Keen to attend an aquaculture conference to help with your study, but don’t have the resources to make it happen? If you’re a postgraduate student at a Scottish university, and your study is supported by an aquaculture company in Scotland, then you could be eligible for a SAIC conference grant.

UK.- The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the recently launched QUEX Institute. The joint PhD programme provides a fantastic opportunity for the most talented doctoral students to work closely with world class research groups and benefit from the combined expertise and facilities offered at the two institutions. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend, travel funds and Research Training Support Grants to the successful applicants.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

France.- A two-year postdoctoral research position is available immediately at the Roscoff Marine Laboratory, UMI “Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of Algae” in France (http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/umi-3614.html). The aim of the project is to use a combination of crossing experiments and genetic analyses in order to improve our basic knowledge of life history traits evolution in brown algae and to implement kelp selection for aquaculture. This position is funded in the context of the EU GENIALG project (H2020-EU-BG-01-2016, ID 727892).

Norway.- The Disease and Disease Transmission Research Group at the Institute of Marine Research has a vacancy for a research scientist who will develop and improve the Institute's research profile related to the ecological effects of aquaculture, with particular focus on quantifying population effects on wild salmon. The position is permanent, and will be located in Tromsø, Norway.

Penang, Malaysia.- Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing animal food sector, with 89% of production located in Asia. Moreover, overall output is expected to double over the coming 20 years, putting additional stress on many already degraded ecosystems. However, compared to other animal food sectors, aquaculture has shown potential to provide animal proteins with relatively small environmental consequences. The research related to this position aims to identify farming practices that could allow the aquaculture sector to double its output, without increasing its environment footprint.

Iceland.- The University Centre of the Westfjords has recently concluded its weeklong course on innovation in aquaculture in the southern Westfjords, where participants were introduced to aquaculture through visits to companies, and also worked on innovation projects. The course made full use of its proximity to local companies and the group of students was warmly welcomed by all the businesses.

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