Research Scientist within Fish Nutrition

Research Scientist within Fish Nutrition

IMR - Institute of Marine Research

Bergen, Norway

About the position

At the Institute of Marine Research we currently have a vacancy for a permanent full-time position as Research Scientist 1109/1110. As our new Research Scientist you will work on novel feed ingredients (such as insects, microbial proteins, algae, etc.), fish health and welfare. The candidate will work in a team with reputed experience in fish nutrition on aspects related to the use of these novel ingredients in aquaculture. The position is currently organised at the “Requirement and Welfare” research group (Fish Nutrition), and the current work place is Bergen, Norway.

The growth of the finfish aquaculture industry demands more nutritious and safe feeds. Traditional marine ingredients like fish meal and fish oil have increasingly been replaced by plant meals and plant oils in the last two decades. However, now we are moving into a new phase where second generation feed ingredients that are not based on arable land (e.g. insects, microbial proteins, microalgae) are becoming available for use in fish feed.

Main focus

  • Project writing, management and reporting;
  • Designing and planning of studies; organizing and participating in samplings from fish trials;
  • Performing nutrient analysis;
  • Data analyses and interpretation of results;
  • Guide or supervise graduate/post-graduate students within projects;
  • Communication of results at conferences, meetings or to media;
  • Scientific and popular reporting through research papers, magazine articles etc.

Job requirements

  • A doctoral degree in biology or related field;
  • Knowledge and research experience in fish nutrition and fish health;
  • Practical experience, and high competence in evaluation of novel ingredients using in vivo, in vitro and in silico models;
  • Experience with second generation feed ingredients, omic- tools, analyzing and interpreting large data;
  • Good teamwork, communication and social skills to suit a multi-cultural work environment;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • A proficient level in English, both oral and written;
  • Norwegian language skills are an advantage, but non-Scandinavian citizents will be offered Norwegian language training.

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