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Research Scientist in Fish Nutrition - Canada

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is seeking a research scientist in fish nutrition in Souris, PE. The successful candidate will be customer-focused and experienced in applied animal nutrition research. CAT is looking for a pragmatic team player, who has a proven track record of delivery, unafraid to get their hands dirty and has the ambition to match our own ambitions.


  • Participate in the development of the project rationale including the use of literature and research databases to build project proposals and budget. 
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for communication of scientific results through the publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals and trade magazines, and presentation on abstracts at scientific meetings.
  • Conduct histological examination of fish tissues using microscopy and apply histological techniques (fixation, embedding, sectioning, staining and mounting).
  • Work both independently and as part of a team to achieve a research objective.  The successful candidate may be responsible for the supervision of interns and aquaculture technologists
  • Manage research projects on nutrient digestibility, feed efficiency, growth performance with fresh/marine cold/warm water species.
  • Carry out data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and reporting/verification of results.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to set objectives and deliver results in a timely manner.
  • Exhibit an ability to troubleshoot and propose creative solutions to technical problems encountered during the conduct of scientific research.
  • Good team player with the ability to both supervise and respond well to supervision. 


  • A minimum university degree including aquaculture, animal nutrition, animal biology.  Masters or PhD seen as an advantage, but not essential.
  • Histology experience.
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting including responsibility for documenting tasks.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in compliance with facility standard operating procedures.
  • Research experience in a strictly controlled regulatory environment will be considered an asset.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to perform routine tasks.
  • Demonstrable organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Foster a positive work environment congruent with the company values and philosophy. 
  • Commitment to CAT’s Core Purpose: Dedication to and passion for CAT’s core purpose: We are driven by the transformative potential of aquaculture. To feed the world, support the environment, and sustain the planet. Our purpose is to unlock this potential. 

This is a full-time, permanent position. CAT offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. 

Send CV and resume and provide the contact information for three references to with “Research Scientist in Fish Nutrition – Souris PE” as the subject line. Closing date is May 31, 2021 or until the position is filled.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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