Current opportunities

Postdoctoral scientist in Computational Biology / Bioinformatics

We are looking for a computational biology / bioinformatics scientist to process and analyse evolutionary and functional ‘omics’ research data of myxozoans, parasitic flatworms and their hosts. You will work in joint projects of the Laboratory of Fish Protistology and the Laboratory of Helminthology, where, in close collaboration with data producers, you will lead the efforts on analysis and integration of high-throughput datasets. Research focusses on the assembly and comparative analysis of genomes, transcriptomes and proteomes to better understand host-parasite interaction and evolution of selected aquatic parasites that are responsible for pathologies in wild and cultured fish, some being of major importance to the aquaculture industry.

Closing Date: 17 November 2020. For further info please click here.


Fish Health Inspector, Aberdeen

We are currently seeking applications for Fish Health Inspectors (3 posts) within the Aquaculture and Fish Health programme of Marine Scotland Science based in Aberdeen. As a warranted Inspector you will work as part of a team carrying out sampling and inspection visits to fish and shellfish farms to assist the inspectorate in maintaining the health of wild and farmed aquatic animals in Scotland. The role also involves significant technical and administrative work in support of the regulatory functions of the group including the collection, analysis and presentation of information to a range of audiences. Further, the post involves a considerable amount of travelling, mainly driving, to remote areas of the country.

Closing Date: 23 November 2020. For further info please click here.


Assistant Research Professor in Fish Nutrition at Mississippi State University

This position is a 12 month, non-tenure track, 100% research appointment with Mississippi State University located at the National Warmwater Aquaculture Center (NWAC)/Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC) in Stoneville, MS with an academic affiliation with the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. The incumbent will pursue an innovative and comprehensive program in catfish nutrition focused on evaluating and optimizing cost-effective feeds using traditional and alternative feed ingredients and nutrient supplements and developing optimum feeding strategies considering both scientific merit and practical needs of catfish producers in Mississippi and other parts of the southeastern United States. The primary function of this position will be to develop, coordinate, and implement research programs pertaining to catfish nutrition, feeds, and feeding strategies in the Mississippi Delta. The incumbent will work as part of a multidisciplinary team involved in catfish production at the center.

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Fish Pathologist at Eagle Fish Health Laboratory in Idaho, US

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is currently recruiting for a Fish Pathologist at Eagle Fish Health Laboratory (EFHL) in Eagle, Idaho. The ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree and three years of fish health experience, or have training in veterinary medicine and/or possession of a doctorate of veterinary medicine. The successful candidate selected will be expected to acquire certification from the American Fisheries Society’s Fish Health Section as Certified Aquatic Animal Health Inspector or Certified Fishery Pathologist within their six month probation period and maintain certification throughout the duration of their employment with the department.

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Aquaculture Veterinarian in St. John’s, Canada

Reporting to the Chief Aquaculture Veterinarian, this is a highly professional position in aquatic animal health management within the Province. Work involves responsibility for veterinary service to fin (shell) fish producers and researchers in the province including the operation of diagnostic laboratories in St. John’s, St. Alban’s, and Grand Falls-Windsor, the supervision of technical personnel, and participation in the aquatic animal health regulatory program. Key responsibilities include the provision of aquatic animal health service for cultured aquatic animals, response to emergency service needs, conducting active and passive surveillance programs, conducting biosecurity audits, and providing evidence-based decision making leading to sound health policy. Preparation and delivery of public presentations will also be required.

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Veterinarian on Fish Health

You will be a member of the Fish Health department in Campbell River, BC. Your team includes a Fish Health Director, a Fish Health Manager, and freshwater and saltwater Fish Health Technicians.
Your goal is to ensure that our operations remain in compliance in the areas of food safety and quality. This requires working with external bodies to ensure timely, accurate, and effective information is provided to external bodies. You will be focused on ensuring that a quality product is consistently provided to our customers. Along with those duties you could be involved in all aspects of reporting, data analysis (fish health and production), and fish health management in order to supply information that will optimize fish health for maximum biological performance. You would have a team of fish health technicians to assist you with meeting these objectives when required.

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Director of Clinical Studies at Center for Aquaculture Technologies

Experienced, capable, and passionate about the aquaculture sector? We have an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to provide Clinical Study leadership at the Victoria, PEI site, as a customer-centric, GxP minded, Director of Clinical Studies. Overseeing a dedicated clinical team and working in a state of the art flow through aquaria you will assure the delivery of clinical trials, exceed client expectations, and provide high-quality reports which support regulatory submissions. The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies, Canada, is a young and dynamic contract research organization that provides feed and nutrition trial capability and advisory services to the global aquaculture sector.

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EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD)

The EIPOD programme underlines EMBL’s strong commitment to promoting interdisciplinary research. The institution has a long-standing tradition of scientific excellence that builds on highly interactive research between the group leaders of different research units. EIPOD projects capitalize on synergies emerging at the borders of overlapping yet separate scientific fields, and involve transferring techniques to a novel context. The programme is open to all nationalities and offers about 20 positions annually.

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If you are a prospective employer looking to recruit someone with expertise in fish and shellfish pathology please provide necessary details (job title, a short text, logo, link/attachment) by emailing the EAFP web-master: Dr Bartolomeo Gorgoglione (webmaster@eafp.org).