Based on Prince Edward Island, off the east coast of Canada, the aquaculture innovation and research company is offering a full-time role to a candidate who will report to the clinical director and provide high quality contract R&D support and professional services to the global aquaculture industry.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrable history in running aquatic clinical studies, a strong quality mindset and be skilled in the science of good laboratory practice- and good clinical practice-related requirements and operations.

In addition, the candidate should be customer-focused, a skilled communicator and have excellent writing abilities. They must be independent, creative thinkers with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

According to CAT: “This is an exciting opportunity to have a big impact in a key area of growth for our business, servicing both internal requirements and an external customer base. We’re looking for a pragmatic team player, who has a proven track record of delivery, is unafraid to get their hands dirty and has the ambition to match our own ambitions.”

Key responsibilities

  • Acting as the study director/principal investigator for in vivo clinical and research trials.
  • Adhering to the principals of good laboratory practice and good clinical practice.
  • Writing of protocols and reports.
  • Preparing regulatory submissions to support study execution.
  • Analysing data and producing study reports.
  • Designing and ensuring scientific integrity of experiments.
  • Caring for and maintaining research animals, including husbandry and animal welfare checks.
  • Developing and revising standard operating procedures.
  • Completing all projects in a timely fashion, with a high degree of quality and excellence.

Desired skills/experience/competencies

  • A university degree in a subject such as aquaculture, animal biology, microbiology, parasitology, virology, biochemistry, immunology or cell biology/physiology. A masters or PhD is seen as an advantage, but is not essential.
  • Virology and/or bacteriology experience is an advantage.
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting, including responsibility for documenting tasks.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, in compliance with facility standard operating procedures.
  • Research experience in a strictly controlled regulatory environment will be considered an asset.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to perform routine tasks.
  • Demonstrable organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task.
  • Being self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Being able to foster a positive work environment, congruent with the company values and philosophy.
  • Dedication to and passion for CAT’s core purpose: helping aquaculture to feed the world, support the environment, and sustain the planet.

Application details

  • CAT offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.
  • Closing date: May 31, 2021 or until the position is filled.
  • Please send CV/resume and provide the contact information of three references to: [email protected]
    with “GxP Study Director: Fish Health – Victoria (PE)” as the subject line.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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