Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh - The Roslin Institute

Fixed term for 12 months

A post-doctoral research position is available the research group led by John Hickey at The Roslin Institute. We seek a highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative and independent researcher to work in the area of genomics-assisted plant breeding to produce new knowledge for scientific publication and practical application. The projects objectives are to develop and implement advanced breeding strategies using genomic selection in order to accelerate the rate of improvement in key agricultural traits across a number of species.

You work alongside computational biologists, animal and plant breeders, quantitative geneticists and software engineers and have access to high performance computing clusters. Working to derive solutions at the interface between academia and industry, you will lead on research planning and management of key projects, guided by the group’s outputs and deadlines.

You will join the Genetics and Genomics department at The Roslin Institute, a world-class centre for research on quantitative genetics of populations, particularly in managed populations such as livestock, companion animals, forests and crops.

For more information about the group please visit

Informal enquires can be made to John Hickey at

For more information and to submit an application, please use the ‘apply’ button below.

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