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Senior Fish Health Manager - Brunei

Monday, March 8, 2021

UVAXX, part of Barramundi Group, is looking for a senior fish health manager to play a leading role to spearhead the development of the company's business in Brunei, set up a diagnostic lab and provide services to the local and regional market. UVAXX is a Singapore-based aqua-tech company providing fish health services and autogenous vaccines to the aquaculture industry. Its business is expanding across the Asia Pacific region.

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the setup of a diagnostic lab and coordinate all administrative and logistics activities.
  • Implement health monitoring programs and services for Asian seabass and other aquatic species.
  • Work with the UVAXX HQ team based in Singapore to develop standard operating procedures to operationalize the diagnostic lab.
  • Perform routine microbiological and microscopic evaluation of samples to identify the pathogens including molecular diagnostics (e.g., qPCR) and serological analysis. 
  • Maintain daily quality control, calibration and routine maintenance of lab testing and lab instrument.
  • Take charge of the Brunei operational budget and develop short-term and long-term goals to drive KPI.
  • Develop sales pipeline and perform account management with the local Bruneian aquaculture industry and local government agencies.

Requirements: 

  • Master or degree in a scientific discipline related to veterinary science, microbiology, molecular biology or ichthyology.
  • Experience managing a laboratory.
  • At least two years of working experience in academic or industry settings with aquatic animals, disease diagnostics and pathology. 
  • Candidates with veterinarian experience in aquaculture or any other livestock will have an advantage.
  • Strong team player with positive work attitude, analytical minded, result-oriented, good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in ASEAN markets will be preferred.
  • Good organization and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks. 
  • Have good stakeholder relationship management skills to work with farmers, suppliers, partners, government organizations and internal stakeholders.
  • Regular traveling and fieldwork are required, therefore a valid driver’s license in Brunei Darussalam is necessary.

Submit cover letter and CV including experience, expected salary and how you intend to make a difference to Ying Quan Tan, ying.quan@barramundi.com. Apply by June 30, 2021.

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