Current opportunities

Research Physiologist (Immunology)/ Research Microbiology

This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center, in Orono, ME. The incumbent identifies projects in Atlantic salmon or other emerging cold water fish species of industry as priority research, organizes collaborative efforts, plans and executes the research, and publishes and presents results from the research to all interested groups.

Deadline for application by 5 February 2021. For further info please click here.

Fish Health Veterinarian Positions – Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is hiring two fish vets at either the VM2 or VM3 level (experience and qualification dependent). There are two pending vacancies both based on Vancouver Island: one veterinary position is available in the Fish Health division of Aquaculture Management Division (AMD) based in Courtenay, British Columbia, the second veterinary position is with the Salmon Enhancement Program (SEP) based in Nanaimo, BC, but other work locations may be considered. Both positions will be offered initially as a six month term, with the option for indefinite employment for suitable candidates.

Deadline for application by 29 January 2021. For further info please click here.


Doctoral Training opportunities at the Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Scotland:

• EastBio (CASE) DTP: Nanoparticle delivery of fish vaccines using novel mucosal adjuvants and functional feeds

• Quadrat (CASE) DTP: Targeted functional genomic approaches to understand climate change driven emergence of proliferative kidney disease in American river networks

• QUADRAT DTP: Actions of early life endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure on adult fish health using the zebrafish model

• EASTBIO DTP: Dynamic interactions between health and growth in salmon: The role of insulin like factor binding proteins

Aquaculture Veterinarian in St. Alban’s, Canada

Permanent position at the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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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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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 (