Current opportunities

Ph.D. Assistantship Opportunities in Fish Health and Disease at Texas
A&M University

In these Ph.D. projects, students will engage in both in vitro bench laboratory studies (approximately 60%) and experimental in vivo trials (around 40%) with commercially important fish species, such as catfish, bass, and tilapia. The research will focus on the impact of functional feed additives on fish health and disease resistance to major freshwater fish pathogens encountered in the U.S. aquaculture industry. The projects encompass nutritional, immunological, and microbiological aspects, along with genomic and proteomic analyses. Review of applications will begin on September 20th and continue until the positions are filled.

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Two PhD Postgraduate Research Opportunities

PhD 1: Investigating the epidemiology of complex gill disease in Irish Atlantic salmon.

PhD 2: Molecular analysis of the host-parasite interaction in gill disease of Atlantic salmon.

Deadline for application 19th May 2023 (12 noon). 

Chief Executive Officer Health & Nutrition Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada

Reporting to the Board, the CEO provides the leadership and vision to achieve CATC’s long-term goals and objectives. The CEO is accountable for working closely with the Board, staff and key stakeholders in articulating a vision, setting priorities and delivering on the strategy that delivers top and bottom-line objectives, championing a corporate culture that has quality, service, innovation, collaboration and empowerment as its pillars. They are responsible for building capacity for growth and ensuring strong commercial relationships with clients and suppliers and leading the organization internally through good corporate governance, regulatory compliance and operational excellence. The CEO will build effective and productive external relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including industry, government regulators and academics. 

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Aquatic Animal Health Fellowship

This is a one-year program designed to train post-graduate veterinarians in the field of aquatic animal health. Specifically, this program will train candidates to integrate expertise in aquatic animal medicine into the broader fields of animal, human, and ecosystem health, through experiences from aquaculture, fisheries, public aquaria, companion animal medicine, academia and research. An additional goal of the fellowship program is to increase the diversity of veterinarians involved in aquatic animal medicine. Candidates are encouraged to address this and how their selection will help achieve enhanced diversity.

Deadline for application 1st April 2023. For more info please click here.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Temporary for 2 years) Full Time

The Moredun Group is seeking a full time postdoctoral research scientist to join the Vaccines and Diagnostics Department at its Moredun Research Institute. This is an exciting opportunity to join an interdisciplinary collaborative EU project (Horizon Europe) involving a European consortium of 30 partners (Cure4Aqua: Curing EU aquaculture by co-creating health and welfare innovations): Developing vaccines and diagnostics for European aquaculture. The overall goal of Cure4Aqua is to contribute to the transformation of the European aquaculture industry, improving (aquatic) animal health and welfare and supporting the environmentally friendly, inclusive, safe and healthy production of seafood. 

Deadline for application 21st February 2023. For more info please click here.

Experienced Histopathologist

We continue to grow in the field of diagnostics consisting of histology and bacteriology, and with new owners behind us, we are investing even more heavily to enable us to offer the very best diagnostic solution to our customers. We want to strengthen our histology team with more skilled histopathologists. We are looking for you if you are an experienced diagnostician who would like to join our team. 

Deadline for application 31st March 2023. For more info please click here.

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. 

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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. 

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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