Women in Science – Quality Controller

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.

The Scottish Salmon Company

Today’s featured scientist is Anne Marie McIver, Quality Coordinator with The Scottish Salmon Company, based inStornoway, Western Isles.

What does your job entail?

I work within the Technical Department and am responsible for Food Safety and Quality (mainly at our Marybank facility), but also assist in ensuring our Quality Management Systems across the Company.

Why do you love what you do?

It offers the opportunity to work in a diverse role that incorporates science (a subject I studied at University) and also allows me to still live in the Western Isles. I love the food safety aspect of my job. Every day can be different and it can be very practical and hands on too. The people I work with are so enthusiastic and passionate about what they do – they make me smile!

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

Science is practical yet fact based, it never stands still and always offers opportunities to learn more every day. It gives a solid background for a career, which can take you in many different directions – it may ultimately leave you surprised where you end up!

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 here https://www.britishscienceweek.org