Post-Doctoral Research Associate ‐ Marine Food Fish Aquaculture

Agency
University of Florida
Location
University of Florida Fort Pierce FL
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
$47,476
Start Date
01/03/2019
Last Date to Apply
11/01/2018
Description
Start: January 3, 2019 (Spring semester) or when suitable candidate is identified Program: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and Indian River Research and Education Center (Dr. Cortney Ohs, Dr. Matthew DiMaggio, Dr. Joshua Patterson, Dr. Angela Collins) Deadline: November 1, 2018 or as soon as a suitable candidate is identified Description: We are currently seeking applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position investigating marine aquaculture production methods for Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus, in Florida. The successful applicant will investigate broodstock acquisition and handling, captive reproduction, egg incubation, and larval culture methods for this valuable species. The proposed investigations will be executed through the collaborative efforts of researchers at the University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Center for Conservation, and Florida Sea Grant. Location: This position will be located at the University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center (https://irrec.ifas.ufl.edu) a multi-disciplinary research and extension center located in Fort Pierce, FL with a 26 acre fully equipped aquaculture research lab (https://irrec.ifas.ufl.edu/aquaculture). Some of the research may be conducted at the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (https://tal.ifas.ufl.edu/), also a fully equipped research and extension center located in Ruskin, Florida. These are part of the Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (http://sfrc.ufl.edu). Qualifications: • Ph.D. degree in biology, zoology, marine sciences, aquaculture or related discipline • Demonstrated research experience and familiarity with marine aquaculture, induced spawning, and culturing marine larvae using multiple live food organisms is highly desirable • Ability to oversee daily activity of a multi-faceted research project and maintenance of live fish in multiple recirculating aquaculture systems • Assist graduate student to implement research project objectives • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Proven record of publishing research results in peer reviewed journals and extension documents Salary/Benefits: Salary of $47,476 annually, plus fringe benefits. Contract will be for 1 year with 1 additional year possible based upon performance. Application: Interested applicants should submit the following documents as a single pdf or word file via email to Dr. Cortney Ohs, (cohs@ufl.edu) by the November 1, 2018. • Cover letter summarizing interest in the position, qualifications and experience, as well as research and career aspirations • Curriculum Vitae • Unofficial academic transcripts • Unofficial GRE scores • Names and contact information for three professional references
Qualifications
• Ph.D. degree in biology, zoology, marine sciences, aquaculture or related discipline • Demonstrated research experience and familiarity with marine aquaculture, induced spawning, and culturing marine larvae using multiple live food organisms is highly desirable • Ability to oversee daily activity of a multi-faceted research project and maintenance of live fish in multiple recirculating aquaculture systems • Assist graduate student to implement research project objectives • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Proven record of publishing research results in peer reviewed journals and extension documents
Contact Person
Cortney Ohs
Contact eMail
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