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Biologist - Applecross

Due to significant investment in the company we are looking to recruit a Biologist to work as directed by the Operations Manager as part of our Biologist department. 

Please complete and fill out the attached Application_Form and send to workwithus@scottishsalmon.com


Location: Our Applecross Hatchery

Salary: Dependent on experience

Why work with us?

  • £150 million turnover
  • 650 + employees
  • We sell to over 26 countries around the world
  • We are an internationally recognised pioneer in Aquaculture
  • Sustainability is at the core of all our activities

The Scottish Salmon Company produces Scotland’s Finest Sea Loch Fresh Salmon with Pride and Passion.

With our head office in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, we breed, rear and process superior salmon exclusively in the pristine waters of the Scottish Western Highlands and Islands. Our customers appreciate our product quality, service excellence and provenance guarantee. We are also the proud recipients of multiple industry awards recognizing our commitment to Scotland, our industry and employees.

We are always looking for ambitious and motivated individuals to join our passionate team so if you want to test yourself in a challenging workplace, look no further…

Due to significant investment within the company, we are looking to recruit a Biologist to work in our Freshwater department and be an advocate for the health and welfare of our salmon stock, providing expertise to the business in all aspects of aquaculture, from understanding and managing the growth in hatcheries and farms to supporting the communication process with local and industry stakeholders.  


  • Manage health surveillance and audits of sites within area of responsibility, including routine and enhanced sampling, treatment/handling attendance and maintenance of site VHP paperwork
  • Develop and deliver training courses to site staff and assess learning. Monitor and mentor staff where required, in lice and gill screening.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to site staff/managers based on best practice health and welfare.
  • Produce pre-transfer reports and risk assessments where appropriate. 


  • Biology degree or Veterinary Medicine Degree.
  • Budget management experience
  • Confident and approachable, able to communicate at all levels of the business from the cage to the board room.
  •  A coach who is proactive and encourages others to succeed
  • Routinely challenges current practices to identify and deliver value improvements and solutions
  • Identifies and adopts industry best practice 

In return we offer over 15 employee benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary package
  • Market leading pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Retail discount scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Relocation support
  • Critical Illness Cover – also for Spouse or Partner
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Professional Development Opportunities  

How to Apply:

Please complete and fill out the attached Application_Form and send to workwithus@scottishsalmon.com

Closing date: Monday 04 October 2021