The Aquaculture and Water Quality Research Scientist will develop and implement a research and extension program tailored to unique needs of Oklahoma and the surrounding region. The incumbent will develop a productive research program with an emphasis on emerging production technologies and the marketing for commercially viable species in Oklahoma and the surrounding region and to protect water resources. The incumbent will collaborate with other faculty and staff of the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The Scientist will manage and assist in work at a field research and demonstration unit consisting of three water storage/reclamation units, 46 culture ponds, hatchery, and analytical laboratory. The Scientist must be willing to teach college-level courses in his/her areas of expertise.
Ph.D. in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Water Quality, Natural Resources, Biology, or appropriate field. Knowledge and experience in applied fisheries ecology and management. Previous experience in water quality analysis and management. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with a broad range of professionals and students. Demonstrated a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Good communication skills. Demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding and conduct research appropriate for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Capacity to work cooperatively with others in an interdisciplinary research and extension program to support the aquaculture/fisheries industry at local, state, national, and international levels. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and capacity to effectively interact with producers, agribusiness personnel, and campus faculty members.
Previous experience working with or for natural resources agencies. Previous field and lab experience. Knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and systems associated with aquaculture and aquatic organism care and water use and management. Basic knowledge of conservation genetics. Previous success in securing grants. The candidate must provide documentation of identity and eligibility for employment as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986.