PhD candidate position available

Organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University
Job Location: 
Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Salary: 
Studentship covers stipend and tuition fees
Job Description: 

The PhD student will utilize high throughput genomics and bioinformatics approaches to study gene networks/pathways that regulate different physiological traits, and develop genetic markers to enhance fish production traits with particular interest in muscle growth and quality.
The work is funded by a USDA Grant. The position is a full-time, 1-year appointment, renewable depending on progress. The search will remain open until the position is filled. The position is available to start January 2013.

Requirements: 

Minimal requirements for this position are a MSc. in Biology or related field; however, an exceptional candidate without an MSc may be considered. Candidate must be admissible to the MTSU Molecular Biosciences, Ph.D program, http://catalog.mtsu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=9&poid=2287&returnto=376
Preferred qualifications are experience in some of the following areas: Genomics, Bioinformatics, genotyping, PCR and sequencing, and statistical analysis.

Contact Information: 

Contact Name: Dr. Mohamed Salem
Contact email: Mohamed.Salem@mtsu.edu
Application Information: Applicants should send their CV, a brief description of research interests (optional), and contact information for three references.