Vaccine Production and R&D Technician/Scientist

   United States |  Full-time regular

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Posting Date :  2024-05-22

Job Identification :  170

Department  :  AquaTactics

The Vaccine Production and R&D Technician/Scientist will assist the Kirkland team in producing vet exempt vaccines for AquaTactics clients and assisting in developing new vaccines. The candidate will also assist the team in other microbiological work, including diagnostic analysis and R&D work relating to fish health.

Key Role Specifics


  • Assist in the production of vaccines, batching, etc.
  • Follow production procedures to meet QA/QC requirements; protocols, standard operating procedures
  • Continue to improve vaccines production efficiencies
  • Liaise with other production sites and assist in production planning


  • Assist with R&D activities relevant to vaccine development, including development and production of viral and plasmid vaccines
  • Develop new bacterial and viral cell cultures for vaccine production
  • General laboratory upkeep and management of equipment and clean room environment
  • Participate and present at various fish health conferences nationally and globally as needed


  • Assist and help field personnel with occasional sample collection and submission
  • Participate in all aspects of the company (products and services) as needed and available
  • Assist with liaising with aquaculture diagnosticians and veterinarians as needed
  • Develop skills in microbiology and virology and fish diagnostics
  • General office work, including answering the phone and preparing reports
  • Assist with shipping products to customers from Kirkland production site

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post. Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.

Competencies Required for the Role

  • EXECUTION/ACCOUNTABILITY – A willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s Accountability is when an individual or a department experiences consequences for their performance or actions.
  • RESULTS ORIENTATION – The ability to focus on the desired result of one’s own department’s work, setting challenging goals, focusing on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them.
  • ANALYTICAL THINKING/PROBLEM SOLVING - is the ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from various sources and then tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. Ability to identify and separate the key components of problems and situations.  Ability to interpret information from a range of sources to spot patterns and trends in information and to deduce cause and effect from this.
  • THOROUGHNESS/DETAIL ORIENTED – Ensuring that one’s own and others’ work ad information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
  • INITIATIVE - Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.

Other Requirements


  • 2 + years work experience in a lab environment
  • Bachelor's degree in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or virology
  • Experience in growing organisms in a lab environment
  • Good aseptic technique
  • Interest in aquatic and animal healthcare
  • Interest to develop skills in microbiology and virology and fish diagnostics
  • Experience working within laboratory and manufacturing environments within a regulated industry
  • Self-starter with high energy level, ability to multi-task and willingness to learn
  • Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Personable and able to interact and socialize amongst different cultures and levels in an organization
  • Strong verbal, presentation and writing skills in English required
  • Ability to attract and develop talent, and build effective teams
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office.


  • Experience in commercial plasmid production
  • Experience relating to bacterial and virial culture experience
  • Knowledge of fish health diagnostics
  • Advanced graduate in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or virology
  • Basic statistical knowledge for clinical trials

About Bimeda and AquaTactics

Bimeda is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products and has over half a century’s experience in providing science-driven solutions to optimize the health, wellbeing and productivity of the world’s animals.

Bimeda’s global innovation program sees six state-of-the art R&D centers across four continents collaborate on an enviable product development pipeline which anticipates the ever-evolving needs of the animal health industry.

Bimeda’s nine manufacturing facilities across seven countries allow the company to manufacture a broad range of preventative, curative and nutritional products including sterile injectables, vaccinations, nutritional boluses, feed additives, tablets, water-soluble powders, pastes and non-sterile liquids.

Globally, the company focuses on the development, manufacture and commercialization of quality Bimeda-branded products while also being the partner of choice for contract manufacturing and R&D services for prominent companies within the animal health industry.

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AquaTactics provides many services and products support aquaculture and fish health. Veterinary services, veterinary consult, custom prescription vaccines and further fish health products services allow AquaTactics to help your fish farm, sea cage, and hatchery needs.


Founded in 20 by Dr Hugh Mitchell and Dr Tom Goodrich, AquaTactics brings more than 155 years of collective experience in the tactical design, development and field usage of fish vaccines. AquaTactics was acquired by Bimeda in 2021.


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Bimeda is a leading global manufacturer,  marketer and distributor of animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals.  Through ongoing expansion and strategic acquisition,  Bimeda has established markets in more than eighty countries worldwide and has R&D,  manufacturing and distribution capabilities across Europe,  North America,  South America,  Africa,  Asia and Australasia.






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