthusiasm and the results of our internationally pioneering scientific work with the greater public via digital and traditional media channels. Your responsibilities will also focus specially on representatives of the European aquaculture and fishing industries and policymakers.  You will be part of an international project team and will work closely with the project manager and scientific coordinator. You will also cooperate with our project partners from twenty-six research institutions. Your responsibilities include above all: to develop and realize communications measures for various target groups (scientists, industry, policymakers, governmental authorities, etc.); to coordinate and participate in the development of a brochure containing project results; tasks include writing, editing, graphic design, and layout; to gather and write content about our research and innovation activities for the project website and newsletter in cooperation with our twenty-six partner organizations from fifteen different countries; to keep the project website (WordPress) updated; to maintain our database of contacts, our newsletter tool, and the project profile on social media;  to support external project events and activities.  Requirements: You have successfully completed university studies in communications, English/American studies, journalism, or a related subject. Alternatively, you have completed university studies in marine biology, ecology, or a similar subject area and can demonstrate an affinity for and expertise and experience in scientific communication.  Required skills and personal qualities: excellent written and verbal communication skills, journalistic acumen, and an under-standing of how to structure and transport a story; strong interest in scientific topics and the ability to comprehend new information quickly; knowledge of PhotoShop, InDesign, and webpage design and maintenance (WordPress) are desirable; very good English language skills (minimum: C1); good team player, well-organized, and able to produce high-quality work with minimal supervision.  If you have any questions, contact Anastasia Walter, CERES Project Coordinator, at [email protected] or Prof. Myron Peck, Head of Research Unit, at [email protected]  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificate(s), and samples of your PR work. Please submit these documents including the reference number by 24 January 2019 to: Universität Hamburg, Stellenausschreibungen, Kennziffer: 601/1, Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg or via email: [email protected]  Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents sub-mitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded. (posted 1/10/19)

Postdoctoral position (2 years) in microbiology / molecular biology / analytical chemistry / Aquaculture, University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Postdoc position available for a candidate with a background in microbiology and molecular biology, preferably with relevant aquaculture experience with either fish or invertebrates. The role will involve work on bacterial relationships in biofloc/biofilms and pathogens within Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). We are seeking a candidate at the postdoctoral level or beyond with a strong background in microbiology, analytical chemistry or bioengineering.  The position is research-focused, but also requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills, as the candidate must be comfortable interacting with a range of interdisciplinary researchers and leading new strategic research directions. The successful candidate will be working within international groups involving experts from aquaculture, engineering and food science.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic, highly motivated individual who will be able to lead research on a larger international project involving several European laboratories, as well as industry partners and research collaborators internationally. Required skills involve demonstrated leadership and project management experience, and prior training in a relevant scientific field (e.g. molecular biology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, aquaculture, veterinary science: other fields may be considered).  The candidate will be responsible for i) running applied experiments in several different labs, thus requiring flexibility for extended stays in various locations, as well as international travel to participate in meetings, working groups, conferences and visits with industry partners; ii) advising students in their scientific research, including research design and statistical analyses; iii) leading occasional outreach activities (e.g. training courses, field days, workshops events) and working with a wide range of personnel to accomplish research tasks (e.g. students, academic and extension personnel within the consortium, biotechnologists, investors / industry).  The position is 100% time for an initial 2-year contract. The position requires excellent English proficiency but does not require EU or Swedish residency, and is open to all international applicants.  As noted, the candidate must be willing to travel frequently and for extended periods internationally (primarily Europe, Australia and Asia). Given that the project involves considerable travel, candidates without prior international experience will not be considered.  Start date is approximately May 15th, 2019 (flexible). Salary is paid in Swedish kroner and is around €40,000 (approximately $50,000 USD after tax, depends on exchange rates) with excellent benefits including health coverage, paid vacation and travel.  Please find more details about the position at: https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=3613.  Closing date February 1, 2019. (posted 1/9/19).

