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Subject: Quantitative Genetics and Breeding scientist - KTP
       Associate (24 months)
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2024 08:41:53 -0500


Aquanzo (Edinburgh & St. Andrews) and The Roslin Institute (Edinburgh) have
been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP,
to develop and implement a breeding programme for artemia farming and
pioneer scalable, affordable, improved, and sustainable artemia eggs for
the aquaculture hatchery industry. We seek an independent and motivated
KTP Associate to drive this ambitious project. The post-holder will conduct
research and implementation of the quantitative genetics and breeding for
artemia in collaboration with Aquanzo.

Aquanzo ( is an AgriTech startup based in St
Andrews pioneering the transition of marine ingredients from harvesting to
farming. To achieve that, they are paving the way to domesticate a marine
zooplankton (artemia) and developing technologies to secure the future of
sustainable aquaculture.

The Roslin Institute ( is a world-class centre
for research on the quantitative genetics of populations, particularly in
livestock, companion animals, aquaculture, forests, and crops.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week). The post-holder will work with
Dr Remi Gratacap and Stefanie Lobnig at Aquanzo in Edinburgh and St
Andrews, supported by Prof Gregor Gorjanc and Dr Ivan Pocrnic and their
labs within The Roslin Institute (Quantitative Biology division) on the
Easter Bush Campus in Edinburgh.

The post comes with a significant training and travel budget for personal
and professional development. The post is fixed term, for 24 months.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Remi Gratacap (remi AT, Prof Gregor Gorjanc (gregor.gorjanc AT, or
Dr Ivan Pocrnic (ivan.pocrnic AT

Your skills and attributes for success:

* You are passionate about genetic management and population improvement
and want to impact the aquaculture industry practically.

* You either come from a quantitative genetics and breeding background or a
bioinformatics background, intending to learn how to apply the other

* You are independent, organised, and thrive in collaboration with
multidisciplinary teams working in a rapidly emerging sector.

* Please inspect the call documentation regarding the essential and
desirable knowledge, skills and experience needed for the post.

* Click to view a copy of the full job description:

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

* A competitive salary of 41,732 per annum. * An exciting, positive,
creative, challenging, and rewarding place to work. You will have
opportunities to grow and contribute to the work of Aquanzo and Roslin,
with a possibility to secure employment with Aquanzo beyond this project.

* To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community

* Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a
defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly
initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our
staff benefits page
( and use
our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits

Apply at:

Application deadline: 22nd May 2024



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