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 Traditional marine ingredients like fish meal and fish oil have increasingly been replaced by plant meals and plant oils in the last two decades.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.