Research position in animal breeding and genetics (Spain) ~

26 de abril de 2013

Research position in animal breeding and genetics (Spain)


A research position is available at the Animal Breeding Department of INIA,
Madrid (Spain) to work on the topic 'Estimation of the impact of selection
and inbreeding on genetic diversity using genomic tools'.

The project is funded by the Spanish Government and is a collaboration of
INIA (Beatriz Villanueva y Jesús Fernández), the 'Universidad Politécnica de
Madrid' (Miguel Angel Toro) and the 'Universidad de Vigo' (Armando
Caballero). In this coordinated project we will evaluate from theoretical
and computational developments and analysis of empirical data, the
applicability of SNP markers in the estimation of allelic diversity, purging
of deleterious variants, estimation of effective population size, and
footprint of selection. Tasks for this post will involve computer
simulations and analysis of dairy cattle SNP data.

Candidates should have a strong background in quantitative genetics,
population genetics or animal breeding and a university degree valid in
Spain. Strong communication and computer skills are required. Postgraduate
qualifications will be an advantage.

The post is available for 2 years. The salary will be determined according
to the Spanish public research salary scale.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd May 2013. Unfortunately all the
documentation and the application form (attached) are in Spanish.

Beatriz Villanueva Gaviña

Departamento de Mejora Genética Animal
INIA (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y
Carretera de La Coruña km 7,5
28040 Madrid, Spain

Tel.: 34 91 347 6807
Fax: 34 91 347 8743


Jesús Fernández Martín

Departamento de Mejora Genética Animal            34-91 3471487
Instituto Nacional de Investigación y             34-91 3478743 (FAX)
Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)

Crta. A Coruña Km. 7,5
28040 Madrid (SPAIN)

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