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Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) and the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), located at the Anuenue Fisheries Research Center (AFRC) on Sand Island, Oahu.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


DUTIES:  Oversees hatchery operations and training at the Anuenue sea urchin hatchery. Performs technical work in a marine lab and larval rearing facility.  Conducts production work and research on aquatic invasive species (AIS) control organisms with special emphasis on sea urchins.  Performs and oversees tasks related to marine hatchery work, including microalgae culture, experimental design, systems design, and fabrication.  Works with AIS Biocontrol Specialist, AIS Coordinator, and researchers as needed for the purpose of raising sea urchins as biocontrol organisms.  Ensures hatchery activities are performed safely and to completion.  Assists in data compilation and analysis to monitor the project effectiveness.  Works and communicates with partner agencies and individuals, participates in training activities, and works and participates with public during community events. Must be available to work weekends.  Willingness to work long and irregular hours and occasionally to perform tasks under hazardous conditions. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Aquaculture, Marine Science, Biology or a related field of study from an accredited college or university.  EXPERIENCE:  Two to four (2-4) years of experience with aquaculture hatchery or marine livestock culture.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of Hawaiian marine life and aquatic invasive species issues.  Knowledge of aquaculture systems.  Knowledge of standard aquaculture and animal rearing procedures and techniques.  Understanding of invertebrate biology and developmental biology.  Working knowledge of aquatic or marine life support systems and animal husbandry, and data processing using computers and word processing software.  Ability to maintain life support systems for animal husbandry.  Ability to use computers and use data and word processing software.  Ability to use water quality monitoring equipment.  Ability to research, collect, correlate, evaluate, and analyze data.  Ability to communicate well orally and in writing.  Demonstrated ability to work independently, and carry a project through to completion.  Must possess good communication (oral/written) skills.  Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment.  Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). 

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Previous experience with the mass culture of sea urchins. Previous experience with mass culture of marine phytoplankton. 

INQUIRIES:  David Cohen 393-1093 (Oahu). 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.Description of Opportunity


  • Posted On

    November 29, 2017
  • Closing Date

    December 14, 2017
  • Organization

    Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
  • Location

    Anuenue Fisheries Research Center (AFRC) on Sand Island, Oahu
  • Position Type

    Full Time
For more information about Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at (808) 393-1093 or via email at Contact Email.

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