To support a growing aquaculture division, global animal health and nutrition company Alltech has announced the launch of the Alltech Aquaculture Postgraduate Program, a joint research partnership with the world-renowned University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture in Scotland, as an opportunity to fill a number of postgraduate positions within the division.

“Alltech’s aquaculture division is of growing importance to the company as we continue to provide natural, nutritional solutions to overcome challenges faced by all aquaculture species throughout the production cycle,” said Keith Filer, project manager for aquaculture research at Alltech. “For example, owning the only fully-operational, large-scale algae production facility in the world, we are capable of totally replacing fish oil, which is crucial for aquaculture. We are searching for candidates who are highly motivated and share the company’s passion for this growing industry.”

Successful candidates will scientifically evaluate Alltech’s aquaculture product range as well as examine issues such as fish health and disease, nutrigenomics, sustainable aquaculture feed formulation and fillet quality. Their research will encompass laboratory and farm-based trials, in addition to global travel within Alltech’s key aquaculture markets. Currently, Alltech has an Aquaculture Research Center in Kentucky, with plans to open another in Europe.

To date, the company has supported more than 150 graduate and doctoral agriscience students at universities around the globe. Many of these graduates have gone on to positions in academia, while others have joined the rapidly growing company.

For more information or to apply for the Alltech Aquaculture Postgraduate Program, please contact Janna Norton at jnorton@alltech.com.