Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (Statistical Genomics)

Rothamsted Research

About The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

Overview Of Role

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist with a strong background in quantitative genetics, genomics and statistics. Experience with linkage/association mapping and genomic prediction is essential, as is the ability to handle large data sets and develop bespoke analytical pipelines in R. The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in a relevant area, as well as a promising track record of delivering high-quality presentations and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

Building on extensive data and resources provided by the Designing Future Wheat and Tailoring Plant Metabolism Institute Strategic Programmes (ISPs), the role holder will develop innovative methodology that integrates high-throughput phenomics, linkage/association mapping, genomic prediction and crop growth modelling. She/he will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a highly interdisciplinary team, including members of multiple RRes departments and ISPs.

This role is initially a fixed term appointment for 3 years.

For informal enquiries about this position please contact Dr Gancho Slavov (

Interviews will be held: 23-25/07/2017

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