Post-doctoral Researcher in Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£29,927 - £35,124
21 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Post-doctoral Researcher in Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding

Type Fixed term

Salary  £29,927 - £35,124

Location  Kings Buildings, Edinburgh



£29,927 - £35,124 per annum
Ref: R/CEO/100/18

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

SRUC is expanding its capacity for research in quantitative genetics and plant breeding. A postdoctoral associate position is available to help achieve this goal. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team uniting laboratory field and glasshouse studies. The position will be based at SRUC’s central facility in Kings Buildings, Edinburgh. The position will involve close collaboration with SRUC staff and with collaborators on joint projects.

Duties will include: 

  • Design, implementation and analysis of quantitative genetic experiments.
  • Support and development of all activities in plant Quantitative Genetics within SRUC.
  • Analysis of data including genome wide association studies (GWAS) and family based mapping.
  • Help in development of grant applications in Quantitative Genetics.
  • Identification of new opportunities for research and collaboration.

Experience & Qualifications required
Applicants will hold a PhD in plant breeding, quantitative genetics, or a numerate biological discipline. Previous experience in plant breeding or conducting field experiments in crop plants is required as is experience in the application of genomic data in trait mapping and prediction. The successful candidate will possess expertise in one or more programming languages for statistical analysis (e.g.: R, Python, GenStat) and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. An established publication record is also essential.

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Closing date   20/01/2019 

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