Postdoc in quantitative genetics (Sweden) ~

11 de febrero de 2017

Postdoc in quantitative genetics (Sweden)

We are looking for a highly motivated person that will work within a newly started project focused on climate-adapted poplars (Populus spp.) for Swedish and Baltic regions (CLAP, The postdoc (24 months fixed term employment) will do work in association genetics and quantitative genetics to study the genetic architecture of phenology
traits as bud burst, bud set and growth cessation with the overall aim to develop molecular markers for breeding poplars varieties for use at northern latitudes. The applicant will conduct work in the lab,
in the field and use genomic and phenotypic data for different types of quantitative genetic analyses.

Successful candidates will have a PhD degree in genetics or equivalent
field. As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions
for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a
doctoral degree that is three years old at most. The candidate should have
proven expertise in genetics and be used to handle large genomic and/or
phenotypic datasets. Prior experience of working with computational
and/or statistical analyses in a quantitative genetics framework is
thus highly desirable. Excellent proficiency in English is required,
as English is the working language in the research group. A driving
license is preferable, as the work will involve some fieldwork in remote
areas. The project involves working within a larger research team of
around ten researchers, so candidates should have an easy time working
with others but also the ability to work independently with your own
research topics. Creativity and drive are personal characteristics that
are desirable due to the knowledge-driven aspect of the project. The PhD
position is housed at the Department of Plant Biology, Swedish University
of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden.

For mor information and instructions of how to apply see:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a
research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes
in for example rural development and natural resource management,
environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture. SLU
has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and has recently invested
heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp,
Umeå and Uppsala.

Pär K. Ingvarsson
Professor, Plant genomics and breeding
Department of Plant Biology
Uppsala BioCenter
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
PO-Box 7080
SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

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