Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh - The Roslin Institute - Division of Genetics and Genomics

Fixed term for 30 months

The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh is a world-class research institute with a track record of delivering cutting-edge research in livestock genetics and genomics. Housed in a new £60m building, the Institute undertakes top-class basic and translational science to tackle some of the most pressing issues in animal health and welfare, their implications for human health and for the role of animals in the food chain. The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) is a collaborative centre with The Roslin Institute, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as founding partners. CTLGH has an ambitious programme of research to drive farm animal improvement in Africa using genetics and genomics.

We are seeking a molecular biologist with strong bioinformatics abilities. The primary objective of the post is to analyse and integrate large-scale functional transcriptomic and genomic datasets from livestock within the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) and the Roslin Institute. Initial analysis will focus on pre-existing datasets from sheep and goats and will expand into generation and analysis of additional assays to identify regulatory regions driving key traits for livestock production and adaptation to a tropical environment. The post holder will combine molecular biology and bioinformatics skills to correlate genotype to phenotype; and will actively contribute to research publications. The post offers the opportunity to work within the International Sheep Genomics Consortium (ISGC), the International Goat Genomics Consortium (IGGC) and the international Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) consortium providing significant travel, collaboration and training opportunities for the post holder.

A PhD or a PhD near completion in molecular biology with additional qualification and/or experience in bioinformatics is essential for the post.

The research group is part of the Division of Genetics and Genomics at the Roslin Institute/The University of Edinburgh; and the post holder will be based at the Roslin Institute.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Emily Clark, in the first instance.

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 30 months.

For further particulars and to submit an application, visit the University of Edinburgh’s website via the apply button below.

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