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Researcher fish or shrimp health

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Skretting is a global leader in providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions and services for the aquaculture industry. Skretting has production facilities in 18 countries on five continents to manufacture and deliver high quality feeds from hatching to harvest for more than 60 species. The total annual production volume of feed is close to 2.5 million tonnes. Our mission is Feeding the Future.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Skretting is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, military status or any other status protected by applicable local law. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation. Skretting is committed to compliance with all applicable legislation, including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities.

Skretting Aquaculture Innovation is currently looking for an experienced researcher in aquatic animal health with an innovative mindset and sound collaborative skills. In this role you will be a key player in the development of novel solutions optimising fish and/or shrimp health for our fast growing aquafeed operations world-wide.

What are your key accountabilities?

  • Planning, coordination and execution of research studies related to fish/shrimp health.
  • Development and implementation of novel technologies to assess aquatic animal health and facilitate research and development of functional nutrition solutions.
  • Provide technical support on fish/shrimp health issues to our operating companies.
  • Management of collaborative projects with internal and external partners.
  • Communication of results and findings to our key stakeholders; assist in implementation of innovations.

What we ask

  • PhD in animal health, immunology, pathology or equivalent/veterinary background with experience in fish/shrimp health
  • Experience from commercial farming of fish/shrimp is an advantage.
  • Competence of experimental design of fish/shrimp trials and proficiency in statistics.
  • Network of scientific partners (preferably international).
  • Specific experience in functional feed development is preferable, but not a requirement.

What you bring

  • Innovative mindset, including a hands-on and target oriented mentality.
  • Independent, flexible, ability to build trust with people of different background.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • High proficiency in English is a requirement, fluency in Spanish is an advantage.

What we offer

  • Join a well-established team of fish and shrimp health researchers.
  • Work in a progressive and highly innovative environment.
  • Develop and implement new products, technologies and concepts.
  • Closely interact with our operating companies world-wide as well as other parts of the organisation.
  • Work for a leading company in animal nutrition and aquafeed.

What else is in it for you:

We offer a challenging position with possibilities for professional growth and competitive benefits. We also support and encourage extracurricular sport, health and cultural activities. The working location is Stavanger, Norway. Stavanger is located in the beautiful south of Norway with easy international connectivity. The working language is English.

As Skretting our mission is ‘feeding the future’. In a world with limited natural resources, our ambition is to meet the rising food needs of a growing world population in a sustainable manner. Working for Skretting means an impactful role in an international, dynamic environment with complex and diverse topics. 

Are you the candidate we are looking for? We would like to hear from you! You can express your interest in this role by applying online. Please attach your CV, diploma and a cover letter describing your motivation for the position by pressing apply. For more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Linda Beate Jensen, Team lead health at, or Stine Lerstøl, HR Advisor at  

Application deadline: 20.09.2023



Org. Nr 988 044 113
Arbeidssted Stavanger
Søknadsfrist 2023-09-20
Navn Stine Lerstøl
Stillingstittel HR Rådgiver
Navn Linda Beate Jensen
Stillingstittel Team lead health