Fish Nutrition Researchers / Product Developers

Mowi Feed is the feed manufacturing division within Mowi, the Global leader in salmon farming, processing and marketing. Having entered production in June 2014, Mowi Feed has quickly established itself as a competitive supplier of salmon feed playing a key role in supporting Mowi Farming in its delivery of high quality, nutritious, safe and profitable salmon. Currently operating from its factories in the Trøndelag Region of Norway and on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, Mowi Feed produced in excess of 540,000 tonnes of salmon feed in 2020. We manufacture a broad portfolio of conventional and organic feeds for both fresh and seawater phases of salmon growth in Norway, Scotland, Ireland and The Faeroe Islands.

We are seeking to recruit both a Senior and a Junior Researcher in Fish Nutrition and Product Development

These positions represent an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team working in the challenging and fast-moving area of salmon feed. Ultimately, you will be working alongside our experts in fish nutrition, raw material procurement, feed production and logistics. As part of this international team you will be delivering class-leading salmon nutrition through the optimum use of raw materials sourced from around the globe. Simply put, your number one challenge will be to create the best products using competitively purchased raw materials in a highly competitive manufacturing environment.

We are seeking highly motivated, technically competent individuals to focus on the continuous development of feeds that guarantee optimal salmon performance and quality whilst simultaneously extracting maximum value from the raw materials available to us. The roles will contribute significantly to the development of our feed as it evolves to fit the needs of a highly successful farming business whilst delivering the ever-more complex requirements of retailers, fish quality and sustainability schemes.

Based in Bergen, you will work in the department headed by the Director of Nutrition and Formulation. This team is responsible for a spectrum of activities from establishing nutrient requirements to defining the quality and quantity of the raw materials the business buys. The Nutrition and Formulation Team integrates seamlessly with the Operations and Procurement Departments to create class-leading products for the World’s #1 salmon farmer.

This is a ‘hands on role’ and the successful individuals will be those seeking to develop their own knowledge and expertise and apply it within an efficient and dynamic technical / industrial / commercial workplace. Candidates should possess a good degree in biological or veterinary sciences combined with an MSc or preferably a PhD in animal nutrition. Experience in salmon feed product development, feed formulation and / or feed sales and marketing is an advantage, but is not an absolute requirement.

The working language will be English and the position will entail a significant amount of international travel. The post will attract a highly competitive remuneration package which will include a relocation allowance. 

For more information about the position contact:

Dr Paul Morris e-mail: paul.morris[at]

Please apply within the 31st of May 2021.

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