Job available: Aquaculture Fish Health Officer – MPA Fish Farms

Broome & Kimberley
Work Type: Full Time

Marine Produce Australia is Australia’s only ocean-cage Barramundi farm. We have been farming fish in the Kimberley region of Western Australia for over 12 years, and our Cone Bay Ocean Barramundi is on restaurant menus around Australia and the world.
Our business is entering an exciting expansion phase and we are seeking a Fish Health Officer to join our team.

Our ideal candidate for this newly created position will have a degree level education in marine biology or related discipline and will be passionate about aquaculture. The successful candidate will have experience in fish health management and will play a key role in supporting the company’s fish health and welfare strategy across the entire production cycle.
Key requirements:

Bachelor of Science in a relevant field

Hands-on experience working with fish

Good understanding of aquatic animal health

Accurate record keeping with a good eye for detail

Self-motivated

Comfortable working in the field and an office environment

Excellent communication skills as well as a strong team player

Day to day duties:

Conduct fish health audits

Perform fish dissection and work with a microscope

Prepare specimens, media and reagents for external laboratories

Proactively participate in fish health decisions

Environmental parameter monitoring

Conduct field and laboratory data collection

Regular reporting to Company Veterinarian and Farm management

Ordering of supplies and organisation of freight to the farm

The position will be based in our Broome office on a 5:2 roster, with regular weekly visits to our Cone Bay farm.
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, recent graduates are welcome to apply. Interviews will be held in Broome and also in Perth for interested candidates willing and able to relocate themselves to Broome for the position.

For more information, and to apply, go to – https://www.seek.com.au/job/36679794?cid=ios-share

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