Aquaculture Scientist

Monterey Bay, California Full Time

Job Details

The Aquaculture Scientist will generate and review Seafood Watch assessments to support the program's sustainable seafood recommendations and internal expertise on top priority seafood species.

Core Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Seafood Watch Aquaculture Team, refine and implement our institutional vision of sustainable aquaculture
  • Assist the Seafood Watch Aquaculture Team with tracking, prioritizing and scoping of assessments
  • Compile, synthesize and analyze scientific information on various aquaculture operations including peer-reviewed journal articles, industry and government reports, farm-level data, and other reviews of sustainability
  • Engage in personal contacts with industry, NGO members, government personnel, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Develop and review assessments using the Seafood Watch Standard for Aquaculture
  • Communicate the Seafood Watch Standard for Aquaculture with all relevant stakeholders
  • Analyze and develop assessments of other organizations' standards for farm-level certification of aquaculture practices for use by Seafood Watch
  • Maintain ongoing expertise on key Seafood Watch priority species, and knowledge of emerging issues and innovations in aquaculture
  • Work in a team environment with Monterey Bay Aquarium partner organizations and other stakeholders to shape the vision for aquaculture, and strengthen the scientific rigor of the program
  • Act as a spokesperson for the Seafood Watch program on aquaculture sustainability by giving talks at meetings, and participating in relevant workshops and other outreach


Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education

  • Master's degree (or near completion) in an aquaculture related field
  • Strong understanding of different aquaculture systems, species, practices, and associated ecological risks
  • Demonstrated understanding of emerging issues in marine conservation and aquaculture
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Must be a self-starter, with strong time management and multi-tasking skills, able to work independently without much oversight
  • Ability to travel domestically and globally
  • Comfortable presenting to large groups on controversial subjects
  • Ability to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core Values


Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge, comfort and proficiency working in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software


Ancillary Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the Seafood Watch Standard for Aquaculture

Contact Information

Monterey Bay Aquarium

To apply:

Post Date: 5/14/2019 9:11:35 AM
Closing Date: 5/27/2019 12:00:00 AM