[Coral-List] aquaculture position in the bahamas

Annabelle Oronti oronti at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Mar 6 11:10:50 EST 2008

Aquaculture and Wet Lab Manager

The Cape Eleuthera Institute (www.ceibahamas.org) requires an Aquaculture and Wet Lab Manager for an immediate start. The position will be based at the Cape Eleuthera Institute research facility in south Eleuthera, The Bahamas. The successful candidate will work with the Director of Research and the Research Manager to help oversee current aquaculture research activities and manage the daily running of the wet lab. The candidate will also be expected to connect primary aquaculture research to education and outreach at The Island School (www.islandschool.org).


The duties of the Aquaculture and Wet Lab Manager will include but not be limited to the following - 

Managing the day-to-day functions of the 5000ft2 wet lab and all associated support systems, including a flow through seawater system, pumps, filtration systems, air blowers, oxygen generators and freshwater recirculation system. 

Oversee the daily feeding and husbandry for all fish held in the wet lab (cobia, bonefish, tilapia, juvenile lemon sharks). 

Manage the ongoing offshore aquaculture program including brood stock maintenance, rotifer and artemia culture, larval rearing and fingerling grow out.

Connect the primary research conducted at Cape Eleuthera Institute with education and outreach by running ongoing scientific investigations with small groups of students from The Island School. 

Manage, mentor and educate a team of wet lab and research interns that help facilitate the daily running of the wet lab and aquaculture programs.

Collaborate with internal and external research partners on grant writing and manuscript preparation.

Provide support for visiting scientists that require tank space in the wet lab.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience: 

Preferred academic qualifications - BS/BSc in a biology related field with three years relevant experience in commercial or research aquaculture, or an MS/MSc with two years experience.

A broad base of practical experience with installing and maintaining flow through and recirculating aquaculture systems, including all associated support systems (Pumps, Air Blowers, Oxygen Generators, Plumbing, Filtration).

Familiarity with the larval rearing of fish including the culture of live feed. 

A broad understanding of fish health relating to, bacteria, parasites and water quality parameters.

Experience of experimental design, scientific process, biological statistics and scientific writing.

An interest in integrating primary research and education. Prior teaching experience will be an asset. 

Experience preparing research grants. 

Candidates must be comfortable living and working in a remote, small island community. 

Preference will be give to candidates with dive certifications however training is available for the right applicant. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Room and board, medical, dental, annual travel stipend.

Closing date: Until filled.

Preferred start date: Negotiable, but no later than April 2008.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume to Annabelle Oronti, Research Manager, Cape Eleuthera Institute & Island School, 498 SW 34th Street, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33315. Applications will be accepted via conventional mail, e-mail (annabelleoronti at ceibahamas.org), or fax (954-337-3799).

Annabelle Oronti

Research Manager, Cape Eleuthera Institute

Mail: 498 SW 34th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Florida, 33315

US Tel: (609) 945 0710

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