Job Announcement: Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate

Jan 12, 2023

Minnesota Sea Grant seeks a fisheries and aquaculture extension associate who will focus their research and outreach efforts on fisheries, aquaculture, and aquatic ecosystems in Minnesota.

    The Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) fisheries and aquaculture extension associate is a one year, full-time position (renewable for up to three years) for a highly motivated individual with experience working in fisheries and/or aquaculture research. Outreach is a critical responsibility of the position while supporting multiple projects and programs within MNSG. The fisheries and aquaculture extension associate will work under the supervision of the MNSG extension program leader and the guidance of other fisheries and aquaculture extension staff.

    Applications must be submitted online.

    Complete the online application and attach all of the following:

    1. Cover letter
    2. Resume or curriculum vitae
    3. Diversity statement
    4. Contact information for three professional references.

    Quick reference:

    • Who’s hiring: The University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program
    • Job Title: Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate
    • Job Code: 9742R5 - Researcher 5
    • Location: St. Paul or Duluth, MN
    • Full/part - time: Full-time (40 hours per week) and annually renewable for three years
    • Travel percentage: Up to 10%
    • Application open date: January 6, 2023
    • Application close date: January 30, 2023 - or until position is filled.

    Who we are

    Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) is a systemwide program of the University of Minnesota and one of 34 federal-university Sea Grant partnerships across the country that bring applied water science to communities. MNSG’s extension educators, researchers and communicators work with community members, local decision-makers, policy leaders, and personnel from resource agencies, business and industry to protect, enhance and restore habitats, ecosystems and the services those ecosystems provide. We are what makes the University of Minnesota a Sea Grant institution.

    About the position

    The position is a one year, 100% time, professional/academic appointment, including benefits, with the University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program. The title for this position is Researcher 5  (9742R5), with the working title of Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate. Expected compensation for this position will range from $45,000 to $50,000 per year plus University of Minnesota benefits.

    General Responsibilities The Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate will focus on both research and outreach efforts that involve fisheries, aquaculture, and aquatic ecosystems in Minnesota. The Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate will work in cooperation with other University of Minnesota Sea Grant staff, University of Minnesota Extension and faculty, partner agencies, organizations, and the interested public to accomplish the goals within Minnesota Sea Grant’s strategic plan.

    The Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate will:

    1. Coordinate and oversee research and extension projects
    2. Organize activities
    3. Facilitating meetings and related communications
    4. Promote and market programs
    5. Organize and coordinate outreach events and activities
    6. Collect and analyze data
    7. Write reports and manuscripts and deliver presentations
    8. Develop and manage budgets
    9. Work directly with aquaculture producers, anglers, commercial and charter fisheries and other interested parties.

    If you have questions about this position contact Extension Program Leader Amy Schrank at aschrank@umn.edu.

    Additional Information

    Minnesota Sea Grant is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant Program, which supports 34 similar programs in coastal states throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. It receives funding through the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and the University of Minnesota. The program partners with local, regional and national organizations and is an integral member of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.

    Image caption: Minnesota Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension Associate Kieran Smith feeding fish in an aquaculture tank. Image credit: Amy Schrank/Minnesota Sea Grant.

     

     

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