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Laboratory Scientist Aquaculture Genetics - UK

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Xelect Ltd is seeking a laboratory scientist to be responsible for performing laboratory procedures in accordance with routine protocols and standard operating procedures. Applicants will be expected to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced and continuously evolving environment and adhere to deadlines while maintaining strict quality standards.

Essential skills:

  • Hold a BSc in relevant biological science, a PhD in molecular biology or genetics and at least two years of practical experience in an academic or commercial lab setting.
  • Strong expertise and knowledge in a range of molecular techniques e.g. DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, SNP genotyping, NGS library construction and sequencing.
  • Work under pressure to tight deadlines with large volumes of samples and large datasets is of critical importance.
  • Adhere to documented laboratory and data management workflows.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and troubleshooting skills.
  • Practical knowledge and expertise with core IT packages such as Microsoft Office.

Desirable skills:

  • Practical experience with customized DNA library construction for Illumina platforms.
  • Experience in aquaculture or population genetics.
  • Experience in R and Linux environments.
  • Experience in bioinformatics.

To apply, send a CV and cover letter, along with the contact details of three referees. References will only be contacted after a successful interview. Apply by April 10, 2021. For more information and application, visit

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