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December 23, 2015

Madagascar and Mauritius

Job—Shrimp Disease Specialist


UNIBIO, part of the UNIMA Group, has a full-time position open for an Aquatic Animal Health Specialist (veterinarian or pathologist) specialized in shrimp diseases.  Preference will be give to applicants with Masters or PhD degrees.  The successful applicant will work at shrimp hatcheries and farms in Madagascar, Mauritius (an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometers off the southeast coast of the African continent) and other countries where Unibio has joint ventures.




• Computer knowledge, record keeping and organizational skills are required.


• A Bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited university with five years experience working with fish, shellfish or crustacean disease diagnosis at a farm or lab.


• Or a Master’s degree with three years of experience


• PhDs with experience will have preference.


The applicant must have the ability to supervise, lead and function as a member of a team, be able to work with government and private sector personnel and possess exceptional communication skills.


Job Description and Duties


• Working with a team of aquatic animal health experts in Mauritius and countries where Unibio has joint ventures.


• Observing animal behavior, collecting sick animals and routine samples, executing biosecurity plans and diagnosing diseases.


• Examining animal tissues and fluids, performing biopsies or necropsies, determining the cause of disease through observation and laboratory analysis, utilizing microscopes and other specialized pieces of laboratory equipment.


• Advising veterinarians or aquatic animal health specialists in the field about the diseases they detect in sample tissues and fluids.


• Contributing to the development of control measures for aquatic animals, conducting scientific research studies and advising managers about the spread and progression of various diseases that may affect shrimp health.


• Managing employees.


• Training and supervising team members in the proper techniques of managing aquatic animal health and diseases diagnosis.


• Working with farm management to schedule and monitor activities related to biosecurity activities on farms.


• Scheduling and assigning team members to ensure that work schedules are completed on time.


• Supervising, coordinating and participating in farm biosecurity activities—including, disinfection, cleaning, sampling, examination and transportation.


• Communicating and working as a team member.




Source: World Aquaculture SocietyWAS Employment ServiceAquatic Animal Health Specialist–Unibio.  December 23, 2015.

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