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Aquaculture Breeding Program Manager - UK

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Xelect Ltd is seeking to appoint two dynamic breeding program managers to be based at its headquarters in St. Andrews in Scotland.


  • Liaison with clients to review, plan and manage the contracted breeding programs. This will involve regular overseas travel.
  • Understand laboratory processes involved including SNP genotyping as well as conduct of the post-laboratory processing and statistical analysis and subsequent compiling of reports and presentations.
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities, be effective within a team and hold outstanding interpersonal skills.

Essential skills:

  • A minimum of a M.Sc. relating to aquaculture, quantitative genetics, fish reproduction or animal breeding.
  • Knowledge and experience of hatchery and broodstock systems for finfish and/or shellfish species.
  • Experience working with aquaculture industry.
  • Excellent data management and computer literacy skills.
  • Willing to travel and experience working within other countries.
  • Laboratory skills in molecular biology including DNA extraction and qPCR techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of programming platforms including R and Linux.

Desirable skills:

  • PhD relating to aquaculture, fish reproduction or animal breeding.
  • Proficiency of programming platforms R and / or Linux.
  • SNP genotyping techniques.
  • Ability to converse in another language would be a distinct advantage.
  • Peer reviewed publications in the field of aquaculture, reproduction or genetics.

More information and application here. Apply by April 17.


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