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Fish Health Coordinator

Grieg Seafood BC is seeking to hire a permanent full-time Fish Health Coordinator.

Reporting to the Fish Health and R&D Director, the Fish Health Coordinator will support the activities of the Fish Health Department. Emphasis will be on biosecurity, Fish Health Management Plan (FHMP), coordinating fish health sampling, data consolidation, assistance with the development and coordination of research projects.

They will have knowledge of common diseases, parasites and environmental parameters affecting farmed finfish in British Columbia along with the common diagnostic procedures used to detect these diseases, and a general knowledge of BC’s aquaculture industry.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Aid with the maintenance and enhancement of Grieg’s FHMP as it relates to disease prevention (vaccination, screening, husbandry and biosecurity), disease diagnosis and treatment;
  • On-site fish health sampling of moribund and dead fish for pathogens;
  • Processing and coordination of diagnostic samples for internal and third party vendors;
  • Entering and maintaining fish health data into appropriate databases (FishTalk, internal files);
  • Responsible for scheduling fish health visits and audits as required by internal, BAP and ASC indicators;
  • Daily/weekly checks on all monitoring information (i.e. mortality rates, fish health sampling, ongoing testing, sea lice sampling);
  • Assist with data collection, data analysis, scheduling, coordination of samples, and generating summary reports for internal and collaborative research projects.

Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. or related degree in Aquaculture, Aquatic Resources or Fisheries Resources Management and minimum three years’ recent related experience;
  • Excellent verbal communication and report writing skills;
  • Ability to problem solve; deadline, attention-to-detail and results-oriented;
  • Ability to work independently and goal-oriented team player;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite particularly Excel; favourable driver’s licence.

Working conditions:

Based in Campbell River and working 40 hours on average per week, Monday to Friday. Travel to remote locations and overnighting at farm sites on occasion is required.

Deadline to apply: September 10, 2021

Email your resume and cover letter to: hr@griegseafood.com

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.