PhD position in Microbiology /Aquaculture, fully-funded PhD position (4 years), University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Seeking a suitable candidate with background in marine physiology and/or relevant aquaculture experience with either fish or invertebrates. The position requires excellent English proficiency, but does not require EU or Swedish residency, and is thus open to all international applicants.  Candidates must be willing to travel frequently and for extended periods internationally (primarily Europe, Australia and Asia). As the projects involve considerable travel, candidates without prior international living experience will not be considered.  Start date is approximately May 15th, 2019 (flexible). Salary is paid in Swedish kroner and is around €34,000 (approximately $43,000 USD after tax, depends on exchange rates) with excellent benefits including health coverage, paid vacation and travel. Please find more details about the position at: https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=3455.  Closing date February 1, 2019. (posted 1/9/19)

Postdoctoral position (2 years) in microbiology / molecular biology / bioengineering, University of Gothenburg Sweden: We are seeking a candidate at the postdoctoral level or beyond with a strong background in microbiology, analytical chemistry or bioengineering for a project examining recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), anaerobic digesters and hydroponics units with the goal of better understanding conditions that will maximize beneficial transfers of microbes and their products among components of decoupled aquaponics systems.  The position is research-focused, but also requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills, as the candidate must be comfortable interacting with a range of interdisciplinary researchers and leading new strategic research directions. The successful candidate will be working within international groups involving experts from aquaculture, hydroponics, engineering and food science.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic, highly motivated individual who will be able to lead research on this large international project involving several European laboratories, as well as industry partners and research collaborators internationally. Required skills involve demonstrated leadership and project management experience, and prior training in a relevant scientific field (e.g. molecular biology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, aquaculture, veterinary science: other fields may be considered).  The position is 100% time for an initial 2-year contract. The position requires excellent English proficiency but does not require EU or Swedish residency, and is open to all international applicants.  As noted, candidates must be willing to travel frequently and for extended periods internationally (primarily Europe, Australia and Asia). Given that the project involves considerable travel, candidates without prior international living experience will not be considered.  Start date is approximately May 15th, 2019 (flexible). Salary is paid in Swedish kroner and is around €40,000 (approximately $50,000 USD after tax, depends on exchange rates) with excellent benefits including health coverage, paid vacation and travel.  Please find more details about the position at: https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=3508.  Closing date February 1, 2019 (posted 1/9/19)

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Marine Aquaculture Science, University of California, Davis (USA): QUALIFICATIONS:  Demonstrated experience, independent productivity, and creativity in building collaborative research programs in marine aquaculture science are required. A PhD in a discipline relevant to marine aquaculture health or equivalent field is required, and a DVM or equivalent is desirable but not required. Highly desirable areas of research experience include sustainability of marine aquaculture, impacts of aquaculture on marine systems, and impacts of disease and environmental stressors on health in marine systems. Desirable areas of expertise include ecology, epidemiology, genetics, physiology, nutrition, and pathology of aquatic animals. Demonstrated record of effective teaching is desirable. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to work with others in a highly collaborative multidisciplinary community, and with an interest in unifying, extending, and catalyzing research in aquaculture at UC Davis.   RESPONSIBILITIES: This 11 month, full time position is part of the UC Davis “Sustainable Marine Resources Initiative (SMRI): The Future of Food from the Sea” (https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/about/smri), coordinated by the cross-campus Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (https://marinescience.ucdavis.edu/). This hiring initiative includes two additional faculty positions in resource economics and quantitative fisheries management, and the potential for additional faculty hires in partnership with California Sea Grant and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in marine ecotoxicology and marine fisheries conservation. The candidate will be expected to foster collaborations within the marine science community at UC Davis and beyond. This position will be housed at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory with additional access to campus research facilities in Davis, CA.   Research:  The position requires the development of a creative, independent and productive basic and/or applied research program in marine aquaculture science. This includes establishing a strong extramurally funded laboratory, training of undergraduate and graduate academic and professional (veterinary) students, and publication in peer-reviewed scientific/professional journals. Areas of research focus could include epidemiology, ecology, physiology, microbiology, virology, genetics, nutrition, immunology, population health, and/or pathology of marine animals.   Teaching:  Responsibilities include: 1) participation in the graduate academic programs (MS and PhD) of the campus and supervision of graduate students in relevant training programs; 2) participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum; and 3) participation in the undergraduate and graduate training programs of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, and College of Letters and Sciences.   Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other means is required. Engagement with society beyond the university as a scholar, exchanging information, and speeding the rate at which new knowledge is delivered is expected. Examples of engagement include involvement with agencies, industry, NGOs, and communities in addition to academic societies. APPLICATION: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2019 position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, qualifications and experience, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching and research statement; 4) a one-page statement explaining the candidate’s vision of how they will collaboratively fit into building programs within the Sustainable Marine Resources Initiative at UC Davis;5)up to three peer-reviewed publication pdf files of representative research; 6) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity, and 7) the names and addresses of four professional references.  Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02575   (posted 12/24/18)

