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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Poultry Genomics

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

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2021
Closes: 3rd December 2021
Job Ref: 2466
 

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Poultry Genomics to participate in the activities of a work package of the EU Horizon2020 funded project entitled “The regulatory GENomE of SWine and CHicken: functional annotation during development (GeneSwitch)”. The key deliverables for this post is to evaluate the utility of using enhanced genome annotation on improving the accuracy of genomic breeding values in meat-type chickens.

The Opportunity:

The post offers the opportunity to participate in a large and multidisciplinary project that aims to produce new genome information and enable the characterisation of genetics in monogastric species. The successful post-holder will have access to a big genomic dataset consisting of hundreds of thousands of chickens and will be able to apply advanced prediction tools to conduct large scale genomic analysis. There will be ample opportunities for collaboration with other partners in the GeneSwitch project, both within the University of Edinburgh and abroad. 

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD in Quantitative Genetics, Animal or Plant Breeding, Bioinformatics or relevant field
  • Experience in genotype imputation
  • Competent with data analysis/scripting programming languages (e.g Python)
  • Demonstrable experience in analysis of complex multivariate data sets
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently and as part of a team

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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