We are a spin-off company of Ghent University created to provide contract research services to the shrimp aquaculture industry. As a professional Contract Research Organisation (CRO), we are able to provide solutions for the biggest health challenges of shrimp farming.


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Currently we are looking for a highly motivated colleague with high sense of commitment and responsibility to join our young and dynamic international team. You will work alongside our scientific staff on challenging research projects in shrimp aquaculture. We offer an attractive salary package proportional to performance and responsibilities.


  • Studies in biotechnology or similar
  • Experience of at least 1 year in laboratory work
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • Strong sense of motivation and initiative
  • Strong sense of responsibility and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to follow strict standard operating procedures
  • Excellent communicator
  • Discrete and able to handle confidential data
  • Willing to do shifting weekend
  • Excellent English language skills, spoken and written
  • Strong knowledge on Microsoft office package and software in general is a plus


  • Planning, setting up and undertaking microbiological/molecular tests and in vivo infection trials:
    • Planning and preparation of trial documentation
    • Setting up and execution of controlled infection experiments on shrimp
    • Drafting of internal reports
    • Overview and follow up of all experiments and trials
  • Organisation and quality control:
    • Complying with ordering system rules
    • Calibration of equipment
    • Ongoing quality control of maintenance, cleaning and sterility of equipment
    • Materials stock administration
  • Handling and execution:
    • Correct blood withdrawal from shrimp & testing of immune parameters
    • Examination of animals for behavioural changes or clinical symptoms
    • Compliance with safety procedures
    • Development of daily planning & task overview
  • Animal experiments:
    • Shrimp infection trials (mainly)
    • Nutrition trials and related shrimp care

If you are interested, please send your CV and motivation letter to before 30 September 2020.


Currently we are looking for an animal research technician to join our young and dynamic international team working on challenging research projects in shrimp aquaculture. Working alongside other scientific staff you will support our research activities through daily shrimp care, monitoring, recording and reporting on various shrimp health parameters.


Your tasks among others will include:

  • Feeding the shrimp and monitoring of various shrimp health parameters
  • Preparation of shrimp feed
  • Reporting through collection and entry of data into the electronic database
  • Daily maintenance and support of shrimp breeding facilities
  • Carrying out shrimp breeding procedures
  • Carrying out various experimental trial procedures, including preparation and clearing up of experimental facilities
  • Contributing to optimisation of existing standard operating procedures and work instructions.


  • Bachelor degree in biology related study fields
  • Experience in aquaculture is a plus
  • Flexible, proactive and motivated
  • Solution oriented
  • Eye for detail, precision
  • Resilience and strong sence of responsibility
  • Willing to work on weekend rotation (1-2 weekends per month)
  • Good spoken English
  • Driver license

If you think you are a good match for our requirements, then please send us your CV and short motivation letter to

Closing date for applications 30 November 2020.