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Microbiolgist

   United States |  Full time

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Posting Date :  2022-03-02

Job Identification :  10958

Department  :  Microbiology

Bimeda Aqua / AquaTactics is seeking an experienced microbiologist and diagnostician to manage the AquaTactics diagnostic laboratory and complete diagnostic certification analysis and R&D work relating to fish health.

Key Responsibilities:

Diagnostic Laboratory Manager

  • Upgrade, equip, operate and manage a fish diagnostic laboratory
  • Offer AFS compliant and Title 50 certification and inspections throughout the US
  • Help to manage fish pathogen culture collections
  • Manage diagnostics for clients, with occasional field visits to obtain requisite samples

Vaccine Development and Research

  • Assist with R&D activities relevant to vaccine development
  • Assist and help field personnel with occasional sample collection and submission
  • Publish both grey literature articles and scientific peer-reviewed papers
  • Participation and coordination of clinical trials as required
  • Applying and securing SBIR and Research grants to perform studies on various disease aspects in partnership with key clients, and running both wetlab and production trials

Regulatory

  • Assisting with Regulatory Affairs at keeping company compliant and working on various registration and learning it to the extent of assisting in the offering of services to external entities
  • Learning regulatory affairs and assisting with various existing and new INAD packages

Other

  • Participate and present at various fish health conferences nationally and globally.
  • Participate in all aspects of the company (products and services) as needed and available

Requirements:

Essential:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with advanced graduate or veterinary degree an asset
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise
  • AFS Certified Fish Health Inspector (or eligible)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Self-starter with high energy level and ability to multi-task
  • Strong verbal, presentation and writing skills in English required
  • Proficiency in writing technical documents and translating technical information to a lay perspective
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office

Desired:

  • Knowledge of fish health diagnostics
  • Basic statistical knowledge for clinical trials

Competencies Required for the Role:

  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION - Is the ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently, to listen – help facilitate sharing of information between people.  It is about understanding the emotional intention behind the information.  The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations, confirm understanding, communicate using data and facts.  Exhibit willingness to listen, and show respect for oneself and others in interactions with others.   express oneself clearly in verbal and business writing.
  • TRUSTWORTHY – able to be relied on as honest and truthful.  Someone who is reliable, responsible and can be trusted completely.
  • 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.
  • INTEGRITY/PERSONAL CREDIBILITY – Demonstrated ability and concern that one be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy.
  • 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.

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