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Research Hatchery Manager - USA

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is seeking a hatchery manager to join the R&D team in its laboratory in San Diego, USA. This position is a key role within CAT and the manager will work collaboratively within the R&D team facilitating research projects, especially projects in genome editing and other biotechnical applications in tilapia, shrimp, and zebrafish.


  • Biosecurity.
  • Spawning and husbandry.
  • Facility equipment operations and fish life support.
  • Data collection.
  • Improve current practices, develop optimized systems and ensure that these four responsibilities are met with excellence.
  • Plan and implement hatchery upgrades or expansions.
  • Participation in R&D planning and strategy. As the R&D team is developing technologies to be implemented into commercial breeding programs, the candidate will be a resource and participate in discussions grounding research goals to the practicalities of spawning fish and operations within the hatchery.
  • Participation in experimental design. The manager will participate with the R&D team in planning experiments that examine phenotypes associated with R&D technologies.


  • A minimum of four years of expertise in maintaining facilities and spawning fish with some experience in research.
  • Experience in managing projects and coordination of internal resources is required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically and have good writing skills.
  • Team-oriented with experience managing a small team.

This is a hands-on position. Send CV and resume and provide the contact information for three references to Apply by June 2, 2020.


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