Fish Health Inspector –

Fish Health Inspector Published:  15 November, 2013

Aberdeen£22,395 – £25,417

We are currently seeking applications for a Fish Health Inspector within the Aquaculture and Marine Environment Programme of Marine Scotland Science based at the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.

Our Fish Health Inspectors contribute towards the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes by working to prevent the introduction and control the spread of listed diseases within aquatic animals in Scotland.

As a warranted Fish Health Inspector you will work as part of a team carrying out sampling and inspection visits (under UK and EU legislation) to fish and shellfish farms to assist the inspectorate in maintaining the health of wild and farmed fish. You must be willing to work with live fish and dissect fish tissues. As many locations are remote, you must also be willing to travel away from home, often on boats to access aquaculture facilities. The post also offers an attractive, mandatory formal training course in Aquatic Animal Health, provided by the University of Stirling, on a part time basis over a period of three years.

Qualifications & Experience Required Candidates must hold a minimum of an ordinary degree in a relevant scientific discipline or have relevant experience. It is also essential that you have a background in the field of biological sciences and you must be an excellent communicator and team player and have the ability to produce reports using Microsoft Word and Excel. For further information please download the Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants which you will find below. To apply online please click the “Apply” button below. Completed applications must be submitted online, via this website by Sunday 1 December 2013 at midnight.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the minimum essential criteria for the appointment will be invited to the assessment centre.