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Facility Manager, Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture

Job Summary

Under direction, manage The Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA), housed within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES). CABA was established to support University of California, Davis researchers in addressing problems associated with California’s cultured and wild aquatic biological resources. CABA and its aquatic research facilities provide the basic infrastructure to allow departments within the CA&ES, as well as campus-wide, to conduct multidisciplinary and interdepartmental research and associated programs. These activities provide the scientific base to sustain California’s natural populations of aquatic species, support the technological framework of the state’s marine and freshwater aquaculture industries and create sustainable aquaculture production. Maintain optimal supply/allocation of primary inputs (electrical power, water, space) at the CABA animal research facilities. Provide research and animal maintenance assistance for individual investigators at aquatic animal facilities. The CABA Facility Manager will ensure that CABA meets regulatory requirements including water quality (influent and effluent), animal welfare and human health and safety.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD ONE MONTH: Applicants will be screened after two weeks; and then on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.


Salary Range: $59,300/annually – $112,500/annually

No. of Positions 1

Appointment Type: Career

Percentage of Time: Full-Time, 100%

Shift Hours: Manager will advise

Location: Davis, CA.

Union Representation: No

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Apply by Date: April 20th 2023 and then until filled


Sit for extended periods of time at a computer and in meetings.
Lift and maneuver heavy equipment, piping, large animals and feed bags up to 50 pounds.
Crawl, bend, stoop, kneel and work in wet, tight, confined areas.


The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles.

Be on-call for significant hours per week. Work in and around water.

  • Job Type: Staff
  • Organization: UC Davis - College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Qualifications: Minimum Education/Experience: Experience operating an aquatic biology laboratory facility including managing and maintenance of the facility infrastructure. Bachelor’s degree in aquaculture or related field or an equivalent combination of abilities, education, and experience. Demonstrated strong leadership skills and experience, including a track record for leading, managing and developing a team; hiring, training, coaching and evaluating performance, as well as encouraging and energize staff, professional peers and community audiences. Excellent communication skills to interact effectively with the executive committee, faculty, staff, students and both internal and external audiences, as well as interpersonal skills and experience to represent the college and the university with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) : Demonstrated strong commitment to and understanding of educational outreach, including skills to develop collaborative working relationships between partners in the University, government and regulatory agencies, industry, the non-profit sector and the community. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preferred Education/Experience: An advanced degree in aquaculture or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA): Interest in collaborating on infrastructure and research opportunities with state and federal agencies as such arise.
  • How to apply: Apply on website:
  • Location: Davis, CA
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