Marine Harvest Norway AS

Address: Sandviksbodene 77AB, 5035 BERGEN
Phone: +47 21562300

Vacancy Details

Created 09.03.2015
Expires 23.03.2015
Company Marine Harvest Norway AS
Employment Full-time
Job type Permanent
County Hordaland
Phone +47 21562300

Fish Health Specialist

Marine Harvest is one of the world’s leading seafood companies and the largest producer of Atlantic salmon. The company has more than 11 000 employees and runs operations in 24 countries. Marine Harvest ASA is listed at the Oslo stock exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The head office is in Bergen, Norway.

The Global R&D and Technical Department is MH’s central Department for Research and Technical development. The department supports Marine Harvest’s operational units in knowledge development and best practice recommendations for operations to run according to the sustainability ambitions of Marine Harvest, taking care of fish health and welfare and supplying healthy, safe and delicious seafood. The department has 15 technical experts within the area of biology, technology, nutrition, genetics and veterinary medicine. The department is responsible for genetics, fish health and welfare, feed and fish performance, food safety and product quality,  environment and sustainability, and technology development.

Fish Health Specialist

The position

We are looking for a systematic and enthusiastic technically skilled person who wants to play a key role in our company. Reporting to the Group Manager for Fish health and Welfare you will be responsible for fish health research activities and contributing to reaching the strategic goals of the company and the Department. You will be part of a passionate and dedicated team that drives innovation and change within the industry.  

Key responsibilities

  • Drive knowledge generation and development of better practices
  • Plan, manage and report on key projects
  • Develop recommendations and support implementation of results
  • Maintain strong internal and external networks
  • Develop new ideas and approaches in a positive working environment.

Required competence and experience

  • Masters degree or equivalent in fish health biology, veterinary medicine or aquatic sciences
  • Strong and practical knowledge of salmon diseases and health management
  • Project management experience, analytical skills and ability to work with operations and scientific partners
  • Ability to integrate research and technical knowledge into operational activities
  • Self-motivated and result oriented
  • Proficiency with standard IT / software systems
  • Fluent in English and preferably Norwegian

You should be able to start as soon as possible and willingness to travel is a pre-requisite. The position will be based in Bergen.

If further information about the position is required contact Gordon Ritchie tel. +47 91815203, or Øyvind Oaland tel. +47 95700152.

Apply at , before 23 March 2015.

 All enquiries and applications will be treated in confidence.