Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh - The Roslin Institute

A post-doctoral research position is available the research group led by John Hickey at The Roslin Institute. We seek a highly motivated, creative and independent researcher to work on the development of computational solutions applied to processing and analysing large datasets. The projects objectives are to harness huge amounts of data in order to accelerate the rate of genetic improvement applied to livestock and plant breeding programmes in order to deliver real improvements in productivity and sustainability of food production around the world.

You will 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

This post is available on a fixed term basis until 30 April 2019

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

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