Scientific Officer in Aquaculture Genetics

Xelect Ltd, the leading UK aquaculture genetics service company is seeking to appoint a highly motivated candidate for a permanent position on our scientific staff. The successful candidate will have a BSc in a relevant biological science and a PhD in molecular biology or genetics. Practical experience with customised DNA library construction and next-generation sequencing is essential and previous work experience is highly desirable. The ability to work to high standards of accuracy with large volumes of samples is of critical importance whilst some knowledge of programming in R would be an advantage. The company operates an internal training programme and offers a pleasant, stimulating and varied working environment with the benefits of a competitive salary (starting range £28-30K) and a defined benefit pension scheme. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three referees to The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 1st April 2019.