Postdoctoral Research Associate in Genomics (wheat)

Organization
University of Liverpool, Centre for Genomic Research
Job Location
University of Liverpool
Crown street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L697ZB
United Kingdom
Salary
£32,600 - £35,609 pa
Job Description

You will join a rapidly expanding plant genomics group, playing a key role in an International research grant entitled, “Using Next Generation Genetic Approaches to Exploit Phenotypic Variation in Photosynthetic Efficiency to Increase Wheat Yield”. The project is led by Professor Anthony Hall in the Centre for Genomic research, in collaboration with the University of Lancaster, CiMMYT in Mexico, and Australian National University. This $2.0M project is funded as part of International Wheat Yield Partnership. The project aims to characterise photosynthetic traits from diverse lines of wheat and combine this with next generation DNA sequencing to identify the genes associated with each trait. The role in Liverpool will be to lead the sequencing component of the project. You will have a PhD in Biological Science with a focus on Computational Biology or Genetics, or related feild. Experience in quantitative genetics and/or next generation sequence data analysis, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently are essential. The post is available until 28 February 2019. 

Requirements

You will have a PhD in Biological Science with a focus on Computational Biology or Genetics, or related feild. We are particualrly interested in candidates with experience of quantitative genetics and/or wheat.

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