Health Laboratory Manager

Marine Harvest is one of the largest seafood companies in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon. The company employs 12,717 people globally, and is represented in 24 countries. In 2016 the company had a turnover of EUR 3.6 billion.

Marine Harvest supplies healthy, delicious and sustainably farmed salmon and processed seafood to more than 70 markets worldwide.  In 2016 harvest volumes of salmon were 381,000 tonnes (GWE).

Over the coming years Marine Harvest has announced plans to invest over £100 million to integrate and grow its farming and fish feed production business in Scotland. We are proud of our 50 year heritage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands and the support we have from local communities and our dedicated workforce.

We are currently looking to identify a suitably qualified and experienced laboratory manager preferably with knowledge in molecular biology, biochemistry and/or experience in developing new diagnostic techniques.

The post would involve undertaking some of the routine tests (PCR, biochemistry, bacteriology), lead the delivery of the laboratory services, process the data, report it to the Health and Production Teams and manage the Health Department’s data (internal and external). The candidate must ensure that Health Department’s requirements are met in daily tasks like sampling, order of supplies and advice in some of the activities. The person should be capable of leading and supporting some of the research the company is involved with.

Reporting to the Head of Fish Health, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an aptitude for managing, motivating and making sure the results are prioritized according to the company’s needs so good organizing and communication skills are needed. The person must be capable of reviewing methods, procedures and risk assessments.

In addition, applicants should have a high degree of computer literacy. The position allows scope for personal development and independent working, within the framework of support and joint responsibility provided by the existing team of experienced fish health biologists and veterinarians.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. We are willing to consider flexible working arrangements and are an Equal Opportunities employer. Informal enquiries can be directed to Meritxell Diez Padrisa: Mobile 07833 045290 or the Human Resources Department.

In return we offer an attractive salary, bonus, pension, Occupation Health Support and training/development opportunities.

If you wish to apply, please upload your Covering Letter and CV by 31 May 2018. Alternatively, if you do not have access to the internet, please send a copy of your application to the Human Resources Department, Stob Ban House, Glen Nevis Business Park, Fort William, PH33 6RX.

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