Trials Assistant

A unique opportunity has arisen to join a dedicated team developing and testing new health products for the Aquaculture Industry. The Trials Assistant supports laboratory-based trials within our commercial Fish Health Unit.  The successful candidate will be part of a dedicated trials team responsible for fish husbandry, trials procedures, record keeping and reporting. 

About the company:

Benchmark was founded in 2000 to help repair and build a global food chain that is more efficient, economical, ethical, environmentally friendly and fit for the future. Benchmark’s unique ability to innovate to make food more plentiful, accessible and sustainable through more responsible and ethical practice sits at the core of its business model.

Benchmark Animal Health Ltd is part of Benchmark’s Animal Health Division which tackles unmet needs with both preventative methods and treatments, including vaccines, medicines and sea lice treatments.  Our locations around the world give us first-hand knowledge of emerging health issues in the key aquaculture regions and species, permitting more effective diagnosis, treatment and disease management advice.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Fish husbandry and routine maintenance.
  • Assisting in setting up and maintaining stock holding systems
  • Carrying out trial protocols and keeping accurate records.
  • Working to regulatory requirements under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
  • Preparing SOPs related to GLP
  • Preparing Risk Assessments
  • 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 week rota with emergency night call out also on rota

About the candidate:

You will hold a first degree, or Masters, in a biological science and/or demonstrable experience of working in a research environment.

You will be a self-motivated team player with the ability to work autonomously and unsupervised.

You will be a proactive problem solver who enjoys working with others to achieve good results.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

You will have good report writing skills and be familiar with current Microsoft packages. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. A full benefit package including 33 days’ holiday, discretionary bonus and pension scheme is provided.

Hours: Full time, based at our site in Ardtoe on the west coast of Scotland

Please click apply-button and send your CV and a cover letter to Rob Squirrell.

Closing Date: 19th April 2019

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