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Aquatic Husbandry Technician

Are you an early career professional looking for an opportunity to gain incredible hands-on work experience within a globally recognized aquatic research setting?


The Huntsman Marine Science Centre ( is recruiting to expand its team of aquaculture production technicians in support of numerous research projects requiring aquaculture production of salmonid, marine finfish, and invertebrate species and life stages. Research projects cover the range of our in-life expertise in broodstock development, aquatic toxicology and fish health interest (additional details related to specific activities of the position will be provided following request).


These positions will provide incredible experience to successful candidates across the range of our aquaculture production and research support activities (e.g., husbandry, systems, life stage specifics, live feed production, assessments and challenges, etc.).


Candidates can expect to receive the following from employment at The Huntsman Marine Science Centre:


  • Diverse work activities to build your experience and resume

  • Competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience

  • Comprehensive benefits program including:

    • Health and dental care with limited personal Health Spending Account, to cover co-pay amounts or other non-traditional expenses

    • Enhanced paid vacation leave well beyond the required government minimum

    • Four additional annual paid holidays to complement the New Brunswick eight mandatory paid holidays

    • Membership to numerous tourist attractions throughout New Brunswick

    • Voluntary participation in company retirement pension plan

    • 10 days paid annual sick leave

    • Opportunities for personal growth through training and Lunch-and-Learn programs

    • Limited number of single occupancy affordable shared housing units may be available for use on a first come-first serve basis


About The Huntsman Marine Science Centre:

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre is an independent not-for-profit and charity, located near the mouth of the Bay of Fundy in St Andrews, New Brunswick, with a mission focused on ocean research, education and outreach. Huntsman Marine was established in 1969 by a consortium of universities, government departments, and private interests to facilitate collaboration between these sectors as they pertain to the ocean economy. Huntsman research is completed by a team of about 30 professionals within our Aquatic Biosciences department (


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor degree or technical diploma or equivalent experience

  • Must be able to work in a production-focused laboratory setting, while being detail-oriented and efficient

  • Physical ability to perform assigned duties that may require work in adverse environmental conditions, carry or lift heavy materials, and work with toxic, volatile, and corrosive chemicals or carcinogenic substances

  • Proficiency in computer use, including spreadsheets, word processing and internet is expected

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Valid driver’s licence – class 5

  • Ability to work weekends and holidays, answering emergency calls and shift work as part of a staff rotation is expected

  • Able to travel out of province for week long periods to complete sampling events

  • Ability to legally work or obtain a Visa to work in Canada


APPLICATION: Applications are being accepted immediately with the positions anticipated to begin as soon as possible. Applicants should indicate current citizenship and work permit status for employment in Canada. Although Canadians and permanent residents to Canada will be given priority, all qualified candidates will be given full consideration. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Send single electronic submission, indicating the specific field of interest, inclusive of cover letter, resume and names of three references (including e-mail and telephone number) to:


Huntsman Marine Science Centre

1 Lower Campus Road

St. Andrews, NB E5B 2L7


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