Current opportunities

PhD Studentship at Harper Adams University

PhD project title: Development and utilization of in vitro gut cell culture system to study antigen capture and presentation in salmonids

Primary Supervisor: Dr Tharangani Herath, Department of Veterinary Health and Animal Sciences; Secondary supervisor: Dr Claire Kershaw.

Closing date for entries: 9 January 2022. For more info please click here.


Senior Fish Health Manager

UVAXX (part of Barramundi Group) is a Singapore based aqua-tech company providing fish health services and autogenous vaccines to the aquaculture industry. Our business is expanding across the Asia Pacific region and we are looking for a self-starter who is a forward-thinker to help kickstart our veterinary diagnostic unit for fin fish in Broome, Western Australia.
The successful candidate will play a leading role to spearhead the development of the company’s business in Australia, first by leading the fish health management, welfare and biosecurity across Barramundi Group’s nursery and sea farm sites and lead the setup of a diagnostic lab.

Closing date for entries: 31 January 2022. For more info please click here.


Postdoctoral position at LMU Munich

The postdoctoral research associate will join a laboratory with active research program in areas of fish diseases and fisheries biology and will work with an international team. Our current research focus are studies of fish adaptive and innate immune responses in stress and disease, related to evaluation of safety and efficacy of autogenous vaccines. We are looking for independent, dynamic, and strongly self-motivated researcher to become a part of our growing team.

Closing date for entries: 31 January 2022. For more info please click here.


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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Assistant Professor in Fish Pathology or Immunology

Texas A&M University

The Department of Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management, in the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas invites applications for one full position of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in fish pathology or immunology. This is a 9-month tenure-track academic appointment with (60%) research, (30%) teaching, (10%) services with an anticipated start date of no earlier than 1 January 2022.

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Diagnostic Fish pathologist at University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Diagnostic Services Laboratory, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, invites applicants for a contract term position in fish pathology. This is a full-time, term contract position starting immediately for eleven and one-half months, with the possibility of extension. The successful candidate will be working with and collaborating with the current diagnostic fish pathologist. The primary responsibility will be to perform and report on necropsy and histopathology examinations of fin-fish and shellfish samples submitted to the AVC Diagnostic Service Laboratory. The clients of this service include researchers, provincial and private aquaculture veterinarians in the four Atlantic Provinces as well as researchers and / or aquatic laboratories nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will consult with diagnostic services bacteriology, virology, clinical pathology, toxicology and parasitology units.

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Senior Scientist

San Diego, California

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is seeking a Senior Scientist to join our Genome Editing Team in San Diego, California. The Genome Editing Team maintains expertise and drives innovation in genome editing and related technologies applied to aquatic species, with the objective of translating genome editing solutions in a practical manner to commercial breeding programs. The focus is on identifying target genes, designing editing strategies, characterizing phenotypes, and evaluating commercial value. Novel tool development and working with new species is a focus as well. The Genome Editing Team is collaborative and innovative, and the successful candidate will lead one of the research teams. The Scientist will report to the VP-Genetics.

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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 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 web-master: Dr Bartolomeo Gorgoglione (webmaster@eafp.org).