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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Salmon Aquaculture (id:67521)
University of Maine in Orono, Maine
Date Posted 03/28/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Salmon Aquaculture (id:67521)


Aquaculture Research Institute - OARI



Orono, ME

We are recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team of finfish reproductive biologists, endocrinologists, and aquatic animal health experts to address issues related to the culture of Atlantic salmon, including those cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Key areas of interest include: identification of biomarkers of broodstock quality and optimization of RAS-specific broodstock; identification of biomarkers of embryo and alevin quality; mitigation of early maturation in RAS. Research foci will depend in part on the post-doctoral researcher’s area of expertise. Researchers with limited experience with Atlantic salmon, but that possess skills (e.g. omics, molecular, mass spectrometry, etc) that could be applied to address these research priorities, will also be considered. Typical hiring range for this soft-money funded position is $48,000 to $52,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) brings together researchers and faculty from multiple disciplines at UMaine, key industry partners, and applied R&D opportunities, to enable UMaine’s aquaculture research portfolio to embrace the entire innovation development pipeline. More information on the Aquaculture Research Institute can be found here: https://umaine.edu/aquaculture/ .


Complete Job Description

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.


Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/


The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits  for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.


UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 


Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here .


  • Ph.D. in Aquaculture, Biology, Molecular Biology, or associate field. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate productively with others on research. 


  • Experience with grant writing. 
  • Experience with RAS. 
  • Enhanced knowledge of statistics and statistical analyses.
  • Understanding of the tnets of sustainable aquaculture. 
  • Experience in extension. 

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:


1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references


You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: May 18, 2021
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: June 1, 2021
Tentative start date: July 1, 2021


For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Heather Hamlin at heather.hamlin@maine.edu or 207-745-0834.


Appropriate background checks are required.


The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Fiscal Year (12 Months)

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