Aquaculture Scientist (genetics and breeding)


Aquaculture Scientist (genetics and breeding)

Cawthron’s aquaculture research is transforming the way New Zealand farms seafood. 

We work closely with the aquaculture industry, combining a practical multidisciplinary approach with science excellence to realise aquaculture’s potential. We lead research in a range of areas including selective breeding of multiple species, shellfish hatchery production, shellfish and finfish physiology, algae production, aquatic health and new species development. 

We are seeking an experienced researcher to grow our genetics and breeding team, with the skills and initiative to integrate modern and traditional breeding methods. Suitable candidates will have PhD level expertise in quantitative genetics and experience in the application of genomics tools. Ideally, they will have at least 3 years’ experience in genetic improvement related research and/or industry breeding programmes. Experience in aquaculture is an advantage but not essential. Remuneration will reflect skills and experience offered.

If you’re an enthusiastic team-player, motivated to deliver science that supports the New Zealand aquaculture industry and want to be part of our vision for a better future, join New Zealand’s largest independent research organisation.  Apply by 30 September 2019 via the Cawthron website. 



Permanent Full Time

Job no: HZBP92303

Location: Nelson - Glenhaven

Closing Date: Monday 30 September 2019