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Fish Microbiologist and Vaccine R&D Manager – Seattle Metro – #7194

Fish Microbiologist and Vaccine R&D Manager – Seattle Metro – #7194

We have a position open in the Seattle Metropolitan area for an experienced Fish Microbiologist and Vaccine R&D Manager to develop new vaccines.

This position manages diagnostics on-site, R&D projects in North America, and assists with other joint R&D projects at universities and research organizations.

The company is a leading global innovator, manufacturer, and marketer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products. The company has more than a half a century of experience in providing science-driven solutions to optimize the health, well-being, and productivity of the world’s animals.

With six state-of-the-art R&D centers across four continents, we collaborate on an enviable product development pipeline in the evolving needs of the animal health industry.

Key Role-Specific Requirements Pertaining to Vaccine Development and Research

  • Develop new vaccines with veterinarians for vet-exempt and autogenous vaccines
  • Lead all R&D activities relevant to licensed aquaculture vaccine development throughout North America
  • Work closely with other team members on aquaculture R&D projects across sites
  • Assis and help field personnel with occasional sample collection and submission
  • Publish both grey literature articles and scientific peer-reviewed papers
  • Participation and coordination of clinical trials as required in conjunction with veterinary and field staff
  • Applying and securing SBIR and Research grants to perform studies on various disease aspects in partnership with key clients, and running both wet lab production trials
  • Collaborate with and manage projects with other research institutes, including universities and private companies on new collaborative research projects for commercialization
  • Continue to improve vaccines production efficiency
  • Develop new vaccines and evaluate new vaccine technologies that might be licensed for aquaculture vaccines
  • Work with sales team and veterinarians on developing vaccines for clients

Key Role-Specific Requirements Pertaining to Fish Microbiologists

  • Manage a fish diagnostic and microbiology laboratory, including managing new and existing fish isolates and samples
  • Manage fish pathogen culture collection
  • Work with the production manager on managing bacterial and viral seed and cell samples
  • Manage fish diagnostics for clients, with occasional field visits to obtain requisite samples
  • Develop new bacterial and viral cell cultures for vet-exempt vaccines, autogenous vaccine production, and newly licensed vaccines.

Must Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or virology
  • Master’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or virology
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise
  • Experience in vaccine development
  • AFS Certified Fish Health Inspector
  • Willingness to travel
  • Proficiency in writing technical documents and translating technical information
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office

Nice to Haves

  • Doctorate in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or virology
  • Veterinary degree
  • Experience in commercial vaccine production
  • Statistical knowledge for clinical trials

Life in Seattle

With everything from unrivaled natural beauty and world-class attractions to major sports teams, a thriving arts and culture scene and beyond, there is always something to do in Seattle. The area is bursting with entertainment, outdoor adventures, and fine-dining restaurants. Meet Artisan makers, shop in Indie boutiques or designer fashion shops, admire priceless works of art, sing your heart out at a karaoke club, catch a fish at ‘The Marketplace,’ and explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods. One of the city’s most active sightseeing areas is the Waterfront with its piers, which are home to recreational spaces, boat tours, and ferry docks, as well as fun attractions like “The Great Ferris Wheel.” In addition, the city boasts a magnificent mountain setting: to the east is the ice pyramid of Mount Rainier National Park, rising out of the Cascade Mountains, and to the west, the partly snowcapped peaks of Olympic National Park. Some call Seattle the Coffee capital of the U.S. as they are the 1st city that opened a Starbucks! With a booming tech industry, Pike Place Market, the Seattle Seahawks, and so much more, Seattle is a wonderful place to enjoy a work-life balance. Don’t forget to ride to the top of the Space Needle while you’re there!

If you feel you are the right candidate for the job, please contact us for immediate consideration.

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