Current opportunities

PhD studies in Marine Parasitology

The project is funded by the IRF project grant (“Conservation of ancient relationships: Assessment of skates (Rajiformes: Rajidae) and their parasite fauna in Iceland”, IRF project no. 2410498-051). The project aims to survey the status of parasitic organisms infecting skate hosts in marine ecoregions off Iceland to aid in the future implementation of conservation efforts of threatened host-parasite systems. Research goals will assess the entire diversity of parasites infecting this host group, assess the genetic diversity of skate species and parasite lineages, and evaluate the status of host-parasite systems based on IUCN Red List criteria to support their conservation through updated conservation agendas. 

Deadline: 31st May 2024. For more info please click here.

AIMS (Senior) Research Scientist—Aquaculture Geneticist

The Reef Recovery, Adaptation and Restoration Program at Australian Institute of Marine Science conducts significant research into the utilization of conservation aquaculture techniques to achieve scale in restoration activities. Take a lead role conducting aquaculture activities while ensuring quality assurance and quality control. Using your subject matter expertise, you will contribute to developing novel techniques and frameworks to minimize the genetic diversity loss of aquaculture organisms relative to broodstock and wild populations. You will support rapid decision making for aquaculture-based restoration by developing workflows from sample collection, sample processing, data collection, and data processing. Work closely with stakeholders to support the development of DNA-based tools for the rapid detection of pests and pathogenic microbes under aquarium conditions.

Deadline: 6th June 2024. For more info please click here.

Assistant/Associate/Professor – International Aquatics and One Health

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University is seeking to hire an Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor in International Aquatics and One Health. This position will be responsible for outreach, service, and research in support of the MSU Global Center for Aquatic Health and Food Security programs. International travel is required to support and expand global aquaculture development collaborations. This position will support the FAO Reference Center on Antimicrobial Resistance and Aquaculture Biosecurity at MSU and contribute to the advancement of One Health. This involves collaborative research and relationship building with faculty within Mississippi State University as well as external partners including state and federal agencies. This position will contribute to teaching and diagnostic support on an invited basis.

Deadline: Open until filled. For more info please click here.

If you are a prospective employer looking to recruit someone with expertise in aquatic animal health, and specifically fish and shellfish pathology, please provide all the necessary details (job title, a short text, logo, link/attachment, expiring date) to the EAFP webmaster: Jacob Zornu (