The Research Assistant will be employed by the Marine Institute to carry out work on the H2020 funded VIVALDI project. The Fish Health Unit (FHU) of the Marine Institute is working collaboratively with a number of partners from across Europe on the project.
The overarching goal of VIVALDI is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the European shellfish industry by improving the understanding of bivalve diseases and by developing innovative solutions and tools for the prevention, control and mitigation of the major pathogens affecting the main European farmed shellfish species. The project addresses the most harmful pathogens affecting either one or more of these shellfish species.
The focus of the work to be carried out by the FHU will relate to the diseases of most significance to the Irish aquaculture industry, namely OsHV-1µVar and Vibrio aestuarianus impacting Pacific oysters (C. gigas).
For application details see the job description below.