Careers

INVE Aquaculture’s strength comes from the passion and expertise of its people. They make our company successful in today’s competitive world. We therefore strive to create an environment where learning is ongoing, entrepreneurship is encouraged and creativity can flourish. We want to persuade our people to look beyond their own horizons, stimulating them to give the very best of themselves.

To further expand our team, we are currently looking for:

 

AQUACULTURE RESEARCHER (LARVAL NUTRITION)

We are currently looking for a:

AQUACULTURE RESEARCHER (LARVAL NUTRITION)

 Function Purpose

  • As R&D engineer, you are a researcher & scientist who creates new products
  • In this position you will support research projects in aquaculture nutrition and health in order to translate technical and commercial needs in the market into solutions, new products or improvement of existing products
  • You will report to the R&D Manager

Job responsibilities and authorities

  • Perform new product research as an active member of the R&D team of the Innovations Department
  • Invent, develop & test new products from R&D concept to a R&D release
  • The preparation of the scientific and technical documentation are part of your responsibilities.
  • Study the feasibility and cost of a R&D project to develop new products or improve existing products
  • Design and follow up lab trials and experimental productions
  • Responsible for the production of experimental feeds for fish and shrimp using different production techniques
  • Study relevant publications and scientific papers and follow closely the continuously evolving technological methods
  • Assist in executing research projects on fish and shrimp nutrition and health,
  • Analyze data & report results
  • Work with external partners & collaborate with scientific groups/institutes

Detailed description

  • Summarize information obtained through the study of relevant publications & scientific papers into a format suited to be used as part of argumentation files of existing & new products (pptx, docx)
  • Invent new concepts & formulate them into new products/improved products
  • Develop new products or improve current product line in the lab and experimental production sites
  • Plan work related to R&D activities and report them on weekly basis in the R&D planning meeting
  • Discuss & prepare & submit new hypothesis & formulas to the project team on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare R&D report & Report monthly activities during R&D meeting
  • Plan Projects and update status in Microsoft project
  • Prepare Test Reports & Analyse data
  • Manage Data in database and review on regular basis
  • Prepare data for R&D release
  • Organize experimental formulas in Bestmix according to procedure set by administrator
  • Work with external partners & collaborate with scientific groups
  • Attend congress (poster, oral presentation) and report to INNOVATION Team
  • Share knowledge & Get training in hatcheries/farms
  • Collaborate & Exchange information with project Team
  • Collaborate & Exchange information with Product Manager

Qualifications

Minimum degree
  • Master degree (MSc) in one of the following fields: Bioscience Engineering, Biology, Applied animal husbandry, Aquaculture nutrition, Zoology

Experience

  • Specialized in Fish
  • Experience in larval nutrition

Competencies, skills and attitudes

  • Scientific mind: critical thinking, problem solving, analytical
  • Team player
  • Hands-on work
  • Laboratory skills
  • Good communication and multitasking abilities
  • Motivated, accurate, creative, flexible, reliable
  • Innovative mindset
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Full English communication skills
  • MS Office (Power Point, Excel, Word)  and other relevant computer software skills

 Interested?

We offer a challenging job in a dynamic sector and growing company with a compatible salary package in-line with your experience. If you want to apply for this job, then please forward your CV and motivation letter to Mr Marc De Feyter, HR Director, at HRM@inveaquaculture.com

For more information about our company, visit our website: www.inveaquaculture.com