FAI Ardtoe Marine Research Facility Seeking New Fish Health Unit Trials Assistant

6 November 2014, at 12:00am

SCOTLAND, UK - FAI's Ardtoe Marine Research Facility is currently looking for a new trials assistant for its Fish Health Unit. The closing date for the job is 21 November 2014.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Location: Ardtoe, Scotland.

About the company:

FAI Ardtoe provides research and production facilities for marine aquaculture science and technology.

Pioneering research has been conducted on the site since its inception in 1965; with a comprehensive redevelopment and expansion plan now underway the site will be uniquely placed within the UK to offer facilities for commercial trials, larval rearing, production of biological control species, commercial shellfish and seaweed hatchery production and dedicated areas for applied aquaculture and marine science research.

FAI Ardtoe is part of Benchmark Holdings PLC, an established, international, animal health, sustainable science and technical publishing business, employing over 200 people across nine countries.

Summary of position:

Our company is looking for a Trials Assistant to conduct operations within our new commercial Fish Health Unit. The successful candidates will be part of a dedicated trials team responsible for fish husbandry, trial procedures, record keeping and reporting.

Key Duties:

• Fish husbandry and routine maintenance.
• Carrying out trial protocols and keeping accurate records.
• Working to regulatory requirements under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
• Data entry and drafting of reports.
• Setting up experimental trials, taking trial measurements and laboratory samples as required.
• Maintaining stock cultures and solutions.
• Working to a 7 day a week rota.

Skills, Knowledge and Ability:

Qualifications and Experience:

• Experience in fish experimental work and/or fish husbandry.
• Aptitude to work to a high level of accuracy and under tight timescales.
• Good reporting skills and IT capabilities.
• Preferably experience of fish health and disease management.

Personal attributes:

• Self-motivated and an ability to work autonomously.
• Team working.
• Excellent communication skills.

Applicants should have the practical skill and ability to ensure that this position is a success.

If you have the drive and experience to make a significant contribution then please apply with your CV and covering letter to quoting reference FAI/05.