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Technical Officer (Aquaculture)

Moredun Scientific Ltd

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £20,700 to £26,000 per annum dependent on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th November 2022
Closes: 12th December 2022
Job Ref: 03-11-22

The role

We are seeking applications for a Technical Officer within the Aquaculture division of Moredun Scientific (a commercial subsidiary of the Moredun Foundation, a registered charity). You will join a team of people involved in the conduct of Aquaculture studies testing vaccines, therapeutics and other fish health products for use in farmed fish.

The post will be based at Moredun Scientific, Pentlands Science Park, near Edinburgh.

You will act in the role of Technical Officer for studies appropriate to your experience level and be involved in laboratory work and live-phase support, you will be expected to develop areas of expertise and take responsibility for specific work areas.

You may be required to participate in a weekend rota, for which additional payment is made. 

Moredun Scientific is a contract research organisation specialising in animal health and aquaculture product development and biosafety testing of biopharmaceuticals. For more information about Moredun Scientific, visit www.moredun-scientific.com.

Experience required

To be considered for this role, you should have;

  • A biological degree or recognised Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Biological Sciences or a related discipline.
  • Experience of working with fish or other aquatic animals in a research setting.
  • A good understanding of research quality management systems (eg VICH-GCP, GLP)
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills and effective organizational abilities.

How to apply 

To apply, please complete the application form and email the completed form to hr@moredun.ac.uk.

If you are flexible on location and would like to be considered for both posts in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, please note indicate this on your application form.

Staff benefits

In addition to access to training and development opportunities, you will access to:

  • Competitive pension scheme – employee contribution minimum 3%. Moredun will contribute up to a maximum of 15%.
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme and an Income Protection Scheme
  • Flexi-time system
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus 7 days public holidays and a privilege day
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailers
  • On site café

The Moredun Group operates a number of policies including access to a family healthcare scheme and flexible working arrangements. We are also proud to have a Gold Award for the Healthy Working Lives and work hard to promote a healthy lifestyle.

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment, respecting equality and diversity and encouraging good relations.  We welcome applications from people irrespective of their age, sex, religion or belief, race, disability or sexual orientation.

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