Ocean Associates Inc. (OAI) is seeking applicants for a full-time Aquaculture, Marine fish, and shellfish Biologist position to support the NOAA Manchester Research Station in Port Orchard, WA. OAI is a Virginia corporation established in 2003 that provides consulting and technical services to the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and the private sector. We specialize in scientific program and project management, strategic planning, professional and technical services, and stakeholder engagement, supporting government contracts.
The purpose of the Aquaculture and Marine Fish and Shellfish Biology Program is to study biological questions pivotal to the sustainability of natural marine fish and shellfish populations and their artificial propagation for aquaculture. The goal is to utilize information gained from studying wild populations to enhance aquaculture. In reverse, information gained from experiments on artificial propagation can be used to understand the dynamics of wild marine fish and shellfish populations and to aid in their management. Our science is used by commercial and NGO partners to enable and optimize their aquaculture operations.
The employee shall culture marine fish and shellfish. The employee shall be required to participate in the construction and maintenance of life support systems for the culture of marine fish and shellfish and in the propagation and husbandry of adult larval marine fish and shellfish. The employee will be expected to maintain records of the physical characteristics of life support systems and of the animals being maintained in those systems.
Task 1 – Life Support Systems
Task 2 – Animal Husbandry
Task 3 – Live Feeds
Task 4 – Data Collection
Start Date: ASAP
Location: NOAA Manchester Research Station, Port Orchard, WA.
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary, commensurate with experience, between $22 and $26/hr.
Bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university with a major in fisheries biology, zoology, environmental studies, aquaculture, or a related field, plus at least 2 years of experience in the task order duties.
Additional preferred qualifications include:
Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application.
Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following: