Trabaja como Project Manager en una empresa dedicada a la acuicultura (Escocia) ~

24 de mayo de 2023

Trabaja como Project Manager en una empresa dedicada a la acuicultura (Escocia)

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Xelect is a leading aquaculture genetics services provider, based in St Andrews, Scotland. After a sustained period of rapid growth we are looking to recruit an additional Project Manager to join our growing team of aquaculture breeding programme managers. Our Breeding Programme Project Managers are experienced aquaculture professionals who are responsible for developing, and managing genetics-backed breeding programmes and carrying out consultancy for our global portfolio of customers.

With the support of our highly experienced laboratory, bioinformatics and genetics teams you will:
  • Co-ordinate the design of new programmes and communicate them to our customers
  • Manage the day-to-day running of our programmes, co-ordinating our internal resources whilst acting as a virtual member of our customers' team
  • Ensure that programmes are well managed, run efficiently and are delivered on budget and on time
  • Prepare annual reports and other briefings for customers, demonstrating performance against their commercial objectives
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improving our service and efficiency
  • Travel to support our customers on site at key times, providing practical support to implement their breeding programme
  • Report to the Head of Project Management

Essential skills:

  • A minimum of a MSc relating to aquaculture, quantitative genetics, fish reproduction or animal breeding
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Knowledge and experience of hatchery and broodstock management, including aquaculture operations more widely for finfish and / or shellfish species
  • Experience working within the aquaculture industry
  • Excellent data management and computer literacy skills
  • Willing to travel and experience working in other countries
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and programming platforms.

Desirable skills:

  • PhD relating to aquaculture, fish reproduction or animal breeding
  • Proficiency with programming platforms R and / or Linux
  • Advanced statistical skills including multivariate analysis
  • Proficiency in other languages
  • Peer reviewed publications in the field of aquaculture, reproduction or genetics.

Salary and Location:
Salary 36,000 - 47,000 per year. We currently operate a hybrid working pattern, combining office days and working from home. The position will be based in St Andrews, Scotland.

About Xelect:
Xelect is a leading aquaculture genetics service provider with a global portfolio of clients, including some of the biggest names in the industry. We employ a team of 17 staff, including a multidisciplinary
technical team with 13 PhDs in aquaculture, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, molecular biology and physiology. There are three business streams: breeding programme management, BioAudit & due diligence services and laboratory services. The business has its headquarters in the medieval university town of St Andrews on the East coast of Scotland some 80 km from Edinburgh airport. The company occupies modern office and laboratory facilities with 2 Illumina DNA sequencing machines. Breeding programme management is the largest business segment contributing 80% of revenues from customers in 20 countries dealing with 19 species of fish, shrimp and oysters.

The company has developed sophisticated industry-leading genetic and bioinformatic analysis pipelines including advanced mate selection software. The breeding service involves strategic partnerships
with customers on rolling long-term contracts with a high level of project management support delivered from the UK and through customer visits. Revenues are in access of aroun 2million/year and are growing at around 30% per annum. The company is profitable with good levels of cash flow. The shareholders in decreasing order of holding are Genus plc, Prof. Ian Johnston FRSE (current CEO and co-founder), the University of St Andrews, Dr Tom Ashton (Operations Director and co-founder) and the EOS Technology Investment Syndicate.

Further information:
To apply please send a current CV and a covering letter to, along with contact details of two referees. References will only be contacted after a successful interview. If you would like to make any enquiries about the role please email Closing date 9th June.

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