California Sea Grant Extension Specialist - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Application Deadline: January 03, 2020
Contact— Rose Madson / / (858) 534-4601

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California Sea Grant seeks a California Sea Grant Extension Specialist, to be based  in San Luis Obispo, California at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). The extension specialist will be a full-time employee of Cal Poly hired as a research scientist.  

The program seeks an interdisciplinary, applied marine scientist with experience or interest in conservation, management, and local issues in San Luis Obispo County and the California central coast, whose work strongly interfaces with aquaculture. We are especially interested in candidates who can build an outreach program based on applied research complementing Cal Poly and California Sea Grant Extension expertise particularly related to aquaculture.

Preferred topic areas include pathology, ecotoxicology, offshore/in situ aquaculture, water quality and effluents, and aquaculture ecosystem services, but other aspects will also be considered.  The incumbent should be interested and able to collaborate with a range of Cal Poly marine faculty and regularly interface with local stakeholders, policymakers, and organizations as a representative of Sea Grant Extension and Cal Poly. Candidates with relevant and diverse expertise in other aspects of applied marine science that intersect with Sea Grant priorities will be considered. Candidates interested in and able to work across several disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. 

Full information and application details are available on the Cal Poly website.

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Review of applications will begin January 3, 2020.


For additional information regarding the position, application mechanics, or Cal Poly, contact Benjamin Ruttenberg (Director of the Cal Poly Center for Coastal Marine Sciences;; 805-756-2498)

For additional information about California Sea Grant contact Rose Madson (California Sea Grant Assistant Director;; 858-534-4601).