Fish Health project manager

Marine Harvest is the world's leading seafood company and the largest producer of salmon. Every day, our 13 233 employees in 24 countries produce 6.2 million healthy and delicious meals, served to customers across the globe.

Marine Harvest covers the whole value and production chain, from feed to plate, and through our vision of leading the “Blue Revolution” we are dedicated to farming the ocean in a responsible and efficient way. Marine Harvest is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
The Global R&D and Technical Department is Marine Harvests central Department for Research and Technical development. The department supports Marine Harvest’s operational units in knowledge development and best practice recommendations for operations to run according to the sustainability ambitions of Marine Harvest, taking care of fish health and welfare and supplying healthy, safe and delicious seafood. The department has 20 technical experts within the area of biology, technology, nutrition, genetics and veterinary medicine. The department is responsible for genetics, fish health and welfare, feed and fish performance, food safety and product quality, environment and sustainability, and technology development.  
 
Global R&D and Technical Department seek a Fish Health project manager  
 
We are looking for a systematic and enthusiastic technically skilled person who wants to play a key role in our company. Reporting to the Group Manager for Fish health and Welfare you will be responsible for fish health research activities and contributing to reaching the strategic goals of the company and the Department. You will be part of a passionate and dedicated team that drives innovation and change within the industry.  
 
Key responsibilities  
  • Drive knowledge generation and development of better practices  
  • Plan, manage and report on key projects  
  • Develop recommendations and support implementation of results  
  • Maintain strong internal and external networks  
  • Develop new ideas and approaches in a positive working environment  
 
Required competence and experience  
  • Masters degree or PhD in fish health or veterinary medicine  
  • Competence in areas of epidemiology, study design and data analysis  
  • Specialised knowledge and interest within sea lice epidemiology, vaccinology, biosecurity and industry regulations  
  • Project management experience and ability to work with operations and scientific partners  
  • Ability to translate research and technical knowledge into operational activities  
  • Self‐motivated and goal oriented  
  • Proficiency with standard IT / software systems  
  • Fluent in Norwegian and English  
  • Willingness to travel      
 
The position will be based in Bergen.  
 
For more information about the position contact Gordon Ritchie (gordon.ritchie@marineharvest.com; tel. +47 91815203) or Øyvind Oaland (oyvind.oaland@marineharvest.com ; tel. +47 95700152).  
 
Submit your application at http://www.marineharvest.com/people/vacancies/. Closing date 8 June 2018.  
 
All enquiries and applications will be treated in confidence.