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Ballan Wrasse Breeding Program Manager - UK

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Institute of Aquaculture of the University of Stirling, in partnership with Otter Ferry Seafish Ltd., is seeking a breeding program manager as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project. The project will focus on the development and implementation of a Ballan wrasse broodstock management strategy at the industry partner seeking to optimize stock performance and establish the first commercial selective breeding program for the species.


  • Review Otter Ferry Seafish business and market and project preparation.
  • Optimize Ballan wrasse broodstock spawning performance.
  • Characterize genetic relatedness of captive wild and F1 broodstocks.
  • Develop genetic markers associated with performance traits of interest.
  • Evaluate F1 broodstock spawning performance.
  • Implement the breeding program and disseminate the work.


  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant biology subject e.g. aquaculture, marine biology or agronomy.
  • Competent in general laboratory skills.
  • Capable of basic statistical analysis and data management.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office packages, in particular Word and Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Applicants should be comfortable working in remote locations, working and living as part of a small community.

For more information and application, visit Apply by November 26, 2020.

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