The NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the James J. Howard Laboratory located in Highlands (Sandy Hook), New Jersey. A Ph.D. is required for this position. Applicants should have a background in 1) marine finfish aquaculture and hatchery operations, 2) marine science or fisheries science, and 3) fish physiology. Grant writing experience is desirable. The incumbent will be expected to perform travel and participate in scientific conferences.
The incumbent will play a significant role in the further development of finfish aquaculture research capacity at the Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory and integrate it within the Northeast and nationally (e.g. NOAA Office of Aquaculture, USDA Agricultural Research Service). The incumbent will ideally develop a research program which address priorities described below and is expected to work in a small team. We are looking for someone to help improve our current hatchery operations and to help identify target finfish aquaculture species. Marine species for research consideration may be local to the east coast or of global significance. Developing projects that work with regional industry collaborators and resource managers is highly desirable. Communication and outreach to stakeholders and the research community (seminars, workshops, traditional scientific outlets) will also be an important component of the work. Major objectives are to increase research capacity, develop or identify useful technologies and recommend best management practices that will support finfish aquaculture hatchery operations in Sandy Hook and promote environmentally safe, sustainable and efficient finfish aquaculture production.
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