Applied Aquaculture Geneticist

Application deadline: Oct 31, 2022

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Application deadline:

31st October 2022


Benchmark Genetics Norway HQ, Bergen, Norway (other locations may be considered)



Dr Morten Rye, Director of Genetics

Cell: +47 952 13 271


Competitive according to qualifications and experience


Full-time, working no less than 37½ hours per week

Reports to:

Dr Morten Rye, Director of Genetics

About Benchmark Genetics

Benchmark Genetics is a global leader in aquaculture genetics and breeding with extensive experience from applied breeding programs for nearly 20 species across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Besides being a significant provider of high-performing stocks of Atlantic salmon, marine shrimp (L. vannamei), and Nile tilapia to the global aquaculture sector, Benchmark Genetics supplies advanced genetic services to numerous external breeding programs around the world. Read more about what we do at

Benchmark Genetics is a member of the Benchmark Group ( This leading biotechnology company uniquely combines world-leading expertise and operations in Genetics, Advanced Nutrition, and Animal Health for sustainable and cost-effective aquaculture production.

Position Description

This position offers a unique opening for a motivated candidate to build an exciting career in a scientific field of vital importance for sustainable food production. The successful applicant will join the Breeding and Genetics team at Benchmark Genetics. The position involves developing and supervising optimized broodstock management and selective breeding programs to further strengthen Benchmark Genetics’ position as a leading provider of technical genetic services to external clients globally. These services include breeding program design and implementation at a range of levels; from effective broodstock management through to family breeding programs, including provision of genomic tools. A crucial part of the role is to build strong relationships with clients and provide leading services that reflect each clients’ priorities and available resources.

Key Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  • To develop and implement applied broodstock management and selective breeding programs, including:
    • active participation in creative and collaborative team processes
    • contribution in simulation studies
    • active communication with external clients during the planning and program implementation phases
    • technical visits to client’s operations
    • provision of appropriate genomic tools


Essential skills and qualifications:

  • A university degree in a field of relevance for applied aquaculture genetics (e.g., animal breeding, genomics, statistics, computational science, bioinformatics)

Personal attributes/characteristics:

  • Creativity and ability to think outside the box
  • Teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • Genuine interest in sustainable aquaculture productions
  • Communication skills and proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Analytical skills
  • Effective time management abilities
  • Comfortable with working with clients in a variety of international locations
  • Flexible and able to travel nationally and internationally as required


Application deadline: Oct 31, 2022

Submissions: Send cover letter, CV and contact details of two references

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for personal interviews.

For informal inquiries, please contact:

Dr Morten Rye, Director of Genetics (email:, Cell: +47 95213271)