The Employment Service was established in
1985 by the World Aquaculture Society to assist its membership and the
international aquaculture community with current job and career information.
The annual posting of jobs and CVs at WAS international and US Aquaculture Society (USAS) Chapter meetings,
and the online job and resume databases via the Internet serve as a
clearinghouse for employment opportunities and information. The job and CV databases are maintained throughout the year by the Employment Service
The WASES is provided at no cost to businesses, academic and other non-profit institutions, NGOs, state/federal agencies, employed professionals and students in support of the international aquaculture community. Besides aquaculture, other fields like fisheries, aquatic sciences and seafood are included along with graduate assistantships, post-docs, and internships. Listings for CVs are removed after 6 months and job announcements are open until the closing date you set on the submission form. Jobs and CVs are typically posted within 1-2 days after receiving them.
Please contact the Employment Service Coordinator with all your comments, questions and suggestions.
Thank you, John Ewart
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We are pleased to announce
the opening of our International Mariculture Internship Program, at no cost, to student members of the World Aquaculture Society. For additional information
Closing Date: May 28 2021
The Conservation Fund (Freshwater Institute)
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Closing Date: Feb 16 2021
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Closing Date: Feb 08 2021
Scottish Sea Farms
Barcaldine, Argyll, Scotland UK
Closing Date: Jan 20 2021
Esbjerg DK or Møre & Romsdal, Norway
Closing Date: Feb 14 2021
NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU
About the position
The Department of Biology has a vacancy for a PhD position in marine fish larval nutrition (aquaculture), starting as soon as possible.
The PhD candidate will be enrolled at the Department of Biology (IBI) at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, and the study will be organized as part of the PhD program at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at NTNU. The appointment is for three years, with the possibility of up to one-year extension with teaching duties in agreement with the department. The main supervisor for this PhD candidate will be professor Elin Kjørsvik at IBI (https://www.ntnu.no/ansatte/elin.kjorsvik).
The PhD position is funded by NTNU, and it is part of the NTNU aquaculture research projects related to Lipid Nutrition in Fish. You will work at NTNU Department of Biology within the Marine Science Group. The project will primarily be carried out at NTNU with possible periodic research stays at collaborating institutions.
The project background is that high production costs, variable growth, survival, and deformities are bottlenecks in marine fish juvenile production. Variability in juvenile quality may affect growth in sea cages and gives poor production predictability. Many of these problems can be attributed to suboptimal feeding during the larval stages. Despite the knowledge of the importance of dietary lipid composition, there is little information on the quantitative and qualitative requirements in larval and juvenile diets. Especially the phospholipids (PL) are important structural and functional components of cell membranes, brain and eye tissues, and larval stages are sensitive towards dietary PL deficiency.
Duties of the position
The aim of the PhD project is to gain a deeper understanding of dietary lipid requirements in marine fish larvae and juveniles, with a focus on larval nutrition, phospholipid requirements, and digestive and growth processes. In pursuit of this aim, the PhD candidate’s project is based on:
nutritional experiments with fish larvae and juveniles
analytical work based on own experiments and analyses from previous experimental activity; using e.g. light and electron microscopy, stereology, molecular analysis (gene expression), behavior, biochemistry.
You will be encouraged to have a research stay with a collaborating university outside Norway during the research period.