Job Posting: Research Chair in Aquatic Biosciences

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre is seeking a Ph.D. or DVM with expertise in aquatic animal health Jenn O'Donnell August 25, 2017

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre  is immediately seeking an entrepreneurial, highly motivated and dynamic individual who works well both individually and with a team of technicians and research scientists to fill a Research Scientist position funded through the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair (NBIRC) in Aquatic Biosciences program. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear evidence to develop and implement contracts with private sector clients, including experimental design, data analysis and reporting. The NBIRC is expected to exclusively focus on research to help private sector companies develop new and improved products and technology consistent with the purpose of the NBIRC program.

Aquatic Services is a multi-faceted department that conducts professional research with core competency in broodstock development & selective breeding, aquatic environmental toxicology, and aquatic animal health. The department serves a broad client base from the private sector (e.g., aquaculture industry, pharmaceutical companies, oil & gas etc.), all levels of government and academic institutions nationally and internationally.


  • Work within a team to develop project contract opportunities related to the NBIRC in Aquatic Biosciences program, primarily associated with regulatory data collection such as efficacy challenges, target animal safety, broodstock pathogen challenges, novel pathogen model development etc.
  • Serve as Study Director from a GLP perspective on Huntsman aquatic animal health projects.
  • Provide input to the project budget and Study Plan development process.
  • Analysis of quality checked data and report preparation.
  • Conversion of client reports into peer-reviewed manuscripts for submission when opportunities to do so arise.
  • Will be involved with some hands-on technical aspects of specific projects as necessary following Huntsman Standard Operating Procedures and Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Opportunities will be available to acquire adjunct status at universities to facilitate student involvement within the NBIRC research program when appropriate.

Qualifications and skills:

  • A Ph.D. and/or DVM and subsequent experience with research focused primarily on aquatic animal health within a controlled laboratory setting.
  • Field aquatic animal health and clinical trial experience is an asset.
  • Proven track record to develop and implement commercial client projects is an asset.
  • Solid statistical analysis capabilities using pertinent statistical analysis software.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.

Applications are being accepted immediately until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send single electronic submission with cover letter, CV and three references (including e-mail and telephone number) to:

HR Office

Huntsman Marine Science Centre

1 Lower Campus Road St. Andrews, NB

E5B 2L7


The employer thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. Although Canadians and permanent residents to Canada will be given priority, all qualified candidates will be given full consideration.

View the job posting on The Huntsman’s website.

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