Researcher Warm Water Species Nutrition

Contract types Permanent
Education level PhD in shrimp or fish nutrition or a physiology related field or equivalent work experience
Company Skretting ARC
Country Norway
Location Stavanger
Close date 05.11.2020

Skretting ARC is currently looking for a researcher focused on warm water species of fish with an innovative mindset and good collaboration skills.

Job Description

In this role you will be a key player in the development of novel solutions optimising diets for our fast growing aquafeed operations worldwide. While it is not required, candidates with research experience specifically with marine fish species such as bass, bream, meagre, Seriola spp. and sole are encouraged.

Main tasks include

  • Planning, coordination and execution of research studies related to warm water fish nutrition
  • Management of collaborative projects with internal and external partners
  • Communication of results and findings to our key stakeholders and assist in implementation
  • Provide technical support relating to nutritional issues to our operating companies


  • PhD in shrimp or fish nutrition or a physiology related field or equivalent work experience
  • Competence in experimental design of animal trials and proficiency in statistics to interpret the results and guide business growth
  • Knowledge of the nutritional requirements of warmwater species especially marine fish

Personal skills

  • Demontrasted collaborative team work skills
  • Innovative mindset, including a hands-on and target oriented mentality
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • High proficiency in English
  • Experience of working in multi-national teams

In this position you will have the opportunity to

  • Join a well-established team of fish and shrimp nutritionists
  • Work in a progressive and highly innovative environment
  • Develop and implement new products, technologies and concepts contribute directly to the sustainability of future aquaculture operations
  • Closely interact with our production locations worldwide as well as other parts of the organisation
  • Work for a leading company in animal nutrition and aquafeed

For questions related to the position, please contact Matthew Owen, Manager Shrimp and Warmwater Species Nutrition on e-mail:

To apply, please submit both a a CV and cover letter describing your motivation for this position.

Application deadline is 05.11.2020

Our organisation

Skretting is a global leader in providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions and services for the aquaculture industry. Skretting has production facilities in 18 countries on five continents to manufacture and deliver high quality feeds from hatching to harvest for more than 60 species. The total annual production volume of feed is close to 2.5 million tonnes. Our mission is Feeding the Future.

​Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) is the global research organisation for Skretting. The research centre is based in Stavanger, Norway, and has further research units in Australia, China, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, Italy, Japan, and Zambia.

Skretting ARC employs an international team of highly skilled specialists, supported by a substantial annual investment in advanced R&D. We collaborate with over 60 research institutes and private companies across the globe.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Skretting is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, military status or any other status protected by applicable local law. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation. Skretting is committed to compliance with all applicable legislation, including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities