Research Assistant Scientist: Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture and Fisheries (SEAFISH) Program

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The scientist will play an important role in developing all aspects of the SEAFISH program by helping faculty and staff in the MSC obtain funding, conduct wide-ranging transdisciplinary research, manage data, help develop new graduate programs and students, and help recruit and support combined faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities and disseminating results. Research efforts will focus on promoting local, regional and global sustainable aquaculture and fishing practices in fisheries and aquaculture and fisheries enhanced aquaculture and aquaculture enhanced fisheries emerging areas s well as ocean food ecosystems developments by working marketing outlets which returns value to marine businesses through the promotion of marine resources.


  • Organize and facilitate research within the SEAFISH Program including cooperative, transdisciplinary faculty, partner and undergraduate and graduate research.
  • Conduct research focused on promoting local and worldwide sustainable aquaculture and fishing practices as directed.
  • Perform leadership liaison with students, faculty, staff or other department/programs and exterior university and businesses to explain priorities, serve as an advocate for the UNE SEAFISH Program, help develop and implement policies/procedures, guests, partners and assist in the management and development of leading workshops and symposia.
  • Provide scientific support and assist UNE marine faculty and staff in identifying, developing and preparing grants, research and reports
  • Coordinate outreach events between the Marine Science Center and internal/external organizations including in-coming students, local school groups and the general public.
  • Oversee and carry out various day-to-day administrative functions as assigned.  
  • Compile a variety of information from both manual and computerized records and files for regular and specialized reports and in response to specific requests by supervisors.
  • Confer regularly with supervisor and/or various organization/individuals outside the University to plan and coordinate activities, exchange information, resolve problems and the like.
  • Completes the University’s new employee orientation and sexual harassment training within 30 days of the day of hire.
  • Understand and complies with the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in marine science, plus two years of relevant administrative experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Knowledgeable in marine science, aquaculture, seafood science, fisheries biology, fish physiology or related fields, and includes a minimum of two years of laboratory and field experience and strong reasoning, writing and communication (both oral and verbal) skills.   
  • Good basic administrative and organizational skills.  Experience in organizing and maintaining moderately complex filing and records systems.  Previous experience with computerized information systems is required.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of University personnel, students, and/or outside individuals/organizations.
  • Experience in marine outreach and education, including knowledge in the marine ecosystems and species typical to the New England region
  • Previous UNE experience desirable.

* Background check may be required.

Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


Human Resources Office
University of New England

The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates.