The Roslin Institute in University of Edinburgh has opened a post-doc positio to research genomic selection in aquaculture. Apply by 1st of May 2019! Link to the full announcement can be found below.

A post-doctoral position is available to research genomic selection in aquaculture, with a focus on disease resistance in rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon. The post is within Professor Ross Houston’s laboratory at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. The post is part of a large European Union funded consortium project called AquaIMPACT, which aims to improve breeding and nutrition for the main farmed fish species in Europe. The research will include developing cost-effective designs for utilising low density genetic markers for predicting breeding values in industry breeding programmes. The post will also involve estimating genetic parameters, and methods for incorporating functional genomic data into genomic prediction.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD or be near to completing a PhD in a related field (i.e quantitative genetics). He / she will require extensive experience of genomic selection and genetic parameter estimation. Project management experience and a track record of successful oral and written communication of scientific results in a related field are also essential.

This post will offer the opportunity to work in a rapidly developing area of aquaculture genomics, disease resistance, and selective breeding. The successful candidate will have the chance to collaborate with leading academic and industry researchers in the field and to present results at (inter)national meetings and conferences.

The post is available immediately for 20 months with the possibility of extension.

This is a full time position, 35 hours per week.

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