Vacancy – Scientific Officer (Aquaculture Genetics)

We are recruiting for a Scientific Officer to join our growing laboratory team at Xelect. Our lab team are integral to everything we do at Xelect.

 Key aspects of the role include:

  • Developing new genetic tools for various finfish & shellfish aquaculture species.
  • Smooth and efficient routine processing of samples (e.g. DNA extraction, library preparation & sequencing) in accordance to our strict Standard Operating Procedures, and liaising with the Laboratory, Analytical and Breeding Programme Management teams to ensure timely delivery of data.
  • Proficiency with programming platforms such R or Linux, including dealing with NGS data
  • Handling large datasets & working with our in-house bioinformatics & data management pipelines for upholding and maintaining high quality standards.
  • Performing and delivering the necessary genetic analyses using our custom built packages where needed
  • Maintaining our state-of-the-art laboratory while proactively seeking suggesting new ideas, tools and concepts to improve our genetic portfolio.