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R&D Développement 11/12/2019

Science Manager Aquaculture

Job family : R&D Développement | Position : R&D Développement | Area : Singapour | Region : Malaysia | Contract : CDI |

Key responsabilities

Job area & mission:


Within the framework of the R & D strategy and its defined roadmap, the Science Manager Aquaculture proposes and leads or directs the research and development programs. These programs aim for developing new products and services (Projects), improving current solutions or to differentiate them from competition. She/he develops and maintains the acquired aquaculture and scientific skills through professional and scientific networks. She/he is attentive to developments in aquaculture science, nutrition and digestive health.  She / he is the scientific partner of the Aquaculture Station Management.


Main responsibilities :


Advices, defines and executes strategies for the R&D teams regarding aquaculture, fish and shrimp nutrition and health

  • Ensures scientific pertinence of research trials in the field
  • Is key contributor in innovation projects in the field
  • Ensures the excellence in the implementation, execution and exploitation of trials done internally or with partners


Is responsible for scientific programs building and enriching the innovation portfolio

  • Ensures a scientific and technical intelligence: scientific literature, congress, patents
  • Initiates and manages scientific collaborations to develop new concepts, new methodologies or new ideas
  • Proposes and implements scientific programs that will provide the knowledge and skills needed to develop new products or services

Leads the tasks/ missions within the frame of research and innovation projects

  • Participates in the definition of objectives, the implementation and the follow-up of the actions necessary for the completion of the projects. He/She focuses the efforts on efficiency and results, in consultation with the various services involved (marketing, IP, regulatory, nutrition, chemistry…)
  • Is responsible for the ‘Animal Health and Nutrition’ tasks entrusted to him in the project, respects the timings and the budget and implements corrective actions
  • Communicates the progress of these actions to the Head of Aquaculture, the Project Director and the R&D team
  • Participates in Adisseo’s existing product / service development programs
  • Ensures the scientific intelligence on his / her subjects
  • Ensures the establishment and monitoring of the scientific and technical means necessary for the completion of programs for focusing on  efficiency, respect of deadlines and the attributed budget
  • Communicates regularly the progress of these development works for which he / she is responsible
  • If requested, provides technical and scientific support to the strategic business unit teams
  • Develops scientific communication to contribute to the Adisseo’s thought leadership strategy
  • Develops and maintains collaborations within the scientific community and builds a professional network
  • Presents the scientific work at international congresses and seminars


Contributes to the management of the Aquaculture Station:

  • Is key actor concerning protocol design and trial setup
  • Contributes to the excellence in the implementation of trials with clear definition of objectives, requirements, risk assessment in collaboration with the R&D Management.
  • Trains the team in relevant scientific methods and tools
  • Monitors the trials
  • Open to exceptionally work on week-ends, if required by trial schedule

Main Skills



  • Nutritionist, Veterinarian or Biologist with focus aquaculture, PhD level would be a considerable plus
  • Good knowledge of feed stuffs, species and more generally of animal nutrition in aquaculture
  • Proven track record in scientific publications and/or articles in the professional press
  • Developed scientific network (academia and/or commercial research stations & advisors)
  • Good knowledge of research management practices, knowledge in either digestibility, nutrition and/or pathogen challenge trials would be a considerable plus
  • Experience in trial design, protocol writing and data exploitation
  • Customer orientation, eager to put customer in the center of trial and program reflections
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment with cross-functional interfaces

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