Shellfish hatchery studentships available, NAFC Marine Centre, UHI

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by Heather Jones

Chief Executive Officer

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) has two shellfish hatchery studentships for summer 2018 based at the NAFC Marine Centre in Shetland. These posts are funded and supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

The positions are expected to last for four months; there is a preference for July – October, but this is negotiable.

The successful candidates will be working on Phase 2 of the Scottish Shellfish Hatchery Stepping Stone Project and will be involved in cultivation of microalgae and in the development of breeding and cultivation techniques for the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis).

The Shellfish Hatchery Studentships will work closely with the Project Team and Aquaculture Manager.

Applicants should have a good standard of general education and have practical skills. Careful record-keeping and good interpersonal and communication skills are required. Previous experience of aquaculture (e.g. microalgae or shellfish production) is an advantage, but not essential.

The setup and enabling of the project has been funded by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and SAIC, and more information on the project can be found here.

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Gregg Arthur: gregg.arthur@uhi.ac.uk