Current Vacancies

Professor in Fish and Wildlife Health in Bern, Switzerland

The Vetsuisse Faculty invites applications for a professorship in fish and wildlife health and director of the Institute of Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI), within the Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology. The position is tenable from February 2020 onwards. The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally competitive program of extramurally funded research on fish and wildlife health. The department is particularly interested in attracting candidates with a strong research interest in host-pathogen interactions at both individual host and population level, as well as expertise ranging from the molecular mechanisms of diseases, through environmental effects on hosts and/or pathogens (e.g. ecotoxicology), to evolutionary aspects of health and disease. Collaborations with established local groups working on host-pathogen interactions, Veterinary Public Health and Herd Health Management, and disease ecology are expected.

Application deadline by 30 April 2018. For more info please click here.

Industry-academia PhD projects at the Institute of Aquaculture in Stirling, Scotland

1. Control of Salmon Gill poxvirus on Aquafarms in Scotland. PI: Prof Manfred Weidmann ([email protected]), industry partner Cooke Aquaculture.

2. Characterization of the smoltification process in modern aquaculture systems and triploid Atlantic salmon. PI: Prof Herve Migaud ([email protected]) and industry partner AquaGen Scotland Ltd.

3. Evaluating efficacy of prophylactic health products (PHP) for intensive-shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) culture under commercial production conditions in Andhra Pradesh, India. PI: Dr Francis Murray ([email protected]), industry partner ANANDA Group AP.

4. Improving disease resistance in Rainbow trout to Flavobacterium psychrophilum, the causative agent of Rainbow Trout Fry Syndrome (RTFS). PI: Prof Alexandra Adams ([email protected]), Dr Rowena Hoare ([email protected]), industry partners AquaGen Scotland Ltd and Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd.

5. Performance assessment of emergent aquaculture technology: towards enhanced benefits for producers and consumers. PI: Prof Dave Little ([email protected]), industry partner Worldfish, Penang Malaysia.

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PhD student position (GRA) in Aquatic Animal Health

Dr. Cova Arias’ laboratory at Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences is seeking to fill a PhD student position (GRA) in Aquatic Animal Health. The student will work on a USDA-funded project investigating the efficacy of a new columnaris vaccine under experimental field conditions. This program includes the expectation of high research activity marked by scholarship in the field of specialization. In addition, the student will be expected to contribute to the diagnosis of pathogens of inland, coastal, and marine fishes and invertebrates as part of the Southeast Cooperative Fish Parasite and Disease Project (a multi-state aquatic animal disease diagnostics laboratory serving fisheries and natural resource agencies throughout the southeastern United States). The position is located in Auburn AL 36849 at the Center for Advance Science, Innovation, and Commerce of Auburn University.

For more info please click here.

Marine Hatchery career opportunities

Several positions are available at the Marine Hatchery of Otter Ferry Seafish Ltd, in Loch Fyne, Scotland.

More info can be retrieved by contacting Ed Tame: [email protected]

Zebrafish Aquaculture Research Technician

The Zebrafish Aquaculture Facility at New York University School of Medicine has a position available for a Zebrafish Aquaculture Research Technician starting the earliest on July 2/2018.
The selected Technician will work in a team setting to support scientific research in the labs of Drs. Holger Knaut and Jesús Torres-Vázquez at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University. Responsibilities include: oversight of our 1000 sq. ft. 3500-tank zebrafish aquaculture facility, breeding and rearing zebrafish, maintenance/repair of the water system and assistance with experiments investigating the genetic regulation of zebrafish development.

For more info please click here.

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Marine Aquaculture Science – University of California, Davis


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Zebrafish-Related Job Announcements

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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 by emailing the EAFP web-master: Dr Bartolomeo Gorgoglione ([email protected]).