Research Technician

Aquabyte

Aquabyte

Bergen, Norway
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Our mission
Aquabyte is on a mission to revolutionize the sustainability and efficiency of aquaculture. By making fish farming cheaper and more viable than livestock production, we aim to mitigate one of the biggest causes of climate change and help prepare our planet for impending population growth. Aquaculture is the single fastest growing food-production sector in the world, and now is the time to define how technology is used to harvest the sea and preserve it for generations to come.
We are a diverse, mission-driven team that is eager to work alongside kindred spirits. If this vision makes you smile, gives you goosebumps, or otherwise inspires you please get in touch.
Our product
We are currently focused on helping salmon farmers better understand their fish populations and make environmentally-sound decisions. Through custom underwater cameras, computer vision, and machine learning we are able to quantify fish weights, detect the health status, and generate optimal feeding plans in real time. Our product operates at three levels: on-site hardware for image capture, cloud pipelines for data processing, and a user-facing web application. As a result, there are hundreds of moving pieces and no shortage of fascinating challenges across all levels of the stack.
Watch a short documentary on Aquabyte with Amazon's CTO at a Norwegian fish farm here! https://youtu.be/YZ_qJ5JFD3I
The role
We’re seeking a Field Research Technician to join our team and help us ensure our fish farming customers are successful! This is a 6 month full-time hours position.

Job Responsibilities

  • Service work with testing and troubleshooting of equipment
  • General service and maintenance of cabinets and cameras
  • Washing and cleaning material from field trips
  • Preparation of cables and installation of various components
  • Calibration of cameras
  • Handling of fish during field experiments
  • Technical support of field research activities
  • Data entry and annotation
  • Communicating with farmers and other researchers

Qualifications

  • Previous experience as working with fish would be preferred but not necessary
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong empathy, excellent interpersonal skills, positive, engaging
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Basic Tech skills, Excel experience is a plus
  • Ability to travel 2-3 days away from Bergen sporadically
  • Fluent in Norwegian and English, writing and speech
  • Physically able to lift around 25kg
  • Boat driver's license preferred but not required
  • Valid driver's license is required as the position involves some driving

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Office space in the heart of Bergen
  • Free lunch and free snacks
  • Potential travel
  • Evolve in a fast-paced environment
  • Be able to shape a business in its early days
  • Get ideas, feedback, and suggestions from other best-in-their-field colleagues
Aquabyte is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, and is supported by NEA, Costanoa Ventures, and many other respected investors.
At Aquabyte, we admire interesting people with a unique background. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t satisfy all the requirements, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!