Friday, February 3, 2017

Bivalve Restoration Job in Beautiful Shinnecock Bay

Located in the Hamptons on Long Island Shinnecock Bay offers stunning vistas.

Senior Research Support Specialist - 1603400 

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):  
Bachelor's degree in Marine Sciences or another related field. Two years of directly related, full time experience with advanced research related/laboratory activities. Experience rearing and spawning bivalves. Familiarity with established application and maintenance procedures for NYSDEC and Town shellfish licenses. Experience managing large data sets.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Advanced degree (Master's or higher) in Marine Sciences or another related fieldAdditional years of experience rearing and spawning bivalves. Previous involvement in outreach efforts. Public speaking experience.

Brief Description of Duties:  
The Senior Research Support Specialist will direct bivalve restoration efforts of the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program. This includes rearing of bivalves from gametes through adults, the maintenance and expansion of bivalve spawner sanctuaries and oyster reefs as well. Incumbent will also play a key role in the cultivation of public outreach and education efforts. The selected candidate will have Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. They will have experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
  • Conditioning adult bivalves for spawning.
  • Rearing Larval bivalves
  • Raising juvenile bivalves (spat) on shell, cultch, and individually in laboratory, as well as in rafts, flupsy, and cages.
  • Growing large volumes of algae.
  • Monitoring bivalve populations in an ecosystem setting.
  • Deploying and maintaining bivalve spawner sanctuaries in coordination with public and school groups.
  • Deploying and maintaining oyster reefs.
  • Applying for and maintaining bivalve NYSDEC and town shellfish permits
  • Writing reports 
  • Giving formal presentations
  • Communication with government agencies, non-government organizations, and the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Special Notes: The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore.  Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider.  The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL.  Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged. 

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Work in the Blue Green Aquculture Economy in Beautiful Coastal Connecticut

General Manager Job Description Sea Greens Farms (“SGF”)  is harnessing the power of sea greens to deliver healthier, more sustainable food solutions and empowering communities to create the new ‘blue green economy’ based on restorative ocean farming.

SGF is a newly formed company which will engage in the business of processing, packaging and distributing ocean-farmed kelp and other seaweeds (“sea greens”), operating Thimble Island Ocean Farm ( and providing scientific and business services to ocean farmers around sea greens cultivation and commercialization. The Sea Greens Hub will be a first-of-its-kind seafood processing and food manufacturing facility, based in New Haven, CT. At full capacity, the new facility will process over 1 million lbs. of kelp and other seaweeds, and employ 300+ temporary workers during peak processing months (April-June). The Sea Greens Hub will also manufacture and distribute co-packed seafood products for wholesale and retail customers.

The General Manager will be responsible for the overall operations of the Sea Greens Hub, which will be transitioning from an existing, smaller facility in 2017, into a larger, 15,000 sq. ft. facility, which is slated for completion in early 2018. The GM will operate in the smaller facility through 2017 and be involved in the retrofit and/or new construction of the larger facility.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
 • Hire, manage and supervise teams of full-time and seasonal workers cleaning, trimming, cutting, processing and packaging sugar kelp, mussels and clams.
 • Hire, manage and supervise delivery and logistics personnel responsible for transporting raw kelp from farmers, managing inventory/warehousing and pickup from freight providers. This may include using outsourced transportation companies.
 • Hire, manage and supervise personnel responsible for maintaining equipment and electrical/plumbing/ventilation/drainage/etc. Developing a network of service providers and contractors to handle small and large jobs is a plus.
• Work with Sales, Procurement, Farm Manager, Marketing and Operations team members to ensure efficient and seamless output of products.
• Ensure that the Sea Greens Hub and operations complies with all labor laws, workplace safety, manufacturing standards, building codes, food safety certifications such as HAACP, CT state labor laws, etc.
• Work with architects, building construction, inspectors for the design, construction, equipment installation and operationalizing the new Sea Greens Hub.

Qualifications and requirements:
• 15 years relevant experience (e.g., General Manager, Plant Manager) overseeing facility in related industry – seafood manufacturing/processing/distribution or agricultural business.
• Demonstrated ability to manage teams of seasonal, unskilled work force. Majority of labor consists of Spanish-speaking workers, so ability to speak Spanish is a requirement.
• Experience of operating HAACP certified manufacturing facility, including developing and implementing safety standards, quality assurance and processes
• Proven ability to hire, train and develop employees and create the right workplace culture. • Excels at ‘fast-starting’ and relentlessly execution-focused
• B.A. desirable; certificate work in manufacturing or industrial operations a plus
• Entrepreneurial or startup experience a plus • Broad interest/alignment with sustainability, ‘triple bottom line’ businesses a plus Compensation/Benefits:
• Salary: based on qualifications and experience
• Health/Dental/Vision insurance, Workers Comp, Disability benefits This job is based in New Haven, CT.

Please send resume and direct inquiries to Brendan Coffey, Marketing & Operations Manager (