December 13 2022

We’re Hiring – Algal Biologist

Join our team as an Algal Biologist! 

Industrial Plankton’s new Algal Biologist will support the Chief Science Officer on algae photobioreactor (PBRs) optimization and use. 

You will ensure proper operation and maintenance of in-house and customer PBRs. In addition, you will work with the production team to build, operate and support Industrial Plankton’s PBRs globally. 

The Biologist will also be expected to assist with the research and development in optimizations of the current technologies and future projects from a biological perspective.

Industrial Plankton

Industrial Plankton is a dynamic company that loves to innovate, build, and support the industries we work with: aquaculture, biotech, and research. we are proud that our highly specialized employees share our values. We design, manufacture, and support high-tech bioreactors that allow our customers worldwide to easily grow live algae on-site. Our equipment is in 27 countries and counting!  We are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Primary duties:
  • Handle customer inquiries on algae cultivation
  • Creating SOPs for operating PBRs
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of PBRs
  • General algae husbandry (i.e., culture/library maintenance) 
  • Operating in-house PBRs
  • Running growth trial benchmarking PBRs
  • Collaborating with technicians to operate PBRs.
  • Training PBR use abroad
  • Record maintenance of PBR and customers
  • Additional duties as assigned
Requirements and Capabilities
  • College diploma or B.Sc. in a related field (Marine Science, Agriculture, Biology, Aquaculture)
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask efficiently 
  • Detail oriented
  • Great organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Fluent in English (Ability to read, comprehend, and follow verbal directions precisely) 
  • Ability to communicate directions to others efficiently and respectfully
  • Enjoyment of traveling
  • Proven critical thinking and problem-solving experience
  • Able to lift 50lbs and use a ladder safely
Desirable but not required
  • Interest and/or experience in aquaculture or algal biotechnology
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing, PVC, and power tools
  • Proofreading experience
  • Graphic design (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Photography & editing skills

By applying, you seek to join a team of hardworking professionals dedicated to consistently delivering results and contributing to the financial success of the organization, its clients, and its employees.

  • Pay: Salaried full-time compensation based on applicable experience and skill
  • Generous benefits package included
Work Location:
  • 3374 Burns Ave, Victoria, BC
  • International travel is required intermittently 
  • Some Work From Home days are possible upon request
  • Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport 
  • Trusted Traveller Program (i.e. Nexus, Global Entry, etc – only preferred, not required)
How to apply:

Please send your resume with a short statement explaining your interest in the position addressed to



Industrial Plankton is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, colour, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, per applicable federal, provincial, and local laws.