Available position: Hatchery Manager

Hatchery manager – seaweed biologist

Seaweed Energy Solutions AS (SES) is a Norwegian company cultivating seaweed for food, feed, energy and other markets. Since the establishment in 2009, the company has engaged in several R&D projects and has been one of pioneers in the development of this new industry in Europe. SES has its main operations in Norway with a seaweed hatchery based in the city of Trondheim and a sea farm at the island of Frøya.

We are now seeking a “Hatchery manager” who will lead the operations and further development of our seaweed hatchery. We are seeking a skilled and dedicated biologist to join our young and enthusiastic team in Trondheim.

Your tasks:

  • Management of the seaweed hatchery operations
  • Day-to-day handling of operational challenges (biological and technical)
  • Biologically responsible for the hatchery. Responsible for further development of hatchery protocols and cultivation techniques
  • Sales of seedlings to external customers
  • Participation in national and international research projects
  • Participation in field work at the sea farm at Frøya


  • MSc or PhD in marine biology or aquaculture (preferably within macro- or microalgae)
  • Minimum 3 year work experience in aquaculture or marine sciences
  • Excellent communication skills in English and ability to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment

Personal abilities:

  • High work capacity
  • Strong analytical and scientific abilities – detailed oriented and ambitious
  • Flexible – ability to thrive in the hectic and unpredictable work environment of a biological production unit in rapid development
  • Practical and willing to engage in manual production tasks
  • Leaderships skills – well organised
  • Collaborative and enjoying working in teams
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic for seaweed

We offer:

  • Full time position (permanent employment) with starting date 1st May 2018
  • A key role in small and innovative company with large growth potential
  • Exciting and challenging work tasks
  • A dynamic work environment – work together with enthusiastic colleagues

Please send your application to Jon Funderud on funderud@seaweedenergysolutions.com, questions can be sent to the same e-mail address. Closing date for application:  26th March.

The application should include full CV, references and letter of interest/motivation.