Current opportunities

Aquatic Animal Health Veterinarian

Reporting to the Chief Aquatic Animal Health Veterinarian, the incumbent will provide a full spectrum of aquatic animal health veterinary service, including the provision of rapid and competent disease diagnosis, treatment and preventative management recommendations for aquatic animal populations.

The candidate will frequently consult with aquaculturists to respond emergency and general population health issues. The successful applicant must apply provincial aquatic animal health policy and regulations and work closely with provincial and national officials to aid in development of health surveillance programs. They will conduct work relating to the provincial aquatic animal health surveillance programs requiring extensive travel throughout the province.

Deadline for application 2nd February 2023. For more info please click here.

PhD Program in Fish Health

The Department of Pathology & Microbiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) is currently seeking a candidate to complete a four-year PhD research project in fish health. The position will provide a minimum stipend of $40,000 Canadian /year with the possibility of supplementation through both internal and external awards and scholarships. Pending project funding, the successful candidate will ideally begin work in May 2023. The project focuses on characterizing the nature of skin diseases affecting wild salmonid species in Prince Edward Island (PEI) rivers, and will involve field work, laboratory-based techniques, and pathologic investigations. Over the last five years, anecdotal observations have been made of unusually high numbers of salmonid fish (primarily brook and rainbow trout) with skin diseases in certain rivers on PEI. Affected fish have been reported during the summer and fall seasons by a variety of stakeholders including provincial biologists, watershed volunteers, and residents. Occasionally diseased trout have been submitted to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) for necropsy investigation which invariably revealed extensive patches of grey cottony growths on the skin consistent with infection with an Oomycete species (sometimes referred to as “water mold”). These anecdotal reports of increased incidence of oomycosis in PEI salmonid species is concerning to fisherman and provincial stake holders. An increase in oomycosis in PEI salmonids could suggest exposure to environmental contaminants, increased physiological stressors, or changes in hydrological factors such as reduced flow rate and water temperature. To our knowledge, studies on the prevalence of oomycosis and factors impacting its occurrence in PEI rivers are lacking and will be essential to determine the significance of this disease to salmonid populations as well as identifying possible risk factors leading to increased incidence in some rivers as compared to others.  

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A three-year researcher position in fish health management and husbandry

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has a vacant 3-year position as a researcher in the expanding area of sustainable aquaculture development internationally, with a desired start-up as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for competent candidates with interest and experience from working internationally with farmed aquatic animal health management and husbandry. The right candidate will be joining our team of experts in epidemiology, biosecurity, diagnostics and applied health management.

Deadline for application 16th January 2023. For more info please click here.

Evaluation of the Mucosal Immune Response in Channel Catfish to Novel Flavobacterium Covae Recombinant Protein Vaccines

To meet the needs for continued growth and sustainability of the aquaculture industry and to increase its profitability, the Aquatic Animal Health Research Unit is developing strategies that will prevent large economic losses in the aquaculture industry caused by different fish pathogens. This research opportunity will involve studying the catfish mucosal adaptive immune response to both F. covae infection and after vaccination using novel vaccines that have been developed by ARS scientists.

Deadline for application 30th November 2022. For more info please click here.

Junior scientist at Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut

The FLI Greifswald – Insel Riems site has a vacancy for the position of a junior scientist with focus on aquaculture (m/f/d) to be filled as soon as possible, but latest by December 1st 2022. The aim is to enable scientists with a doctorate to build a career in academic research. Through funding of up to five years, the post holder will be given the opportunity to habilitate on a defined research topic in the field of aquaculture. The topic should deal with current, innovative and interdisciplinary issues in interdisciplinary cooperation with the specialist institutes of the FLI. The effects of trade, husbandry, nutritional and environmental conditions on fish health as well as corresponding stress reactions to infectious diseases should be the research subject. The research question should primarily deal with farmed fish (e.g. trout, carp, tilapia).

Deadline for application 31st August 2022. For more info please click here.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery OR Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Clinical Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of California-Davis

Veterinarian (DVM or equivalent) with advanced expertise in zoological companion animal medicine and surgery is required. Board-certified or board eligible by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) by the effective date of appointment is required. Clinical experience and competence in zoological companion animal medicine and surgery is required; clinical experience in aquatic animal health including pet fish is desired. Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching zoological companion animal medicine and surgery is required. For the Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery position, a documented record of creative scholarship or the potential to develop a clinical research program in the discipline is required. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere, and demonstrated (or potential) accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity and inclusion. UC Davis is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting faculty who will contribute substantively to diversity. A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment begins (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals without a full California license must obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1) by the time of appointment.

Deadline for application 5th August 2022. For more info please click here.

Research Scientist at Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut

The Institute of Infectology, at the headquarters in Greifswald – Insel Riems is offering a permanent position as a Research Scientist (m/f/d) to start at 01.08.2022. The position is to be filled with the regular weekly working hours (currently 41 hours). The employment is based on the civil service regulations of the Federal Civil Servants Act, the salary scale and further regulations. The appointment takes place if the personal suitability and the legal career requirements are met with the entry office for the career of the higher service, salary group A 13h BBesO, with reference to the civil servant relationship on probation.

Deadline for application 30th June 2022. For more info please click here.

Fish Health Veterinarian at AquaTactics, Washington, USA

Reporting to the General Manager, the Fish Health Veterinarian will be responsible for supporting the aquaculture industry by improving fish health and providing veterinary services and production medicine to all types of aquaculture in North America and eventually throughout the world. You will also have the opportunity to participate in wet lab and clinical field trial research of fish health biologicals and pharmaceuticals and specialize in fish vaccine development and clinical application and follow-up.

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Aquatic Animal Pathologist at Roger Williams University

The RWU Department of Biology, Marine Biology, and Environmental Science (BMBES) in the Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position of Aquatic Animal Veterinary Pathologist. It is expected that an appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This faculty position has duties shared between the department and the Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) in the Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED). The laboratory is a fully functioning diagnostic laboratory with two technicians and 3-5 undergraduate student employees and provides aquatic diagnostic services to aquaculturists and aquariums in the tri-state area (MA, CT, and RI).

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PhD Programs in Aquatic Animal Health available in Hong Kong

City-University in Hong Kong want to fill Two PhD openings for the 2022 Fall semester. One of these positions is an interdisciplinary PhD program with collaboration in Cornell Veterinary College, USA, where the candidate will spend three years in CityU in Hong Kong and one year in Cornell. Interested students should contact Dr Wenlong (Colin) Cai, Assistant Professor of Aquatic Animal Health, Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health , Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences.

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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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