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Research Scientist Fish Nutrition - Canada

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies is seeking a research scientist in fish nutrition in Souris, PE. The successful candidate will be customer-focused and experienced in applied animal nutrition research. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in digestive and/or muscle histology. They must be independent, creative thinkers with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  


  • Participate in the development of the project rationale including the use of literature and research databases to build project proposals and budget.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for communication of scientific results through the publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals and trade magazines and presentation on abstracts at scientific meetings.
  • Conduct histological examination of fish tissues using microscopy and apply histological techniques (fixation, embedding, sectioning, staining, and mounting).
  • Work both independently and as part of a team to achieve a research objective. The successful candidate may be responsible for the supervision of interns and aquaculture technologists.
  • Manage research projects on nutrient digestibility, feed efficiency, growth performance with fresh/marine cold/warm water species.
  • Carry out data acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and reporting/verification of results.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to set objectives and deliver results in a timely manner.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and propose creative solutions to technical problems encountered during the conduct of scientific research.


  • A minimum university degree in either aquaculture, animal nutrition or animal biology. Masters or PhD seen as an advantage, but not essential.
  • Histology experience.
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting including responsibility for documenting tasks.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in compliance with facility standard operating procedures.
  • Research experience in a strictly controlled regulatory environment will be considered an asset.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to perform routine tasks.
  • Demonstrable organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Fosters a positive work environment congruent with the company values and philosophy.

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