Senior Scientific Officer in Genetics

Permanent position. Full time. Up to £45,000 p/a

Xelect manages breeding programmes for fish and shrimp species across the Americas, Europe, SE Asia, Africa and Oceania, including for some of the most well-known and progressive companies in the industry.  The company also operate an internal R & D programme at the forefront of aquaculture genetics and we are an industrial partner in several major academic research project.  We wish to recruit another highly motivated person to join our team and are looking for a suitably qualified person with a strong grounding in quantitative genetics.

Candidates are expected to have a relevant PhD or advanced MSc in quantitative genetics and animal breeding and some work experience. Knowledge of aquaculture would be a distinct advantage, but we would also welcome applications from candidates with a strong background in any field of animal or plant genetics and breeding. The salary on offer will depend on experience up to a maximum of £45,000 per annum. Additional benefits include 28 days paid holiday/year and involvement in the company’s pension and share option incentive schemes. More information about the company, including more detailed further particulars for the position can be found at Applications should comprise a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of 3 referees and sent by e-mail to Ian Johnston ( The closing date is 21st October 2019.

Informal enquires can be made to Professor Ian A. Johnston FRSE, Chief Executive Officer +44(0)1334 845357, e-mail or Dr Tom Ashton, Operations Director +44 (0)1334 845204, e-mail