Marine Harvest is the world's leading seafood company and the largest producer of salmon. Every day, our 13 233 employees in 24 countries produce 6.2 million healthy and delicious meals, served to customers across the globe.
Marine Harvest covers the whole value and production chain, from feed to plate, and through our vision of leading the “Blue Revolution” we are dedicated to farming the ocean in a responsible and efficient way. Marine Harvest is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Marine Harvest Breeding is responsible for delivering genetic improvement of the MOWI strain to Marine Harvest production units, and implementing research programs in genetics to drive the breeding program to greater efficiency in response to production requirements. The MOWI strain is unique to Marine Harvest, who produce all their own salmon ova based on the MOWI breeding program.
To strenghten our team we are now looking for
In Marine Harvest breeding is central to our Blue Revolution strategy, helping us implement better welfare and sustainability of production by focusing our breeding goals directly on the needs of our farming community.
The position as Geneticist is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team, working in the challenging and fast-moving area of genetics applied to animal production. You will be working alongside our research partners as well as our Global R&D and Technical Department and production teams to help deliver genetic progress from the breeding department to the salmon growing environment.
We are seeking scientists with skills and experience in the following areas: quantitative genetics (including breeding value estimation, breeding goal definition and mating design), genomic selection, bioinformatics and analysis of genomic data (including high density SNP array and next-generation sequencing data), database development and maintenance, and R&D project conception and management.
The position requires a PhD in the field of animal breeding, molecular genetics or bioinformatics. Both senior scientists with good publication records and experience with aquaculture species and junior scientists with relevant skills are encouraged to apply.
Participation in field operations (eg. Data collection, breeding operations) is encouraged and some travel in Norway and internationally will be required.
Office location is Bergen, although other options can be discussed.
For more information about the position contact:
Matthew Baranski, Genetics Manager (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell phone: +47 905 93 879) or
Roy Hjelmeland, Breeding Director (e-mail: email@example.com. Cell phone: +47 980 13 400)
Please send you application via www.marineharvest.com by April 1st.