Women in Science – Senior Biologist

Women In Science

Between 11th February, International Day of Women and Girls in Science and British Science Week 9th – 18th March), we’re introducing you to some of the amazingly talented scientists . . . who just happen to be women . . . working in Scottish salmon farming. They not only help to make Scottish salmon the global success story it is today, but are working tirelessly to ensure its sustainable future.

Scottish Salmon Company

Today’s featured scientist is Kimberley Lowe, Senior Biologist with the Scottish Salmon Company, based at Lochgilphead in beautiful Argyll & Bute.

What does your job entail?

Overseeing the health and welfare of our Scottish salmon at our freshwater and marine sites across our South region.

Why do you love what you do?

I love this job because it is always a challenge – there is always something new just around the corner, with opportunities to learn and progress. There is a nice balance of field work and office time, and the team I work with are amazing!

What advice would you give other women or girls thinking of a career in science?

Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do! Do something that genuinely interests you and get as much field experience as possible relevant to the area you want to work in. Academia is very important but having practical skills will set you apart from other potential candidates.

To find more about the UN’s International Women & Girls in Science Day visit http://www.un.org/en/events/women-and-girls-in-science-day/

For more information on British Science Week go herehttps://www.britishscienceweek.org