Post-Doctoral Researcher in Livestock Genomics

University of Edinburgh -The Roslin Institute

£30,424 – £36,298

Applications are invited for a 3-year full-time appointment as Post Doctoral Researcher in Livestock Genomics at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. The position is supported by a grant of the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council.

Candidates with a PhD degree in a relevant area, and excellent statistical, computational and programming skills are encouraged to apply. Experience in quantitative analysis of complex traits is essential.

The position will sit within the Genetics and Genomics Division based in the new state-of-the-art Roslin Institute Building at the Easter Bush campus. You will join a dynamic team of quantitative geneticists, bioinformaticians, computational biologists, epidemiologists, statisticians and molecular biologists. You will also liaise closely with the Animal Breeding and Genomics Team of SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College).

Your role will be to conduct scientific research on statistical and computational aspects of animal breeding and genomics. Main responsibilities include:

  1. Develop and utilise innovative quantitative and computational techniques and methods to optimise genomic evaluation and selection in livestock species.
  2. Develop and implement novel frameworks for breeding value estimation and breeding programme design.
  3. Develop innovative tools to use (post)genomic technologies for the improvement of livestock traits.
  4. Contribute to the development of new research ideas and grant proposal preparation.
  5. Contribute to synergies between Roslin and SRUC research activities.
  6. Participate in relevant postdoctoral networking activities, and attend/present seminars and research talks.

Ref: 013264
Closing Date: 20 May 2013

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Posted on April 19, 2013, in Job Opportunities, Research grants, fellowship and scholarships, Youth and Agriculture and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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