Working at Xelect

When you join Xelect you’re joining the forefront of genetics in aquaculture. We are a fast-growing, entrepreneurial and pioneering team of scientists and commercial professionals, who are genuinely breaking new ground in major growth industry.

From Horizon House (our custom built laboratory in the historic heart of St Andrews) we work with over 50 customers in over 20 countries. 

Horizon House is home to a smart, proactive, friendly and international team of experts from a range of different backgrounds, where every single person has the opportunity to make a difference.



We believe in what we’re doing, and we’re committed to doing it well. We aim to set the standards for our industry, rather than meet them. 


We share what we’re doing, welcome input from others and are always thinking about how we can do things better, more cost effectively for our customers, or simply learning new skills for ourselves.


Xelect is very much one team – we tackle challenges together, celebrate success together and look out for one another as people. Almost everything that we do as a company involves every member of the team.

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