Post doc - Bioenergetics in lower trophic aquaculture, Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway: The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) has a vacant position for a postdoctoral researcher within bioenergetics. The position will focus on the development of individual based modelling, seeking to understand environmental factors that influence production in benthic organisms at lower trophic levels. The main aims are to contribute basic ecophysiological knowledge about the organisms and to estimate carrying capacity for lower trophic aquaculture related to future scenarios for large-scale production and ecosystem impacts.  The successful candidate will be part of the Research Group for Benthic Resources and the main work place will be at the IMR research station in Austevoll (1h from IMR head office in Bergen). The candidate will also be associated with the relevant ecosystem modelling expertise in Bergen. The position is a part of the increased IMR effort devoted to lower trophic resources in aquaculture, focusing on benthic filter feeders and macro algae. There is currently an increased focus on the use of ecological models in research, targeting processes and interactions between species and their environment and the use of models in applied science on sustainable lower-trophic aquaculture production. Individual-based models on bioenergetics and growth is a central component in this kind of modelling. The successful candidate will be part of a team working on the energetic characterization and estimation of seston quality, feeding processes, and energetics of filter-feeding benthic organisms and macroalgae. The candidate will partake in and lead experiments necessary for parameterization and development of energetic models and experience from this kind of work is required.  Essential qualifications: PhD in marine biology or relevant field; Good skills in and knowledge about programming related to simulations of individual-based bioenergetics and ecological models; Good academic insight in physiology and ecology in marine environments, and experience with interdisciplinary work; Experience in experimental physiology; Ability to work both independently and as part of a group, and good cooperation skills; Ability to generate, complete and publish work efficiently; Desirable qualifications: Experience with Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) modelling; Experience conducting experimental work on filter-feeding organisms; Experience processing results from numerical ocean models, e.g. ROMS; A good understanding of ecological processes; Ability to communicate well in writing as well as orally.   We offer: A position at one of the leading research institutions in Europe; Salary as a 1352 postdoc, according to the state salary scale; A dynamic and enthusiastic work environment with good academic progress; Flexible working hours; Membership in Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (2% gross wage deposit); Good welfare scheme.  For more information please contact project leader Øivind Strand: [email protected] (phone +47 473 08 955) or research group leader Carsten Hvingel: [email protected] (phone +47 959 80 565), or see our web page www.hi.no. (posted 12/20/18)

Assistant Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida (USA): The Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences (http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/Departments/MES/5451.asp) at Florida Gulf Coast University (http://www.fgcu.edu/about.asp) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (posting no. F174P) in Marine Science with an emphasis in the area of benthic ecology, especially shellfish biology/ecology to begin August 2019. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. Please visit Eagle Jobs for more information (https://jobs.fgcu.edu/). (posted 12/14/18)

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)

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 [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)