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Senior Biologist - North of Scotland & Western Isles

Due to significant investment within the company we are looking to recruit a Senior Biologist to support the Biology Director in covering the North of Scotland and Western Isles...

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

Senior Biologist

Location: Stornoway / Harris / Uist / Strome / Portree

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 Senior Biologist to support the Biology Director and be an advocate for the health and welfare of our salmon and cleaner fish stock, providing expertise to the business in all aspects of aquaculture, from understanding and managing the growth in both freshwater and marine hatcheries and farms to supporting the communication process with local and industry stakeholders.  


  • Using a preventative approach, focus on and monitor the health status of all fish stocks, including cleaner fish through irregular behaviour, liaising with external veterinary specialists where appropriate
  • Ensure effective measures are in place to protect the fish population from disease
  • Produce regular Fish Health Reports, disease data sheets and presentations to production managers as required
  • Bio-security – Produce Risk Assessments for Freshwater and Marine fish movements
  • Staff Training – Provide guidance, advice and training to Marine and Freshwater staff
  • Audits – Plan and deliver an audit plan to include all Marine and Freshwater Sites, highlighting key points and recommendations.
  • Budgets – Manage the fish medication, vaccination and vet consultancy budget in addition to fish health projects.
  • External Relations – Liaise with all regulatory authorities that have influence upon fish health and related activities.
  • Investigations – Produce investigation/trial proposals for practical research that can provide a real and beneficial impact on health management
  • Meetings – Attend industry/research meetings and provide concise updates to relevant parties
  • Insurance claims – Working with finance process insurance claims in line with Company procedure and in a timely manner 


  • Biology degree or a significant experience working as a health manager on production sites
  • Budget management experience with a proactive approach to cost saving
  • 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
  • Able to operate under adverse conditions with little or no warning
  • 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.docx and send to workwithus@scottishsalmon.com

Closing date: Wednesday 16 June 2021