Senior Aquaculture Research Scientist – Industry Marine Pathobiology Specialist

Posted 3 weeks ago

Location: Los Alamos, NM (Remote with travel during COVID-19)

Compensation: $100K – $130K plus benefits

Application: Attach your CV and cover letter for review

About this opportunity: 

Pebble Labs is a cutting-edge biotechnology company dedicated to creating safe, sustainable solutions for global food security issues. Our mission is to develop breakthrough disruptive technologies that address the greatest agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental challenges facing the globe. We are rapidly growing and are looking for enthusiastic and driven contributors to join a multicultural and diverse scientific team.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to join a growing research and development team devoted to developing solutions for emerging diseases in aquaculture that impact global food security. The ideal candidate will be expected to carry out independent research to achieve project and company goals related to discovery, research, development, project support, and commercialization. 

Pebble Labs is located in the scientific hub of Los Alamos, New Mexico and draws upon the synergy of one of the top laboratories in the United States. Neighboring Santa Fé and Taos communities with its diverse cultural, artistic and music scene, together with outdoors activities including skiing, hiking and fishing in the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains, offers a unique living and family friendly environment.

What we’re looking for

  • PhD in aquaculture sciences, microbiology, biology, immunology, or related field of study, preferably focused on aquaculture diseases
  • At least five (5) years of experience in aquaculture in an industry setting
  • Core background in crustacean aquaculture, crustacean farming, crustacean nutrition and diseases
  • Extensive experience in disease management in aquaculture with an emphasis on shrimp
  • Hands-on experience in designing, conducting and managing field trials
  • Strong Molecular biology and microbiology skills
  • Extensive experience participating in research projects, investigations and aquatic/biological studies in which the scope and objectives are established and based on standardized procedures and participates in translating the outcomes and results to form recommendations for management 
  • Demonstration of excellence in scientific productivity through peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals as lead contributor
  • Demonstration of innovative science productivity
  • Communication Impact – excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstration of capability to work well collaboratively and to transition efficiently to new projects as needed
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, data analysis, and problem solving skills
  • Availability to travel within and outside of the USA (25-50%)

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