Senior Research Scientist / Study Director – Fish Health – Souris, PEI

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, a private aquaculture innovation and research company, is seeking a Senior Research Scientist / Study Director to assist in the daily operations of its R&D Facility in Souris, Prince Edward Island. This is a full‐time, permanent, position and will begin immediately with the successful candidate reporting to the Director of Fish Health. Our research team focuses on providing high quality contract R&D support and professional services to the global aquaculture industry.

  • Study Director/ Principal Investigator for in vitro and/ or in vivo clinical and research trials
  • Writing of protocols and reports
  • Analyses of data and production of study reports
  • Designing and ensuring scientific integrity of experiments
  • Care and maintenance of research animals including husbandry and animal welfare checks.
  • Propagation and maintenance of pathogen isolates including use of standard cell culture and microbiological techniques.
  • Development and revision of standard operating procedures.
  • Timely completion of all projects with a high degree of quality and excellence.

Desired skills/experience/competencies:

  • A minimum University degree including Aquaculture; Animal Biology; Microbiology; Parasitology; Virology; Biochemistry; Immunology; Cell Biology/Physiology. Masters or PhD seen as an advantage, but not essential
  • Virology and/ or bacteriology experience
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting including responsibility for documenting tasks.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in compliance with facility standard operating procedures.
  • Research experience in a strictly controlled regulatory environment will be considered an asset.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to perform routine tasks.
  • Demonstrable organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Fosters a positive work environment congruent with the company values and philosophy.

CATC offers a competitive salary and benefits including group health care and retirement savings plans.

Applications are accepted until the position is filled; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Center for Aquaculture Technologies, Canada (CAT-C)

The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies, Canada, is a young and dynamic contract research organization that provides feed and nutrition trial capability and advisory services to the global aquaculture sector.  Through its recent acquisition by Cuna Del Mar, CAT-C is now poised for a period of sustained growth with an ambition to have several facilities around the globe.  This is an exciting opportunity for a capable and experienced individual to provide leadership at the Souris, PEI facility.

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