Applications are invited for two permanent posts with Xelect Ltd, the fast-growing aquaculture genetics service company based in St Andrews, Scotland ( We are looking for highly motivated individuals wanting to build a career in the aquaculture industry.

Post 1 Senior scientist, Geneticist

Candidates are expected to have a relevant first and higher degree, excellent bioinformatic skills, and preferably some experience in animal or plant breeding.

Post 2 Scientific officer, molecular biology

Candidates are expected to have at least an MSc and significant practical experience in working in a molecular biology laboratory. Previous experience with DNA extraction, PCR and Next Generation Sequencing is highly desirable.

Both positions have the benefit of a highly competitive salary and pension scheme. The posts are available immediately with a mutually agreed starting date. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of two referees. Informal enquires may be made to Dr Tom Ashton (, 01334 845216) or Professor Ian Johnston (, 01334 845357). The closing date for these positions is 5 pm 31st July 2017.

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