Genetics Services Manager

Do you want to lead an international team of experts who are at the forefront of aquaculture genetics? Our business is expanding rapidly and we are strengthening our management team. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Genetics Services Manager, who is interested in an exciting opportunity with a growing company.

About the position

The Genetics Services Manager shall provide leadership and management for Benchmark Genetics’ team of skilled technical experts in support to the Director of Genetics. The primary task is to coordinate the available technical and human resources to ensure high standard advanced technical deliveries to internal programs and external customers, and to strengthen the team’s capability and capacity to serve a rapidly growing global aquaculture sector.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading and managing Benchmark Genetics core technical team
  • Oversee and coordinate technical deliveries to Benchmark’s internal programs and external customers.
  • Oversee and coordinate relevant R&D projects undertaken by the Benchmark core genetics team.
  • Maintain and advance the team’s technical capabilities to meet current and future demands for applied genetics service provision.
  • A higher degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in applied genetics or relevant fields
  • Industry experience in the operation of applied genetic improvement programs and large scale genetic/genomic evaluations in livestock or aquaculture species
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • Excellent organizational and teamwork skills
  • Excellent English communication skills, verbal and written

Qualifications and Experience:

Salary: Salary depending on qualifications and experience

Hours: Full time position

Location: Bergen, Norway (other locations may be considered under specific circumstances)

Reports to: Director of Genetics, Benchmark Genetics

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

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for scheduling personal interviews.

For inquiries, please contact:

Jan-Emil Johannesen, Managing Director, Benchmark Genetics email:, Cell: +4790071585, or

Dr. Morten Rye, Director Of Genetics, Benchmark Genetics email:, Cell: +4795213271

To apply for this role, please email your CV and a covering letter to Jan-Emil Johannesen, Managing Director, Benchmark Genetics or Dr. Morten Rye, Director Of Genetics, Benchmark Genetics before 30th September 2020
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