Lead Kelp Hatchery Technician
(This position is now closed)
We are seeking a reliable, skilled, self-directed and team-oriented individual to set up and run our new Hatchery as a Seaweed Technician. Reporting direct to the Owner, you will organise the seasonal operations in our kelp hatchery, including cultivating seaweed ready to be taken out to the growing lines, contributing to light facilities maintenance and engaging in science support activities.
In depth knowledge and experience of growing Kelp is essential. Knowledge of other UK seaweeds, particularly Ulva and red seaweeds is desirable.
This is a hands-on, temporary part-time (20 hours/week) position but will becomes a full-time position in the near future.
Execute Green Ocean hatchery protocols and procedures, including maintaining aquarium tanks, sanitizing hatchery equipment, and prepping kelp spools for seeding and out planting
Be responsible for routine maintenance, and record keeping
Monitor and log kelp growth.
Clean and maintain kelp aquaria
Help with other seaweed related tasks in the laboratory and other areas within the business.
This is a new position so you will have a say in setting up the seaweed laboratory.
Desired Skills and Requirements:
Collaborative, Fastidious, Ability to take direction, Willingness to learn new system inside and out with no-task-is-too-small attitude, Familiarity with microscopes, and experience working in a hatchery or lab a plus.
Handling delicate kelp seed spools required, not afraid to get your hands dirty.
You will be involved in a number of seaweed projects from growing kelp in Green Ocean farms, trialling other methods of growing seaweeds such as offshore or on mats and experiment growing seaweed on land in pods.
Remuneration will be dependent on experience.
To apply please email your C.V and covering letter to Alec Watt –
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